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Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian women's rights.

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

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Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

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Libya PM hands proposed government to parliament for approval

Libya's parliament received a proposed government by Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday, amid efforts to ...

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Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over his ...

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Man sues Lebanese ministry amid MPs jumping vaccine queue

Joseph al-Hajj, 80, took legal action after lawmakers caused widespread outrage in Lebanon last week by getting vaccinated before their turn.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

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UK coronavirus strain detected in Tunisia

It is not clear how many cases of the variant have been recorded by the country.

Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

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Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

Libya government urges UN experts to publish corruption claims

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Libya government urges UN experts to publish corruption claims

Libya's interim government called on UN experts to publish a report containing allegations of vote-buying during UN-led peace talks.

Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

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Iran warns against censure at UN nuclear watchdog

Iran warned against a planned resolution at the UN nuclear watchdog that seeks to condemn its suspension of some nuclear inspections.

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will collapse for good, writes Eldar Mamedov.

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Israel court's conversion ruling rattles Orthodox groups

Religious leaders in Israel criticised a supreme court ruling ending Orthodox monopoly on conversion to Judaism.

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Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

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Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

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Israeli court limits use of spy agency tracking virus

Israel's supreme court decided to forbid the use of a domestic spy agency to track infection cases, saying it constituted a blow to democracy.

Rival rallies due in Armenia as crisis deepens

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Rival rallies due in Armenia as crisis deepens

Opponents and supporters of PM Pashinyan, who has faced fierce criticism since he signed a Moscow-brokered peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh, ...

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF ...

Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice

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Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice

The export of goods from Western Sahara by Morocco are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front, which will be discussed at the ...

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