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Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Pakistan has freed a left-wing political activist who was serving a life sentence in the contested Kashmir region.

Armenians at a crossroads as out of Karabakh

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Armenians at a crossroads as out of Karabakh

For Armenians still reeling from defeat in recent fighting with Azerbaijan, the peacekeepers who deployed under a Moscow-brokered peace deal are a welcome presence.

Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

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Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

Ethiopian refugees are restarting their lives in Sudan, saying 'they have nothing more to do' in their home country.

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

Diana Alghoul

'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 ...

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Azerbaijan moves into second district handed back by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces have entered the Kalabjar district, which was handed over by Armenia under a Russian-sponsored deal to end fighting over the ...

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a monitor.

Displaced Syria teen recreates <em>lost</em> family home

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Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

Syria's war forced the Diab family to flee their village, but when 19-year-old Wissam moved into a tent in northwestern Syria he decided to ...

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Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute ...

In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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Lebanese police hunt dozens after mass jailbreak

Lebanese Police are on the hunt for 44 prisoners who escaped a detention centre.

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Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

'Immediate action' must be taken to avert the deaths of millions in war-torn Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

The 27-year-old Syrian has been charged with membership in a terrorist organisation and complicity to murder.

Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

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Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

'Self-obsessed' Ivanka Trump stereotyped Arabs as terrorists, friend claims

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'Self-obsessed' Ivanka Trump stereotyped Arabs as terrorists, friend claims

A former 'best friend' of Ivanka Trump says their relationship started to fragment when she started her career freelancing in the Middle East.

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

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Trump's attorney argues to block Biden win in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump's personal attorney, returned to federal court to accuse Democrats in control of big cities of hatching a nationwide ...

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