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Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic values.

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday.

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

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Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

Iran cemetery paints over gravestone images of deceased women

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Iran cemetery paints over gravestone images of deceased women

A cemetery in northern Iran has provoked upset after covering the gravestone images of women with paint.

Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

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Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to a jail outside of Tehran.

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UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

The UN Human Rights Council has called on Iran to immediately free political prisoners as the coronavirus pandemic continues, expressing deep concerns about their health and safety.

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Macron says Islam 'in crisis', unveils anti-radicalism plan

Macron insisted "no concessions" would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer ends hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh, 57, announced she was going on hunger strike last month to demand the release of political prisoners and focus attention on ...

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Hunger striking Iranian human rights lawyer back in prison

Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, ...

Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

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Biden slams Trump over alleged mocking of war dead

Biden described as 'deplorable' the alleged comments by Trump described fallen soldiers as 'losers' and 'suckers'.

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Highest Nile waters for a century swamp Sudan

Seasonal floods have killed 94 people, injured 46 and destroyed or damaged over 60,000 homes across Sudan during the current season

Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

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Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

Berlin teacher <em>headscarf</em> ban is illegal, rules top court

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Berlin teacher headscarf ban is illegal, rules top court

The ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle brought by a Muslim woman who was banned from teaching in the city.

Afghan girl kills two Taliban fighters after parents murdered

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Afghan girl kills two Taliban fighters after parents murdered

The 15-year-old has vowed to fight any Taliban insurgents who confront her after her parents were gunned down by militants.

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

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Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which protesters have ...

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Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Social media users mourned the passing of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was arrested and tortured by authorities for flying a rainbow flag at a concert.

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China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

Detainees are forced to pick from a list of crimes including praying, wearing a headscarf, and traveling abroad, a new report has said.

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Iran chess official targeted over daughter's hijab

Shohreh Bayat faced a backlash in Iran for photos in which she appeared not to be wearing the hijab while judging the FIDE Women’s World Chess ...

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Muslim woman becomes UK's first hijab-wearing judge

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Muslim woman becomes UK's first hijab-wearing judge

Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, was practicing law as a barrister before her promotion.

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British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

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Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

Raeda Hamra has filed a lawsuit against the US-based Arabic language news channel for allegedly discriminating against her because she wore a ...

UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

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UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

A Muslim woman said she was coughed on, threatened with coronavirus and verbally assaulted while walking down a high street in south London.

Uighurs for sale

Tasnim Nazeer

Uighurs for sale

Comment: Big brands must be held responsible for forced Uighur labour, no matter how far down their supply chain, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

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