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During a protest organized by Amnesty International in Paris on International Women's Day, activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy to honour a detained Iranian activist.

Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

Hamas says controversial Gaza travel rules will be 'reviewed'

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Hamas says controversial Gaza travel rules will be 'reviewed'

After critics accused Hamas of attempting to roll back women's rights, the ruling authority said it would review a controversial travels edict.

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

Hamas court rules women need male guardian to travel

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Hamas court rules women need male guardian to travel

Critics accuse Hamas of attempting to roll back women's rights.

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Row over teacher's 'Islamism' claims in Paris suburb

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

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Saudi Arabia unveils plans for Red Sea 'giga-resort'

The British architecture company behind the designs has already been criticised for planning an airport in the kingdom.

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In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement

The nationwide movement was sparked after a popular fashion blogger made an explosive video in which she said there was a 'problem' with ...

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Disqualified hijabi athlete inspires US volleyball tournament rule change

Valor Collegiate Prep freshman volleyball player Najah Aqeel was not allowed to play in a match because she didn't have a waiver to wear her ...

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

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Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

Following the case of a Christian student, Indonesia has banned schools from forcing its female students to wear head scarves.

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France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The far-right leader has called for a total ban on the Muslim headscarf in public places.

Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

Austria court overturns primary school <em>headscarf</em> ban

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Austria court overturns primary school headscarf ban

Austria's constitutional court overturned a law banning the headscarf in primary schools.

Family recounts Palestinian teen's last hours before Israeli shooting

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Family recounts Palestinian teen's last hours before Israeli shooting

Parents, relatives and friends recount the final hours of Ali Abu Alya, who was killed when the Israeli Army used live ammunition to disperse a ...

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

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Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

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Palestinians hold massive funeral for teenager killed by IDF

A funeral cortege joined by hundreds of mourners took the body from a hospital in Ramallah to Mughayir where Ali Ayman Nasr Abu Aliya was buried.

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

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Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

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 ...

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'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

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

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

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

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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.

UN says Iran must free political prisoners amid pandemic

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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 ...

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