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Comment: Aden's choice to quit fashion unleashed a torrent of opinions on Muslim twitter about the hijab, showing a shocking lack of respect for women's choices, writes Yousra Samir Imran.

Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

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CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

The veteran officer was a member of the CIA's Special Activities Center, a paramilitary branch that carries out some of the US intelligence agency's most dangerous tasks.

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

Japan should compensate Ghosn for 'arbitrary' detention: UN panel

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Japan should compensate Ghosn for 'arbitrary' detention: UN panel

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that "the process of arresting and detaining Mr. Ghosn four times was fundamentally ...

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, and his friend, Nurmemet Rozi.

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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Kuwait plans 'foreigner-free' public oil sector by mid-2021

Kuwait is planning to fire all foreigners from its national oil sector by July 2021, although private and foreign companies will be exempt.

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

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Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

Qatar is donating $9.8 million to rebuild schools, universities and other educational facilities in areas damaged by this year's Beirut Port ...

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Pakistan's 'university of jihad' proud of Taliban alumni

The Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary has taught several Taliban members currently negotiating with Afghanistan's government.

Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

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Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

The UK has played a key role in arming and training the Saudi air force.

US moves F-16 fighter jets from Germany to UAE

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US moves F-16 fighter jets from Germany to UAE

A squadron of US fighter jets have made their way from Germany to the UAE.

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

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Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a different reason: ...

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of Kabul university attack

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Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of Kabul university attack

At least 22 people were killed and another 27 wounded when three gunmen rampaged through the university on November 2, spraying classrooms with ...

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece agree to boost defence cooperation

The three countries have forged close ties amid regional tension in the Eastern Mediterranean over offshore gas exploitation rights.

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Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

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Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective

A Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the companies ...

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

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Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

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Turkey pays off portion of Somalia's IMF debt

Turkey has wiped out $2.4 million in debts owed by Somalia to the International Monetary Fund.

UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

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UN condemns Israeli demolition of entire Palestinian village

UN Secretary General spokesman Stephane Dujarric has strongly condemned Israel's demolition of the Palestinian village of Homsa al-Baqia on ...

Navigating Arab identity in America's racial landscape

Yousef H. Alshammari

Navigating Arab identity in America's racial landscape

For Arab Americans, finding a sense of belonging in the United States is a complex and evolving journey, writes Yousef H. Alshammari.

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal ...

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