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France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate sectarianism and extremism.

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

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Moroccan PM rejects 'betrayal' accusations over Israel normalisation agreement

Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that he still supports the rights of the Palestinian people and that the decision to normalise was not his.

Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

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Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

An internal document from the Hamas-run Ministry of Religious Endowments saying that Muslims should be discouraged from participating in ...

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Polisario Front condemns US declaration on W. Sahara

US President Donald Trump, whose mandate ends in January, said on Thursday he had agreed to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed ...

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Turkey pursuing 'Gulen-linked schools' via US courts: report

Ankara alleges that the schools are being used to fund Gulen, the man accused of being behind Turkey's failed 2016 coup attempt.

Algeria says soldier killed in clash with Islamists

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Algeria says soldier killed in clash with Islamists

Wednesday's death brings to five the number of Algerian soldiers killed in Islamist attacks since the start of the year.

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UNSC unlikely to respond to Iranian nuclear scientist killing

Countries have been divided over the killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist.

Algeria says three Islamists killed in army clash

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Algeria says three Islamists killed in army clash

The army killed "two terrorists following a clash with a dangerous" armed group in Jijel province, the ministry said in an initial statement, ...

Trump's 'inexperienced' virus adviser quits as vaccine boosts hope

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Trump's 'inexperienced' virus adviser quits as vaccine boosts hope

Scott Atlas, a favoured coronavirus adviser of the US president, who tweeted in October "Masks work? NO," has submitted his resignation.

Quebec mosque shooter's cut almost in half on appeal

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Quebec mosque shooter's cut almost in half on appeal

Far-right extremist Alexandre Bissonnette killed six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017

Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

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Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari deleted her tweet after an angry response from France's foreign ministry.

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political ...

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Yemen seeks Interpol arrest warrants for Houthi leaders

Yemen's internationally recognised government is seeking to issue arrest warrants for Houthi leaders, the ministry of foreign affairs said on ...

Quebec's ban on religious symbols faces historic legal challenge

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Quebec's ban on religious symbols faces historic legal challenge

Civil liberties groups are set to challenge a law they say has created 'second-class citizenship' for some Canadians.

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Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

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At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian ...

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

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Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

Yemen submits UN complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

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Yemen submits UN complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

The internationally-recognised government of Yemen submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations after an Iranian ambassador assumed ...

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