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The Archbishop of Toulouse Robert Le Gall said there are limits to freedom of expression, as France continues to defend offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the Middle East.

Turkey threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

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Turkey threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

Turkish officials have accused the controversial satirical weekly of 'cultural racism' and 'immorality' over its publication of a caricature of Erdogan.

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

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France summoned Iran envoy over human rights violations: sources

France's foreign minister appeared to skirt a question on whether France had acted collectively with Britain and Germany to protest ...

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Lebanon PM seeking to sue AUB for $1 million

Hassan Diab reportedly filed a complaint claiming nearly one million dollars in exit package compensation from his former employer last month.

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UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

UNHRC will investigate systemic racism and discrimination against Black people, stopping short of a more intensive investigation singling out ...

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

Ali Abbas Ahmadi

Three rapes every hour in India

An Indian court ordered the execution of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a Delhi student, bringing India's rape ...

Egyptian woman filmed escaping shocking mob assault over miniskirt

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Egyptian woman filmed escaping shocking mob assault over miniskirt

Dozens have been arrested as Egypt's police launch an investigation into a mob sexual assault on a young woman in Mansoura caught on video.

Alain Gresh and Jean-Pierre Sereni

Arab revolutions through the lens of history

Comment: Arabs are on the streets once again. Alain Gresh and Jean-Pierre Sereni ask what is blocking their aspirations, and what history can ...

Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

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Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

Over 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces.

Five years on, Yazidis remember brutal Islamic State onslaught Five years on, Yazidis remember brutal Islamic State onslaught

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Five years on, Yazidis remember brutal Islamic State onslaught

On Saturday, women wearing white T-shirts paraded around Lalish temple, the Yazidis' holiest shrine, brandishing banners to commemorate the ...

Iraq moves closer to Iran while appeasing the US

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Iraq moves closer to Iran while appeasing the US

This week, Iraq finds new ways to bypass sanctions on Iran while trying to appease anger from Washington.

Iran to abandon more nuclear commitments in '60 days'

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Iran to abandon more nuclear commitments in '60 days'

Iranian authorities warned the Islamic Republic would abandon more nuclear commitments in 60 days.

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Trump: Iran 'playing with fire' by exceeding uranium limit

US President Donald Trump warned Monday that Iran is 'playing with fire' after Tehran said it exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves under a nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran exceeds enriched uranium stockpile limit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran has exceeded a limit on its enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 ...

James Snell

Footballer, revolutionary, Assad victim. Remembering the spirit of Sarout

Comment: Sarout fought against the Assad regime for almost a decade, and served as a symbol of defiance and hope for many, writes James Snell.

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UK warns US-Iran conflict could break out 'by accident'

'We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident,' British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said amid rising tension in the ...

China, Iran discuss nuclear deal ahead of MbS visit

The New Arab & agencies

China, Iran discuss nuclear deal ahead of MbS visit

China and Iran's foreign ministers met in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal and the countries' shared interests, which may ...

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EU nations create workaround to US sanctions on Iran

France, Germany and Britain have established a barter-type system to skirt direct financial transactions with Iran in order to avoid ...

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU solution to sanctions

The New Arab & agencies

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU solution to sanctions

Brussels is working on a payment system to skirt Trump's sanctions on Tehran, but is struggling to find a host for it.

China, India, Japan exempt from Iran oil sanctions: US

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China, India, Japan exempt from Iran oil sanctions: US

China, India, Japan are exempt from sanctions imposed on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday.

Yemeni blacksmiths turn to Saudi missiles for traditional dagger-making

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Yemeni blacksmiths turn to Saudi missiles for traditional dagger-making

Refuse from missiles dropped by the Saudi-led coalition are increasingly being used to produce the traditional and ornate jambiyya dagger.

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