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French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and President Macron’s controversial ‘anti-separatism’ plans

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military ...

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German police target suspected Islamists over virus benefits fraud

German police conducted raids on homes and vehicles belonging to suspects linked to 'the Salafist scene', accused of embezzling around 94,000 euros in state coronavirus payouts.

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Libya unity govt recaptures two strategic coastal cities

Mohammad al-Gammoudi, a GNA commander said the government seized Sorman and Sabratha after "six hours of fighting with air cover".

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Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions ...

Alia Alex Čizmić and Ricard Gonzalez

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Islam adopted a more prominent role within Bosnian society after the country's bloody civil war, but radical interpretations have never taken ...

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

Tensions are quietly brewing over the geostrategic, resource-rich eastern Shabwah governorate, posing another risk to the country's peace.

Lyndon Peters

Egyptians are living in poverty underwritten by western institutions

Comment: Understanding poverty in Egypt requires looking beyond Sisi and the military, and considering the harmful role of international ...

Gunmen raid Libya's cafes to curtail social freedoms

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Gunmen raid Libya's cafes to curtail social freedoms

Activists say recent raids on public businesses in Tripoli by armed groups show that militias still operate with impunity in Libya's capital.

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Three Hamas police killed in Gaza militant attack

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Three Hamas police killed in Gaza militant attack

Hamas said three people have been killed in a militant attack by a fringe pro-Islamic State group.

Is Saudi Arabia turning its back on Zakir Naik?

The New Arab

Is Saudi Arabia turning its back on Zakir Naik?

A recent report by the Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya news website suggests Riyadh may be turning it's back on Zakir Naik.

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Fringe Gaza group blasts Hamas for being 'apostates'

Gaza-based group Jaish al-Islam has yet again accused Hamas of being infidels.

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Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq

Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group.

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Moroccan preacher issues fatwa against men wearing tight jeans

Salafist preacher Hassan Kettani urged Muslim men to avoid tight garments in prayer, adding that it made their rear appear 'hideous'.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

Comment: As long as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep up their support for the war in Yemen, Al-Qaeda will continue to thrive, writes Jonathan ...

Trump's disastrous plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

Emile Nakhleh

Trump's disastrous plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Sadly, the Trump administration's clear message to the Arab and Muslim worlds is that democratic politics does not matter, writes Emile ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Tragedy strikes pregnant mothers and newborns

This week we look at deadly clashes in Taiz, Yemen's 'split' central bank, a resurgence in cholera and yet more threats by Houthi rebels.

How America facilitates the UAE's occupation of southern Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How America facilitates the UAE's occupation of southern Yemen

Comment: Washington's backing of Abu Dhabi is emboldening Al Qaeda and southern separatists alike, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Paul Iddon

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Egypt and Iran had a lot in common, but seismic geopolitical events have made sure to keep them apart for much of the 20th century and the past ...

Kuwaiti cleric prohibits inter-gender video gaming

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Kuwaiti cleric prohibits inter-gender video gaming

A Kuwaiti cleric has caused controversy with a ruling prohibiting online gaming between men and women.

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