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Iranian state TV is regularly censored over words or images that do not align with the Islamic Republic's values.

France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say unfairly targets Algerian-French.

Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

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Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

Yemeni model Entisar Al-Hammadi was kidnapped over a month ago by Houthi rebels.

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

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Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a ...

New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

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New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

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Souad: The young, the real, the virtual

Film Review: Ayten Amin’s sophomore feature is an intimate look at the life of a 19-year-old girl's transition into adulthood, who dreams of escaping her dull existence in rural Egypt.

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

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France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has prompted an ...

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London university gets its first hijabi student union president

Shaima Dallali warned students and universities are facing pressure from the UK government to adopt legislation that would "hinder the students' ...

Shamima Begum 'left suicidal' after death of her children

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Shamima Begum 'left suicidal' after death of her children

Shamima Begum said losing her children to conditions of war sent her mental health spiralling.

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Iran grants rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh leave from prison

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was granted a temporary leave of absence from prison for the Persian New Year.

Jailed French tourist in Iran charged with spying

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Jailed French tourist in Iran charged with spying

Benjamin Briere was arrested by Iranian authorities after taking photos near the Turkmenistan-Iran border.

Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

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Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to Sasy, a California-based Iranian pop singer who featured Alexis Texas, ...

Chinese embassy official in Pakistan in 'belly dancer' scandal

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Chinese embassy official in Pakistan in 'belly dancer' scandal

Zhang Heqing - China's cultural counsellor at Beijing's embassy in Pakistan - captioned the post: 'Off your hijab, let me see your ...

Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

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Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

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

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to partake in discussions that may not always be accessible.

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

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Hijab-wearing US official speaks at White House press briefing

Social media users saw the appearance of Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, as symbolising the shift away from ...

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British police trial anti-grab hijab in Muslim recruitment bid

Leicestershire Police say the hijabs will be rolled out to more officers if the trial is successful.

Women cartoon characters must 'wear <em>hijab</em>', rules Iran's Khamenei

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Women cartoon characters must 'wear hijab', rules Iran's Khamenei

Wearing the hijab and modest clothing became mandatory for women in Iran, following the Islamic revolution of 1979.

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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 '<em>hijab</em>' 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.

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Malia Bouattia

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for ...

France's Le Pen proposes <em>hijab</em> ban

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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.

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