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Comment: Aden's choice to quit fashion unleashed a torrent of opinions on Muslim twitter about the hijab, showing a shocking lack of respect for women's choices, writes Yousra Samir Imran.

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

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Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

A soldier and four militants were killed and another two soldiers were injured in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

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#FlyingWhileMuslim: Prominent activist arrested onboard American Airlines flight

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh says she was singled out after being removed from a flight and arrested over a dispute with a 'white male passenger'.

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Israel planned to kill Arafat with stadium explosion: report

The assassination plot was called off at the last minute by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

Picture of <em>girl</em> in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

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Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

A picture of a young child held in custody alongside adults has angered many in Tunisia.

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German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

A German woman was charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed while she was a member of the Islamic State group in Syria.

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

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Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror raid

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Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror raid

The parents of four children, three of Turkish and one of Algerian descent, have accused police of terrorising their kids in an anti-terror raid.

Three teens charged in French teacher's beheading

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Three teens charged in French teacher's beheading

Three teenagers were charged in the beheading of a French history teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

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Thunberg hits back at Trump over anger management taunt

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg told President Trump to 'chill' in a word-to-word repeat of his taunt to her last year.

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'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Some 91 hours after the deadly earthquake struck Turkey's Izmir, a three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble.

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Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

Rescue workers in Izmir province are continuing to search tirelessly for survivors, while 147 are still in hospital.

Saudi <em>girl</em> filmed with pistol on back of motorbike

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Saudi girl filmed with pistol on back of motorbike

A Saudi girl was filmed while boasting a pistol in plain sight while on the back of a motorbike.

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Two children pulled out alive days after Turkey quake

Ambulances carrying the girls rushed to hospital immediately, as onlookers applauded.

Scores killed in US protests, political unrest this year

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Scores killed in US protests, political unrest this year

Most of the deaths were linked to gun violence, according to data compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project.

26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

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26 dead as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

Much of the damage from the earthquake has hit Turkey's Aegean resort city of Izmir.

Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

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Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises in Turkey

At least 14 people are dead and more than 400 injured after a major earthquake hit between Turkey and Greece on Friday.

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