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Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

Sudanese authorities have been urged to deploy troops to the Darfur region on Tuesday, where a massacre of more than 60 people was reported just a day earlier.

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.

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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Muslim woman scolded for wearing burkini in Egypt pool

A 10-minute video that surfaced online has caused uproar in Egypt for discrimination against a Muslim woman who chose to wear a burkini in a swimming pool.

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Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say ...

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Israeli court upholds conviction of Palestinian cleric Raed Salah

On Thursday, he made his first public appearance in three years as he addressed reporters gathered outside Haifa District Court, following his ...

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Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The Hague-based court said it unanimously 'rejects the appeal' by the rival states against a decision in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

Palestinians 'arrested for backing annexation' on Israeli TV

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Palestinians 'arrested for backing annexation' on Israeli TV

The Palestinian Authority has arrested several people who said they would favour Israeli annexations in parts of the West Bank, corroborating ...

Dolkun Isa

Who will stop the Uighur genocide?

Comment: President of the World Uighur Congress, Dolkun Isa denounces China's horrific attempts to eradicate the Uighur people, and the world's ...

Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

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Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

A ban on Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing the drinking of alcohol are among a set of ...

Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

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Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

The 19-year-old told a press conference she was wearing a hijab when she made the order and repeated her name several times.

Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

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Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

Algeria has buried the skulls of 24 resistance fighters shot and decapitated by French troops in the colonial era after they were repatriated ...

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past: president

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Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past: president

Algeria wants France to apologise for its colonial past, the North African country's president has said.

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France to send Algeria remains of 24 resistance fighters

France will send Algeria the remains of 24 resistance fighters killed during the French colonisation of the North African country.

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Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in MENA

Around 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of anti-gay hate speech targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Middle East and ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra ...

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AOC threatens Israel with aid cuts over annexation plans

US Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have called on Washington to ditch military aid to Israel in the event of ...

Trump tweets video of fan yelling 'white power'

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Trump tweets video of fan yelling 'white power'

Trump shared a video of a stand-off between anti-Trump protesters and his supporters in which a man chants "white power" - before deleting it ...

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Imran Khan slammed for saying bin Laden was 'martyred'

Prime Minister Imran Khan described former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a martyr.

Racism is a weed

Aabye-Gayle D. Francis-Favilla

Racism is a weed

Comment: It's not enough to not be racist. Our job is to speak out against bias and discrimination wherever we see it, writes ...

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

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Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The attempted suicide of a medical student from Kuwait’s persecuted Bidoon, who are denied citizenship, has led to anger on social media about ...

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

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