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Arab Gulf states perform particularly well in the worldwide safety ranking.

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on the ban.

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

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Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

Aniqah Choudhri

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Comment: LGBT Muslims in the UK face both homophobia and Islamophobia, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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Trump praises Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

‘It might have been a precursor as to what can be done,’ Trump said in rare praise for Iran after it freed US citizen Xiyue Wang, charged with ...

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Syrian migrants posing as volleyball team arrested in Greece

Ten Syrian migrants posing as a volleyball team were arrested for entering Greece illegally.

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Eight British Muslims cycle 4,000 miles to perform Hajj

Eight British Muslims travelled to Hajj, not by air and not by sea, but by land, undertaking a 4,000 mile cycle journey through 17 countries.

#SaveHakeem: Australia ex-captain 'urges FIFA sanctions on Bahrain'

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#SaveHakeem: Australia ex-captain 'urges FIFA sanctions on Bahrain'

Former captain of Australia's Socceroos will take the case of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi straight to FIFA to urge it to use ...

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FIFA to meet Iranian women fighting stadium ban

Thousands of people have signed a petition to watch the first Asian Champions League final in Iran for 11 years.

FIFA plays down talk of expanding Qatar World Cup

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FIFA plays down talk of expanding Qatar World Cup

FIFA president Gerard Infantino has said indicated that an expanded World Cup in Qatar with 48 teams will not happen, despite earlier ...

Iran's Rouhani heads to Europe to rescue nuclear deal

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Iran's Rouhani heads to Europe to rescue nuclear deal

The Iranian president left Tehran on an early afternoon flight and was due to land in Zurich in the mid-afternoon, Iranian state media ...

Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

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Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid has been cleared for a a runoff vote despite concerns about the country's readiness to host the competition.

Iran: Women will ‘eventually' be allowed at football games

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Iran: Women will ‘eventually' be allowed at football games

Iran has promised FIFA that it will soon allow women into football stadiums to watch games, after endangering its place in this year's world cup ...

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Armenia ditches long-dormant normalisation deal with Turkey

The President of Armenia has ditched agreements that would have normalised relations with Turkey, in the latest blow to efforts to end decades-long enmity between the neighbours.

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UAE arrests two Swiss journalists over Louvre coverage

Journalists covering the opening of Abu Dhabi Louvre museum for a Swiss broadcaster were arrested and held for two days, their employer said ...

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Militants kill at least 30 police in Egyptian desert

Armed militants launch a deadly ambush on security personnel who were seeking out a militant hideout deep in Egypt's Western desert.

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Kerry: Ending Iran deal will worsen North Korea standoff

Former US Secretary of State warns that scrapping the 2015 nuclear accord will ruin international trust in the United States.

Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

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Anti-Qatar states try getting Kuwait on-side over FIFA ban

Gulf states currently blockading Qatar have tried to woo Kuwait by promising to boycott a football tournament in Doha unless a FIFA ban on ...

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FIFA: 'No foul play' in Qatar World Cup bid

Qatar welcomes FIFA report vindicating it from allegations of wrongdoing over its World Cup bid as a Saudi think-tank campaigns for Doha to be ...

Big in exile: The sonic journeys of 47SOUL

Martin Armstrong

Big in exile: The sonic journeys of 47SOUL

Before relocating to London in 2014 the four members of Palestinian electro outfit 47SOUL had never lived in the same city. Exile has proved a ...

Anti-Muslim poster stirs controversy ahead of Switzerland naturalisation referendum

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Anti-Muslim poster stirs controversy ahead of Switzerland naturalisation referendum

The hardline Swiss party again turns to 'the advertising guru of Europe's new right' to scare voters into opposing a referendum on an expedited ...

Police officers wounded in Switzerland shooting

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Police officers wounded in Switzerland shooting

A gunmen has shot two police officers in Switzerland before turning the gun on himself, authorities said, just a month after three worshipers ...

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