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Iran's foreign ministry praised the pope's visit to Iraq, especially in regards to his meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the country's top Shia official

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic identity

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

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Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

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Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

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US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

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Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

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China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

Chinese officials have targeted Uighur former detainees in recent months, rejecting allegations of forced sterilisation and abuse.

Trudeau slammed for abstaining from Uighur rights vote

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Trudeau slammed for abstaining from Uighur rights vote

A US-based Uighur rights group slammed Trudeau's decision as a 'complete disappointment'.

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Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

Florence Massena

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson 'lied' to police

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Far-right activist Tommy Robinson 'lied' to police

A harassment case involving Tommy Robinson has been dropped after inconsistencies emerged in evidence given by the far-right leader.

German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

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German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

Some 800 police, including SWAT teams, were involved in the raids of apartments.

German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

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German 'IS leader' handed lengthy prison sentence

Abu Walaa has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for running a jihadist network and helping fighters travel to Syria and Iraq.

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in favour of a majority to isolate a minority".

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Canadian MPs say China's treatment of Uighurs is 'genocide'

MPs voted unanimously to label China's treatment of Uighurs as 'genocide' and ministers called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to officially ...

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US urged to reintroduce bill banning Uighur forced-labour products

The bill would allow a US president to force sanction on anyone responsible for the labour trafficking of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in ...

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French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

French right-wing MP Guillaume Peltier said during an interview on Sunday that he wanted to propose a new bill setting up secularism as a ...

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers ...

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, ...

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

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French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

Frederique Vidal has caused controversy by saying that “Islamo-leftism" is present in French universities.

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