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Iran-backed militias have sought to fill the vacuum left behind by the Islamic State group in Iraq, according to a Newslines Institute report.

The harrowing murder of Farah Akbar highlights the systemic issue of gender-based violence in Kuwait.

Egyptian mummy was actually pregnant woman, not male priest

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Egyptian mummy was actually pregnant woman, not male priest

The correct sex of the mummy, who also happened to be pregnant, was identified by an anthropologist in Poland.

Algeria Sufism expert given jail sentence for 'offending Islam'

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Algeria Sufism expert given jail sentence for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian academic has been sentenced to three years in jail over after being found guilty of offending Islam.

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

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Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", doctors say.

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Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

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Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

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Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

Labour reinstates Muslim councillor cleared of antisemitism complaint

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Labour reinstates Muslim councillor cleared of antisemitism complaint

A Labour Party panel found that East London councillor Puru Miah had not breached the party's rules on antisemitism.

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after ...

New Pentagon chief in Afghan visit before US withdrawal

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New Pentagon chief in Afghan visit before US withdrawal

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit in Afghanistan, just over two months before the agreed on deadline for US troops ...

Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

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Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

Moroccan-Dutch politician Kauthar Bouchallikht faced an 'Islamophobic and racist' campaign against her election bid, supporters say.

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Twitter asks users to weigh in on rules

Twitter began a survey of global users about platform rules for world leaders while consulting human rights and academic specialists for its policy steps to deal with world leaders.

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Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

In a surprise announcement, Ashraf Ghani dismissed two leading ministers charged with the country's faltering security

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Russia hosts Afghan talks as US exit deadline looms

Russia is hosting difficult negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

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Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden said it would be difficult to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

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Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif jailed for 1.5 years

Seif was arrested last year after traveling to the notorious Tora prison to deliver a letter to her jailed brother.

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

'Education first': Kuwaitis campaign for government to reopen schools

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'Education first': Kuwaitis campaign for government to reopen schools

Kuwait has kept all students away from educational institutions since March 2020.

Cultural initiative Nabad gives momentum back to cultural actors

Florence Massena

Cultural initiative Nabad gives momentum back to cultural actors

Organisations like Nabad wish to give artists and cultural institutes their spark back to help them go on with their projects and ideas post the ...

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