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The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

Fifteen-year-old Egyptian child <em>bride</em> commits suicide

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Fifteen-year-old Egyptian child bride commits suicide

A family dispute allegedly led to the death of a 15-year-old child bride in Egypt, where suicide rates have increased.

WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

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WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The wedding reportedly took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel and featured some 150 guests, Ynet reported, adding that at least half the ...

Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

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Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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 stories of exile and loss.

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At least 30,000 girls forced into marriage in Iran

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

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Karl Marx lookalike graces the dance floor in Turkey

A popular video shared on social media in Turkey shows the German communist's doppelganger throwing shapes at a wedding.

Ben Lynfield

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Psychiatrist Samah Jabr has emerged as an unsung hero in the Palestinian Authority's life and death battle against coronavirus.

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

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Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

Prosecutors said the woman requested a Kalashnikov rifle as a wedding present from her second husband, but sold it after several weeks "due to a ...

The price of honour

Farrah Akbik

The price of honour

Comment: Arab women have been servicing their men for far too long. From acts of intimidation to fatal domestic violence, this abuse and ...

Hero Lebanese firefighter Sahar Fares buried after Beirut blast

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Hero Lebanese firefighter Sahar Fares buried after Beirut blast

The 25-year-old was among the first fatalities to be named, and was honoured with a public funeral which took place at her hometown of Qaa on ...

Lebanese bride's photoshoot interrupted by deadly Beirut explosion

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Lebanese bride's photoshoot interrupted by deadly Beirut explosion

A bride was caught unawares after a photoshoot for her upcoming wedding was interrupted by the Beirut explosion at the port, forcing ...

Palestinian <em>bride</em>-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

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Palestinian bride-to-be's murder reignites campaign against 'honour crimes'

The alleged murder of 24-year-old Rozan Nasser at the hands of her fiance has sparked calls for justice against domestic abusers in the ...

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Thousands attend blind Yemeni's wedding celebrations after online plea

When blind Yemeni, Mohammed Ali Abdullah posted a humble request for friends to attend his wedding celebrations, he did not expect the largest celebratory convoy in Aden's history.

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Fury follows shooting of Palestinian driving to sister’s wedding

'The only terrorists are the cowards who shot to kill a beautiful young man and blamed him for it': Palestinians have voiced their outrage over ...

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Shamima Begum to challenge ban from UK for appeal

Bride of former IS fighter Shamima Begum is set to appeal a decision barring her return to the UK to challenge the removal of her ...

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Yemen’s Houthis issues tax benefiting Prophet Muhammad descendants

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have caused outcry by imposing a new tax giving one-fifth of natural resources to the Bani Hashem clan, from which Houthi ...

Houthis kill mother of <em>bride</em> shopping for wedding dress

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Houthis kill mother of bride shopping for wedding dress

A soon-to-be bride shopping for a wedding dress with her mother and brother was attacked by Houthi gunmen, local reports confirmed on ...

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

Wedding fever grips Gaza amid coronavirus lockdown

With wedding halls closed, couples in Gaza have settled for small and simple home ceremonies instead of traditionally elaborate celebrations.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

Clashes as hundreds protest in Lebanon over ailing economy

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Clashes as hundreds protest in Lebanon over ailing economy

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli late Monday over a deteriorating economy, triggering clashes with ...

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