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The victim, identified as a woman in her 20s, was reportedly dragged to her death by the assailants' getaway vehicle.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is endangering their safety.

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

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LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

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Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

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'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

Palestinian-American supermodel Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik announced the arrival of their first child on social media.

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

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Bahrain says it broke up Iran-backed militant attack plot

Bahraini authorities say that they foiled a plot by Iran-backed militants to attack diplomats and foreigners earlier this year amid heightened ...

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Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi

Scientists have found footprints dating back 120,000 in northern Saudi Arabia, shedding new light on the human journey out of Africa ...

London slams 'indefensible' new case against UK-Iranian  Zaghari-Ratcliffe

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London slams 'indefensible' new case against UK-Iranian Zaghari-Ratcliffe

British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained in Tehran since 2016, faces a new case in the Islamic Republic, authorities ...

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World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

Campaigners describe the Bisri Valley dam as an environmental crime and a prime example of poor governance.

Pakistan bans <em>dating</em> apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

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

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

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but ...

Israelis unearth Abbasid-era Islamic gold coins

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Israelis unearth Abbasid-era Islamic gold coins

The coins are thought to date from the late 9th century.

Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

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Gold looters destroy 2000-year-old Sudan archaeological site

The pillagers used heavy equipment, including mechanical diggers, to search for gold in the Bayouda Desert.

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UN atomic watchdog chief heading to Iran

The visit comes amid tensions between the US and its European allies over Washington's bid to maintain an arms embargo on Iran and reimpose UN sanctions dating back to 2006.

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Joint commission on Iran nuclear deal to meet

EU announced on Friday that a joint commission on the Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on September 1.

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

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Trump suggests delaying election over coronavirus, 'fraudulent voting'

The president suggested delaying the November elections until people can vote 'safely'.

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

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PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

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Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

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