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SPA tweeted footage of the prince walking out of the hospital with an entourage and getting into the front passenger seat of a car.

Iraq has been among the countries hardest-hit by coronavirus in the Middle East, with more than 660,000 reported cases and over 13,200 deaths.

Alarm as jailed Iranian protester 'critical' in hospital

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Alarm as jailed Iranian protester 'critical' in hospital

Behnam Mahjoubi, a member of the Gonabadi Dervishes, Iran's largest Sufi order, suffers from a serious panic disorder.

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

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Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

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Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

Israel did not warn its Western allies about the imminent threat to the Shah's regime, despite its foresight.

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Saudi woman activist's family credits Biden for release

Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul's family said the election of US President Joe Biden helped secure her release.

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After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

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Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush ...

Iranian cleric claims Covid vaccine turns people gay

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Iranian cleric claims Covid vaccine turns people gay

Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian has taken to social media to claim that the coronavirus vaccine is turning people gay and that his followers should ...

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Riyadh releases two Saudi-US political prisoners: campaigners

Saudi Arabia released two Saudi-Americans after nearly two years of detention, according to campaigners said.

Afghan judge shot dead in Jalalabad ambush

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Afghan judge shot dead in Jalalabad ambush

Judge Hafizullah was attacked as he headed to work in a motor trishaw and shot dead.

Sudan wants Israel normalisation deal ceremony in Washington: report

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Sudan wants Israel normalisation deal ceremony in Washington: report

A number of obstacles have kept Sudan from officially signing the US-brokered agreement with Israel.

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

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Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

Vienna has now called for European states to follow its lead on registering imams, after the measure came into effect in Austria on Friday.

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Mob sets Hindu temple on fire in Pakistan

The mob attacked the shrine in northwest Pakistan amid rumours of its expansion.

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

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Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

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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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Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

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Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

A female news anchor and her driver was shot dead.

Iran's ex-judiciary chief Yazdi dies: state media

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Iran's ex-judiciary chief Yazdi dies: state media

Ultraconservative Mohammad Yazdi served as the president of the Assembly of Experts - a body tasked with appointing the supreme leader - in 2015.

Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

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Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

Rumours surrounding the deteriorating health of Iran's supreme leader have been denied by an official close to his office.

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