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An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

Mohamed Fathy Suliman allegedly travelled to Turkey in 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State in Syria.

German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

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Palestinians register for election, but Jerusalem's fate remains uncertain

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip have started to register to vote.

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Florida man charged with trying to join ISIS

Mohammed Fathy Suliman, 33, travelled from Orlando to the Turkish/Syrian border in 2014, where he was arrested by Turkish authorities.

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

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Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US troops from Somalia.

How India's 'Love <em>Jihad</em>' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women ...

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

Israel delivers first Iron Dome radar to US

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Israel delivers first Iron Dome radar to US

Commentators say the Iron Dome's ability to intercept Katyusha-style rockets and mortars at very short ranges could be useful in protecting the ...

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Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

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Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees Affairs has called for international organisations to intervene as Maher al-Akhras, who is on the verge ...

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Palestinian Israelis protest against France's Macron

Demonstrators in the Palestinian-majority district of Jaffa gathered outside the residence of France's ambassador to Israel.

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

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US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

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Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US ...

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