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Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution from France to China, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

In-depth: For the first time in 30 years, Lebanon and Israel will hold talks to resolve the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its path towards democracy.

Yemen's mini-libraries: 'a candle in the dark'

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Yemen's mini-libraries: 'a candle in the dark'

The Yemen Reads campaign is establishing libraries across Sanaa to reignite peoples' interest in books.

Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

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Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

Armenia's prime minister blamed Turkey's support of Azerbaijan for deadly fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in Senegal's second-largest city.

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US push for Arab-Israel normalisation divides Sudanese leaders

Sudan removing its name from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is Washington's leverage to push for normalisation with Israel, but ...

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Pentagon chief heads to Algeria for security talks

Mark Esper is the first US defence secretary to visit Algiers in almost 15 years.

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Egyptian arrested for smuggling narcotics in box of dates

The man was found smuggling Tramadol and marijuana inside a carton of dates.

Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

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Fatah, Hamas say deal reached on Palestinian elections

Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

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US seeks breakthrough on Sudan before election

The US is looking to make a timely diplomatic breakthrough with Sudan, as the Arab state seeks to be removed from America's blacklist of state ...

Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

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Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into a weapon ...

Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming Iran is ...

Saudi private sector deteriorates after signs of recovery

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Saudi private sector deteriorates after signs of recovery

Low oil prices, new taxes, and the coronavirus crisis have battered the Saudi economy.

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Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular dating apps, prompting outrage.

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UN: Iran to allow access to 2 nuclear sites

The UN's atomic watchdog said Iran agreed to allow inspectors in to two sites suspected of containing or using undeclared nuclear material.

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Families of Palestinian detainees in Iraq plead for information

Relatives of Palestinian detainees in Iraq, some of whom have been missing for over ten years, have called on Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi ...

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China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

Beirut blast conspiracy theories flood social media

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Beirut blast conspiracy theories flood social media

Within hours of the Beirut mega-blast, conspiracy theories on what caused the disaster in the Lebanese capital spread like wildfire on social ...

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Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

The lucrative annual Twenty20 tournament had originally been scheduled to start March 29 before it was postponed because of the coronavirus ...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

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In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

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California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

The mosaic, seized by FBI investigators at his Palmdale house in 2016, depicts Hercules and dates back to the Roman Empire.

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