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The 45-year-old doctor was sentenced for 'offending Islam' and insulting the president.

The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.

EU summons Russian ambassador over retaliatory sanctions

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EU summons Russian ambassador over retaliatory sanctions

The EU summoned the Russian ambassador after Moscow put eight EU nationals on a blacklist

Egypt top importer of Italian weapons despite Regeni case

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Egypt top importer of Italian weapons despite Regeni case

Despite Egyptian security officers being suspected of the shocking murder of Italian student Guilio Regeni, Egypt has been Italy's biggest ...

44 killed in Israel pilgrimage stampede

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44 killed in Israel pilgrimage stampede

At least 44 people celebrating the Jewish festival of Lag BaOmer died in a stampede at a pilgrimage site in the north of Israel on Friday, ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

What's fuelling anti-France protests in Pakistan?

In-depth: The hardline Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan movement has played a key role in fomenting nationwide protests, with Imran Khan's government walking a fine line between appeasing and emboldening the religious party.

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Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

Two Iranian men were handed death sentences on Thursday for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'.

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Saudi Arabia to jail people who 'intentionally' spread coronavirus

Expatriates found guilty of the crime will be deported and banned from entering Saudi Arabia again, the Public Prosecution said.

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Erdogan wades into row over Turkish bank reserves

Erdogan has spoken publicly for the first time about the losses incurred by the central bank.

French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' <em>row</em>

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French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

The pullback came after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin accused the eastern French city of supporting "foreign meddling" on French soil with ...

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Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

Dogs are being used to sniff out Covid-19 infections at airports in Dubai, Helsinki and Syndey.

Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' Erdogan remarks

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Turkey summons Italy envoy over PM's 'ugly' Erdogan remarks

Turkey summoned the Italian ambassador to Ankara to protest remarks made by the European country's prime minister on Thursday.

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

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Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan a dictator amid tensions over the so-called 'sofagate' ...

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

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Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

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Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

Fresh graves are being dug to meet demand as Covid-19 related deaths spike in the war-torn nation.

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to overcome, writes Khaled Diab.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

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US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The US will lift sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, previously imposed by the Trump administration.

EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

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EU condemns China media 'harassment' after BBC departure

BBC correspondent John Sudworth left China amid a 'full-on propaganda attack'.

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BBC reporter leaves China, says 'too risky'

A BBC correspondent had to leave China for Taiwan after facing pressure from authorities over his reporting on Xinjiang rights abuses and the ...

H&M 'dedicated to regaining trust' in China after boycott

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H&M 'dedicated to regaining trust' in China after boycott

Following a boycott over H&M's decision to stop sourcing Xinjiang cotton, Chinese social media users criticised the company after it expressed a ...

Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

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Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

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Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

The comedian has joined the row over a schoolteacher who was suspended for showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

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