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At least 14 people were killed after two blasts ripped through a historic city in Afghanistan.

Tauqir Sharif had been held by the HTS militant group since August.

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Diana Alghoul

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic values.

UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

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UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

The United Nations has expressed concern over the arrests of three human rights activists in Egypt, amid a continued crackdown on dissent by ...

Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

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Iranian-Swedish academic's execution 'imminent': Amnesty International

Ahmadreza Djalali is said to be in solitary confinement at Evin prison ahead of his execution.

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

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Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

Ahmadreza Djalali, formerly based in Stockholm where he worked at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university, was arrested during a visit to ...

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of ...

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

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Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

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Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

UK minister says 'inshallah' to Christmas carol concerts

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UK minister says 'inshallah' to Christmas carol concerts

The minister's response has left some scratching their heads.

Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the ...

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

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