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Just hours into his presidency, Joe Biden reversed key Trump administration policies.

US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders to reverse decisions by his predecessor Donald Trump, including the ban on entries from mostly Muslim-majority countries.

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

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Joe Biden to end Muslim ban hours after inauguration

Joe Biden is set to issue new orders on key issues, including an end to the Muslim ban, hours after he assumes the US presidency.

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

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French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate sectarianism and extremism.

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the ...

The New Arab Staff

Someone is trying to sue Twitter for suspending Trump

Erik Estavillo is trying to take his frustration over Twitter's decision to 'ban' Trump from its platform to court.

Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

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Israel is a 'non-democratic apartheid regime', admits Israeli watchdog

The Israeli government is frequently accused of presiding over an apartheid system.

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Twitter removes 'dehumanising' Chinese embassy tweet on Uighur women

The tweet, posted on Thursday, drew widespread condemnation for claiming that Uighur women have had their minds "emancipated" and are no longer ...

US voices slams China boast of Uighur population control

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US voices slams China boast of Uighur population control

A US official voiced disgust after China's embassy boasted about Uighur women "no longer" being "baby-making machines"

China boasts of 'liberating baby-machine Uighur women' in Xinjiang

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China boasts of 'liberating baby-machine Uighur women' in Xinjiang

Beijing has touted its 'liberation' of Uighur women amid reports of widespread forced birth control and sterilisation.

Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

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Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

A timeline of the decades-long Darfur conflict as the UN and AU's long-running peacekeeping mission came to an end.

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

Kamal Afzali

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

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Lebanon passes landmark law criminalising sexual harassment

Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic violence law.

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian ...

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.

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Yousra Samir Imran

The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

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