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Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

Taking advantage of an increasingly favourable climate, young Muslims across the United States are campaigning for the formal recognition of Islamic holidays.

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Iranian TV censors Tottenham v Man United over woman

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Iranian TV censors Tottenham v Man United over woman

Iranian state TV is regularly censored over words or images that do not align with the Islamic Republic's values.

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Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

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UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was ...

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

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Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human rights in Europe'.

No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

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No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

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American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

Muslim <em>rights</em> group sues Facebook over hate speech

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Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own moderation ...

US Muslim <em>rights</em> group says drop 'Arab murder game'

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US Muslim rights group says drop 'Arab murder game'

CAIR has joined calls for game distributors to drop 'Six Days in Fallujah', which it slammed as an 'Arab murder simulator'.

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Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

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Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

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Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

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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 ...

Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

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