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A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Waseem Yousef has outraged Arabs with pro-Israel tweets ever since the UAE normalised relations with Israel.

Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

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Moroccans protest Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

North Africans are protesting Gulf countries' decision to normalise relations with Israel.

More than a million sign petition against UAE-Israel normalisation

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More than a million sign petition against UAE-Israel normalisation

The anti-normalisation 'Palestinian Charter' has garnered over a million signatures in little over a day.

Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

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Nine Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims

Nine Serbs have been arrested for taking part in the killings of 44 Muslim civilians in the early 1990s.

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Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq

A roadside bombing took place by the British Embassy in Baghdad, but no injuries were reported.

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Israel court orders demolition of East Jerusalem mosque

Silwan residents have been given 21 days to challenge a demolition order issued against Qaqaa Bin Amr mosque, as Israel ramps up its ...

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Ninety Lebanon peacekeepers contract coronavirus: UNIFIL

A spokesman for the UNIFIL force said 90 peacekeepers in south Lebanon have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

Lil Mix singer Jade Thirlwall embraces Arab identity

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Lil Mix singer Jade Thirlwall embraces Arab identity

Jade Thirlwall says she embraces her Arab identity and wants to become more vocal about her heritage as Lil Mix continue to rise.

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Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

Bangladesh <em>mosque</em> gas explosion toll rises to 24

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Bangladesh mosque gas explosion toll rises to 24

Burnt worshippers reportedly threw themselves into an open sewer next to the mosque to escape the flames.

Mecca Friday sermon causes outrage over Israel 'normalisation' hints

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Mecca Friday sermon causes outrage over Israel 'normalisation' hints

Social media users have responded angrily, claiming his religious rhetoric paves the way for Saudi Arabia to follow suit with the UAE and ...

12 killed in Bangladesh <em>mosque</em> gas explosion

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12 killed in Bangladesh mosque gas explosion

Over a dozen worshippers were killed in a gas explosion at a mosque, with many more injured.

<em>Mosque</em> in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

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Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

A song by Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi was blasted from a mosque in Nabatieh after a mishap with the loudspeakers.

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Saudi court sentences seven to death for 2014 killings

Seven defendants were handed the death penalty and three others given 25-year prison terms after being convicted of killing seven people during Ashura in Saudi Arabia's Shia region

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UAE deal allows Jewish prayers at Al-Aqsa compound: report

A clause of the UAE-Israel agreement changes the sensitive status of Al-Aqsa compound and may have 'people of all faiths' praying there.

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional ...

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Jerusalem Mufti quits UAE peace forum over pro-normalisation stance

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has stepped down from an Emirati peace group in anger over its support for UAE-Israel normalisation.

Christchurch mass murderer sentenced to life without parole

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Christchurch mass murderer sentenced to life without parole

Cries filled the air outside the courtroom as New Zealand came to the collective realisation that the country's worst mass murderer would never ...

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Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Christchurch <em>mosque</em> gunman waives right to speak at sentencing

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Christchurch mosque gunman waives right to speak at sentencing

After sacking his lawyers last month, the New Zealand mosque gunman waived his right to speak at his sentencing hearing.

Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical music video

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Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical music video

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey - with its penchant for period pieces - has dropped a music video to celebrate the 949th anniversary of the Battle ...

New Zealand <em>mosque</em> gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

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New Zealand mosque gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

At the opening of the sentencing hearing in a Christchurch courtroom, the white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslims in last year's New Zealand ...

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