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Iran's Guardian Council denied there was a link between the killing of a teenage girl by her father and a delayed child protection law.

14-year-old Romina Ashrafi was killed by her father for running away with a 35-year-old man.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and in the halls of Iraqi power.

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Tanya Goudsouzian

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Comment: Two gruesome attacks shook Afghanistan this week, but even these horrific acts seem unlikely to mark a significant turning point in the ...

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Khaled A. Beydoun

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Comment: Gunned down while out for a jog, Ahmaud Arbery's death is a dark reminder of the racism that still permeates America and its justice ...

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Gasia Ohanes

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

The Jordanian teen is the latest victim of femicide in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom, after being stabbed over a Facebook account.

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Armed gunmen storm Afghanistan Ramadan food aid event

A deadly clash between police and armed men at an Afghanistan food aid distribution event resulted in the death of at least four people, ...

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Afghan soldier fatally stabs sister in 'honour killing'

The 18-year-old victim wanted to marry a man she loved but her family wanted her to marry someone else.

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to <em>killing</em> tribal activist

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Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ...

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus fight slowed by government paralysis

Iraq's governance woes have further exacerbated the country's fightback against the coronavirus pandemic as both Iraqis and militia groups flout ...

Ardern says racist threat lingers after Christchurch mosque attacks

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Ardern says racist threat lingers after Christchurch mosque attacks

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined more than a thousand Muslims for Friday prayers.

A Woman Like Her: Exploring Qandeel's life and death

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A Woman Like Her: Exploring Qandeel's life and death

#IWD2020: In her book A Woman Like Her, journalist Sanam Maher explores Qandeel's life and death. But what began as a book about one woman ...

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

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Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

Vigils held in Germany for victims of racist attack

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Vigils held in Germany for victims of racist attack

Thousands of people gathered in silence across Germany on Thursday evening to show solidarity with the victims of a racist attack on a shisha ...

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Turkey hits back at Russia claims over Syria's Idlib

Turkey and Russia have been embroiled in a war of words over Idlib as the Moscow-backed Syrian regime intensifies its assault.

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Turkey threatens force against 'radicals' in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's defence minister said the country would use force against 'radicals' in Syria's Idlib province.

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Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

A woman, identified as Nada Al-Qahtani, was allegedly shot by her brother while travelling on a bus to university in the Eastern Province of ...

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UN urges Libya ceasefire after Berlin summit

It is yet unclear whether a fragile truce between Libyan rivals Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar brokered earlier this month will last.

France, Russia scramble to protect Iran nuclear deal

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France, Russia scramble to protect Iran nuclear deal

France's Macron said he and his Russian counterpart expressed shared desires to protect the dwindling Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran police disperse student air crash protesters

Hundreds of students gathered early in the evening on Saturday to pay respects to those killed in the air disaster before the tribute later ...

Trump warns Iran against 'another massacre of peaceful protesters'

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Trump warns Iran against 'another massacre of peaceful protesters'

'We are following your protests closely,' Trump tweeted out in Farsi.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis stand by Iranian allies

The Houthis slammed the killing of Qasem Soleimani as a war crime, stating the only appropriate response to the assassination would be ...

Algerian president warns Libya’s Tripoli is a ‘red line’

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Algerian president warns Libya’s Tripoli is a ‘red line’

Algeria's president met with Libyan GNA leader over the rising tension in the country, and insists on keeping foreign military intervention out.

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