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The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

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Iran's Guardian Council passes child protection bill

The vague 'child protection bill' was stagnant for years before it was passed by Iran's top body on Sunday.

Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

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Top Iran body denies negligence in teenage girl's killing

Iran's Guardian Council denied there was a link between the killing of a teenage girl by her father and a delayed child protection law.

Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

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Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a male guardian

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New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

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

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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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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

An Italian aid worker has said she converted to Islam while being held hostage by Al-Shabab-linked militants.

Aceh's public floggings continue amid Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak

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Aceh's public floggings continue amid Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak

Authorities insist the coronavirus outbreak will not get in the way of corporal punishment measures.

Sudan 'plans to repeal' death penalty for apostasy

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Sudan 'plans to repeal' death penalty for apostasy

The transitional government is planning to criminalise "takfir", the act of declaring someone an apostate, according to a member of a key ...

Sudanese activists decry slow progress on women's rights

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Sudanese activists decry slow progress on women's rights

#IWD2020: Sudanese women activists are calling on the transitional government to take action and repeal discriminatory laws.

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

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Egypt lawmakers consider granting president power to select mufti

A draft law submitted by MPs proposes that the president should have the final say on the selection of Egypt's highest-ranking Muslim official.

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Saudi lesbian couple sought refuge in UK: report

A German broadcaster interviewed the couple on Valentine's Day, with a video charting their love story.

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UK appeal court rules Islamic marriages 'invalid' in Britain

Rights campaigners have raised concerns after a UK court ruled that Islamic marriages are not valid under British law, leaving divorcing couples ...

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Egypt religious authorities rule Valentine's Day is 'halal'

Valentine's Day, marked on February 14, is one of the most celebrated events in Egypt, despite annual grumblings from the country's ...

New noir crime-thriller captures candid portrait of occupied Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

New noir crime-thriller captures candid portrait of occupied Iraq

Set against the backdrop of Iraq's Anglo-American invasion 17 years ago, Baghdad Central peers into the lives of Baghdadis as their world frays ...

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US military claims 'success' in hacking Islamic State

Documents released by the National Security Archive at George Washington University offer the most detailed look at Washington's 'Operation ...

New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

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New IS leader's identity revealed, who led Yazidi genocide

The name of IS' new leader has been revealed, following the death of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

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Sudan bans newspapers, TV stations over Bashir ties

The decision was made by a committee tasked by Sudan's transitional authorities with dismantling institutions linked to Bashir.

Sudanese government closes ten 'unauthorised'  Islamic-themed channels

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Sudanese government closes ten 'unauthorised' Islamic-themed channels

Sudan has closed down a major broadcaster for operating ten 'unauthorised' TV channels, including one run by ultraconservative preacher ...

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