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USAID's recently appointed religious freedom advisor has made multiple Islamophobic comments on his social media profiles.

The US House of Representatives voted with just one dissent in favour of the Uighur Human Rights Act.

Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

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Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

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Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes ...

Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

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Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker told people 'to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey'.

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the ...

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

<em>Muslim</em> woman becomes UK's first hijab-wearing judge

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Muslim woman becomes UK's first hijab-wearing judge

Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, was practicing law as a barrister before her promotion.

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

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American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

A Muslim rights group is demanding answers over the shooting of a Sudanese-American man who displayed signs of mental illness.

IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its car park ...

Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The ceasefire, only the second of its kind in the 19-year-old conflict, has raised hopes of an extended truce between the Taliban and Afghan ...

Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

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Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to see lockdown measures across the world, Muslims in the US and Canada celebrated Eid in a very unique ...

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UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government's response to the health crisis.

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission ...

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

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New York's Empire State Building lights up for Eid

The historic US landmark marked the Muslim Eid holiday with green lights that glowed across New York's Manhattan.

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

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Erdogan, Rouhani to reopen Turkey-Iran borders and resume trade

Iran and Turkey have agreed to work on resuming bilateral trade and reopening land borders shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

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Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the ...

Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on their ...

UK shooting victim laid to rest in Lebanese hometown

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UK shooting victim laid to rest in Lebanese hometown

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot dead last week and buried in her hometown of Qlaileh, Lebanon.

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