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One-time Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been ordered to pay a fine worth millions for failure to pay customs dues, authorities said on Thursday.

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

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Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

Rapper Jay-Z has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a famed Kenyan mosque.

Naked models arrested in Dubai face jail

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Naked models arrested in Dubai face jail

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for 'public debauchery'.

Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

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Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for "public debauchery".

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Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

After months of waiting for the other to make the first move on potentially returning to the Iran nuclear deal, Iran and the US have agreed to hold indirect talks

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With ship now freed, probe into Suez blockage begins

Stuck for days across the canal, the ship's middle rose and fell with the tide, bending up and down under the tremendous weight of some 20,000 ...

Zainab Mehdi

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming art

British artist and sculptor Piers Secunda has been making drawings using rust ink, paying particular attention to surroundings nearby Osama bin ...

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Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

Egypt has approved amendments to the law that prohibits female genital mutilation, increasing prison times for those found guilty.

Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

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Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

The motion would urge Australia to act on allegations of forced labour.

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

US charges 10 Iranians with evading sanctions

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US charges 10 Iranians with evading sanctions

The individuals were charged for suspected sanctions evasion involving more than $300 million in hidden transactions over 20 years, conducted on ...

Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants

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Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants

The US Democrats snatched a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress.

Tunisia rights activist walks free after appeal

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Tunisia rights activist walks free after appeal

Tunisian activist Rania Amdouni was released after having been sentenced to six months in jail for insulting police officers.

Iraq records new surge in Covid cases

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Iraq records new surge in Covid cases

Following the Pope’s visit, Iraq is witnessing a surges in Covid-19 infections and deaths.

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Indonesian court sentences Napoleon Bonaparte to four years

The accused, an Indonesian police officer with the rank of general, is not to be confused with the French military and political leader of the same name.

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Palestinian-American journalist arrested during BLM protests goes on trial

Andrea Sahouri was arrested in Iowa for refusing to disperse during a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering for work.

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

Nazli Tarzi

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for women

Almost two decades after the US-led invasion of Iraq, promises of representation and empowerment for women have all but fallen flat.

British MPs call on UAE to release 14 detainees

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British MPs call on UAE to release 14 detainees

British MPs have given their names to a petition calling on the UAE to release 14 detainees who have served their time but remain in prison.

Horriya Marzouk

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian ...

US immigrant mothers struggle to homeschool amid pandemic

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US immigrant mothers struggle to homeschool amid pandemic

With no extended family or lifelong friends nearby and language barriers, homeschooling during the pandemic has proven particularly difficult ...

Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law too limited: HRW

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Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law too limited: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Lebanon's current legislation on sexual harassment only deals with it as a criminal matter, neglecting prevention, ...

Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' police while lodging complaint

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Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' police while lodging complaint

The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison while ...

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