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The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's hoping he can satisfy them all, writes Harry Hagopian.

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of interfaith dialogue.

New report reveals prevalent Islamophobia in Britain

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New report reveals prevalent Islamophobia in Britain

The Muslim Council of Britain has released a report with advise about how to combat Islamophobia and discrimination in British institutions.

IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

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IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The IS group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan.

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will collapse for good, writes Eldar Mamedov.

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

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'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

CPAC has announced that online personality Young Pharaoh will no longer speak at the conservative conference.

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in ...

French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

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French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

French right-wing MP Guillaume Peltier said during an interview on Sunday that he wanted to propose a new bill setting up secularism as a ...

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers ...

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

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Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

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Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The letter by Jewish Voice for Labour calls on the BBC to issue a statement in which it recommits to engage with Muslim women “in good faith”.

France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

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France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

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Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

Citing the bill's marginalising nature against Muslims, Turkish Muslim foundations in France refuse to sign the newly-established Islamic charter that aims to replace some Muslim values with the French ones.

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate about Muslim identities in Europe by surveying the thoughts of some ...

Taj Ali

Appointing an Islamophobe to review 'Prevent' won't rebuild trust

Comment: The UK's Prevent agenda is nothing more than state-sanctioned Islamophobia. The appointment of an Islamophobe to review it only adds ...

France's Le Pen proposes hijab 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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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

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New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

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