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Bahrain's King Hamad expressed 'support and solidarity of the kingdom with Morocco in defending its sovereignty and its rights' in a phone call with King Mohamed VI.

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

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Polisario says pounds Morocco defensive wall in Western Sahara

The pro-independence Polisario Front said it launched attacks against a Moroccan defensive wall in the disputed Western Sahara.

France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

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Morocco says Western Sahara wall completed

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that a wall in the Western Sahara region has been extended to the Mauritanian border.

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Fresh exchanges of fire in Western Sahara: UN

Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front have exchanged fresh gunfire in the Western Sahara.

Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

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Western Sahara conflict to end when 'occupation' over: Polisario

The pro-independence Polisario Front said that conflict in the Western Sahara would end once Morocco stops its "occupation" of the disputed ...

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Morocco, Polisario exchange fire in Western Sahara: report

Morocco's official news agency said the army responded to fir by the Polisario Front along the UN-patrolled buffer zone in Western Sahara.

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the ...

<em>Mauritania</em> and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

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Mauritania and Algeria urge Western Sahara ceasefire be upheld

Mauritania and Algeria urged Morocco and the Polisario Front to uphold a three-decade-old ceasefire in disputed Western Sahara.

Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

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Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

The Polisario Front said the three-decade-old ceasefire in the Western Sahara is now over.

Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

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Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

Morocco has announced operation in the Western Sahara in response to 'provocations' by the Polisario Front.

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

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EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

A European institute should be formed to train imams across the region, the EU chief suggested on Monday, amid weeks of heightened tensions.

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UAE opens consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara

The UAE became the first Arab country to open a diplomatic mission in the Western Sahara.

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European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

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France ambassador to return to Turkey amid tensions

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the ambassador to Ankara will return to chase up clarification on recent statements made by ...

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Mass rally in Yemen's Taiz over Macron's anti-Islam remarks

Thousands of protesters gathered in Taiz in support of Islam and its Prophet Muhammad on Saturday, amid rising tensions between Muslims and ...

Macron faces backlash after claiming 'secularism never killed anyone'

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Macron faces backlash after claiming 'secularism never killed anyone'

Amid global outrage at his remarks on Islam, Emmanuel Macron appears to have dug his heels in with his latest comment.

Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

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Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

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France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

French authorities are seeking to ascertain whether the young Tunisian man suspected of killing three people inside a Nice church had outside ...

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