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The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

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French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the charge of "using Islam for political gain".

Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

Malaysia's Mahathir complains over removal of France posts

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Malaysia's Mahathir complains over removal of France posts

Mahathir Mohamad's posts claimed Muslims had the right to "kill millions of French people", sparking widespread condemnation.

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Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims have right to kill French

The former prime minister of Malaysia sparked outrage after he said Muslims have a right 'to kill millions of French people' in a now deleted tweet.

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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

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Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

Bangladesh has sent more troops into a refugee camp after days of fatal fighting between Rohingya drug gangs.

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US fines Emirates $400,000 for flying over Iran airspace

The UAE's national airline has been fined over flights operated last year amid tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Malaysian PM wins crucial victory in state polls

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Malaysian PM wins crucial victory in state polls

The country's prime minister celebrates a narrow victory in state elections, as his hold on power wavers.

<em>Malaysia</em> PM faces major test in state polls

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Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

The outcome of the Sabah state elections, in which 1.1 million people are eligible to vote for 73 assembly seats, will be a key test of ...

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

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World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

Qatar is only the second team from Asia invited to play in the Gold Cup.

The EU is fueling hunger in Africa

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The EU is fueling hunger in Africa

Comment: Unless the EU urgently rethinks its protectionist trade policies a sharp uptick in food insecurity will turn the Covid-19 crisis into a ...

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Pakistan's army chief visits Saudi amid strained relations

General Qamer Javed Bajwa's visit was apparently aimed at easing a rift caused by Pakistan's criticism of the Saudi-led Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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Algeria turns to Islamic finance to prop up economy

Algeria has launched Islamic finance product s to attract more money, but bankers warn it isn't enough to fix the country's economy.

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Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

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Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Al-Jazeera says <em>Malaysia</em> rejects visas for Aussie staffers

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Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

Malaysian authorities last month questioned Al-Jazeera staff, with police seizing two computers from their office on Tuesday.

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Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

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Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in <em>Malaysia</em>

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Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

Authorities confirmed a group of Rohingya migrants that were feared to be dead were found alive on an island in Malaysia.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared dead off Malaysia's coast

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared dead off Malaysia's coast

Only one Rohingya refugee from a group of 25 made it ashore after an attempt to swim ashore from their boat.

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