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In just a few short years, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, known for profanity-laced speeches and theatrical gestures, gained mass support and rose to become one of the country's most feared figures.

The Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary has taught several Taliban members currently negotiating with Afghanistan's government.

Pakistan court sentences three for murder of politician

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Pakistan court sentences three for murder of politician

The court sentenced three men to life after finding them guilty of involvement in the killing of a Pakistani politician in London.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

Iran sees 43 deaths from coronavirus in one day

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Iran sees 43 deaths from coronavirus in one day

Dozens more coronavirus deaths in Iran have brought the country's virus-related death toll to 237.

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Indonesia uses drones to count mosques to monitor radicalisation

A government-led project aims to create a census of mosques from across Indonesia as part of efforts to tackle radicalisation.

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Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly strikes

Iraq warned that its relations with the United States were at risk after US air strikes against a pro-Iran group sparked anger on the streets, ...

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Iraqi parties in talks to form new government

Iraqi parties are holding talks to form a new government at the back of the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Adel Mahdi on Saturday, following ...

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Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr arrives in Iran despite protest upheaval

The cleric's trip to Iran's holy city of Qom at a crucial moment in the Iraqi anti-government protests raised questions over his support for the ...

Iraq PM 'willing to resign' as early elections loom

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Iraq PM 'willing to resign' as early elections loom

Responding to a month of countrywide protests, Iraq's president vowed to push through early elections, while announcing PM Abdel Mahdi would ...

Emile Nakhleh

The gathering threat of domestic terrorism

Comment: There is a growing threat of domestic terrorism from white supremacists in the US, Emile Nakhleh argues.

The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

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The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

Iraq reacts to suspected Israeli airstrikes as the country's parliament demands extradition of Saddam Hussein's daughter from Jordan.

Indonesia backtracks on release of Bali bombing-linked <em>cleric</em>

Taufiq Wan

Indonesia backtracks on release of Bali bombing-linked cleric

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has reversed a controversial decision to unconditionally release an ageing radical cleric, ...

Indonesia to review release of Bali bombers' 'spiritual leader'

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Indonesia to review release of Bali bombers' 'spiritual leader'

Indonesia's government has said it is reviewing a decision to release radical cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir following local and ...

Muslim leaders boycott Australia PM's anti-extremism conference

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Muslim leaders boycott Australia PM's anti-extremism conference

Australia's prime minister has accused Muslim leaders of being 'in denial' over extremism as community relations sour further.

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Qatar denies meddling in Bahraini affairs over spy case

Doha has repeatedly denied accusations of conspiring against the Gulf state with Bahraini Sheikh Ali Salman, who heads the Shia opposition movement al-Wefaq.

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UK hate preacher 'still dangerous' ahead of prison release

Radical UK preacher Anjem Choudary is due to be released, but a prison chief has warned he still remains a dangerous and divisive ...

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Haïfa al-Amin: A step towards social equality in Iraq

The New Arab Meets: Haïfa al-Amin, the Communist Party candidate who, after winning a seat in May's election, prepares to take office with ...

Emile Nakhleh

Trump is throwing the Middle East under the bus

Comment: Killing the Iran deal and moving the embassy to Jerusalem will only bring more instability and misery to the people of the region, ...

Sam Hamad

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

Comment: The Sairoun bloc's victory is proof that a significant popular base exists that is ready to accept radical change, regardless ...

Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

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Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

Syrian rebel commanders, clerics and activists have been killed in a wave of killings in the opposition province of Idlib.

Indonesia jails IS-linked bomb mastermind for nine years

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Indonesia jails IS-linked bomb mastermind for nine years

Jakarta twin bombing mastermind Kiki Muhamad Iqbal has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in the attack that killed three ...

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Paul McLoughlin

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Analysis: UAE and Saudi designs on the Red Sea have seen East Africa's Eritrea join the blockade of Qatar. Asmara's rhetoric against Doha now ...

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