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The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed 290 people.

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his name.

US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

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US to block cotton from China's Xinjiang region

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur minority.

UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

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UK to ban China imports 'linked to Uighur camps'

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab's proposals will likely fall short of sanctioning Chinese officials linked to Uighur re-education camps ...

Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on Saturday afternoon.

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

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Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Austria court overturns primary school headscarf ban

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Austria court overturns primary school headscarf ban

Austria's constitutional court overturned a law banning the headscarf in primary schools.

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ...

Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

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Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

Scotland's most senior judge said the panel would issue a written opinion 'as soon as it possibly can'.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

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Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

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Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some occasions ...

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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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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the ...

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Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the ...

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Al-Sharif Nassef

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and ...

Amanda Ali

In Wisconsin, patriotism begins with voting

Comment: My family immigrated to America hoping for a better life. Voting is one of the ways we build the future we dream about, writes ...

Missile kills 12 in Azerbaijan city, escalating Karabakh conflict

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Missile kills 12 in Azerbaijan city, escalating Karabakh conflict

Search and rescue teams look through the rubble for survivors in the latest round of rocket fire.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

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