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The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

Pakistan's national carrier has been suspended from the European Union for six months, officials confirmed, after shocking reports revealed hundreds of pilots had fake licences.

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Pakistan airline 'grounds' about 150 pilots in licence probe

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Pakistan airline 'grounds' about 150 pilots in licence probe

A Pakistan government review found that more than 260 of the country's 860 active pilots had fake licenses or cheated on exams.

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Egypt 'killing graduates' by holding in-person exams, say students

The education ministry's decision - made during an online meeting - to hold physical exams in crowded halls has sparked fury among Egypt's students

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

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Iran reports 35 new virus deaths

Iran has reported 35 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the lowest number since March 7 despite a rise in infections.

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

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Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

Anthony Harwood

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Saudi families of 37 people beheaded in a mass execution are pleading with authorities to return the bodies of their relatives, a year after ...

Refugee doctors to join UK medics in coronavirus battle

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Refugee doctors to join UK medics in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of foreign-born medics, including refugees, have signed up to help the UK tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

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Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Jordanian students and teachers are rising to the challenge of the coronavirus lockdown, adapting to online learning and providing education for ...

Coronavirus-hit Western countries are begging refugee doctors to help

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Coronavirus-hit Western countries are begging refugee doctors to help

Germany, the US and the UK are turning to migrant and refugee medical professionals to help in the fight against coronavirus.

Four killed in India ahead of controversial Trump visit

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Four killed in India ahead of controversial Trump visit

A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, hours before Trump ...

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon students skip class to join protest movement

Students in Lebanon are rising up against the elite for a better opportunities, an end to unemployment and a brighter future.

Hari Prasad and Aman Madan

Detained, tortured, and murdered: Pakistan's lost generation of Balochis

Since 2011, hundreds of Baloch people have been disappeared only to be killed by Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as ...

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Kashmiris anxious after Indian-imposed blackout leaves their families incommunicado

Following New Delhi's move stripping Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status, it imposed a curfew and a communication blackout on the Himalayan ...

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Defiant Algerian protesters rally despite spate of arrests

Demonstrators brandished the Algerian flag on Friday, keeping up their push for a political overhaul despite a spate of arrests ahead of the ...

Algeria orders independent news blackout as protests continue

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Algeria orders independent news blackout as protests continue

Two independent Algerian news websites have become inaccessible in the country after their IP addresses were blocked by the state ...

Sami Rahman

An Eid to remember: Making it special for kids

As Eid approaches we look at ways to make the occasion more memorable for children.

Turkish foreign ministry staff 'tortured' in detention, lawyers say

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Turkish foreign ministry staff 'tortured' in detention, lawyers say

Five foreign ministry workers detained last week as part of an ongoing probe have been 'tortured' and 'threatened with sexual assault' while in ...

Attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018: UN

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Attacks on schools in Afghanistan tripled in 2018: UN

Education is under fire in Afghanistan. This has left nearly half of all school-aged children - a staggering amount of 3.7 million children - ...

Cash-strapped Lebanon criticised for 'costly' anti-cheating cameras in schools

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Cash-strapped Lebanon criticised for 'costly' anti-cheating cameras in schools

Lebanese social media users have criticised a government project to curb students cheating on exams by installing cameras in schools.

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