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Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, and his friend, Nurmemet Rozi.

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

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Pakistan minister retracts Macron 'Nazi' jibe after French demands

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari deleted her tweet after an angry response from France's foreign ministry.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

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Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

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Armenian politician arrested over alleged PM assassination plot

The opposition party leader is accused of plotting to murder Prime Minister Pashinyan after the latter digned a peace deal with Azerbaijan.

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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German woman charged over crimes against humanity in Syria

A German woman was charged with crimes against humanity allegedly committed while she was a member of the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Lebanon man sets pit bull on cat 'to feed'

As Lebanon's economic situation deteriorates, a Lebanese content creator said a man was spotted aiding his dog in killing a stay cat to feed his ...

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

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Pompeo urges Indonesians to oppose China's Uighur persecution

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Indonesian Muslim groups not to be swayed by China on the Uighur issue.

China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

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China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

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EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters ...

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution from France to China, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they could face ...

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the government ...

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

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Cyprus sending migrant boats back to Lebanon, claims HRW

HRW has accused the Cypriot coast guard of beating migrants and trying to flood their vessels in an attempt to summarily expel asylum seekers ...

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

Biden and global Islamophobia

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

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