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The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

Facebook has been embroiled in a huge row in India after WSJ reported in August that the site failed to take down anti-Muslim comments by a Bharatiya Janata Party politician.

US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

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US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

America's decision to exert more pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims comes as human rights groups are calling for an end to labour camps in Xinjiang.

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate speech by the ...

Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

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Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

The BJP politician reportedly called for Rohingya Muslim refugees to be shot.

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Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular dating apps, prompting outrage.

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Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy ...

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Berlin teacher headscarf ban is illegal, rules top court

The ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle brought by a Muslim woman who was banned from teaching in the city.

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Steve Bannon says he is 'political hit job' victim

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Steve Bannon says he is 'political hit job' victim

Bannon, who is credited with orchestrating Donald Trump's 2016 presidential bid, on Thursday denied one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud ...

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Trump congratulates 'proud Islamophobe' on Republican primary victory

The US president wished good luck to Laura Loomer, a far-right congressional candidate in his home district.

Visiting Al-Aqsa 'impermissible' through normalisation, Jerusalem Mufti declares

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Visiting Al-Aqsa 'impermissible' through normalisation, Jerusalem Mufti declares

Those who try to enter al-Aqsa Mosque via the means of normalisation will not be allowed, says the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Biden 'removed condemnation of Israeli occupation from campaign'

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Biden 'removed condemnation of Israeli occupation from campaign'

Biden allegedly told his advisors not to include “any reference to Israeli occupation” into a draft of his campaign’s platform days before it ...

Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel <em>ban</em>

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Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore assistance to the Palestinian Authority.

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Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

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Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

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UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

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Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

A military spokesman for Gaza's rulers Hamas admitted that a junior naval officer spied for rival Israel before fleeing.

Hamas bans two Saudi-owned networks from Gaza

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Hamas bans two Saudi-owned networks from Gaza

Hamas has blocked two Saudi-owned news networks from operating in the Gaza Strip.

Jordan top court dissolves country's <em>Muslim</em> Brotherhood

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Jordan top court dissolves country's Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan's top court has dissolved the country's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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