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USAID's recently appointed religious freedom advisor has made multiple Islamophobic comments on his social media profiles.

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest documentaries

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Algeria recalls France envoy after airing of protest documentaries

Algeria's interior ministry claimed the films were "in fact attacks on the Algerian people and its institutions" including the army.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa ...

Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during protests

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Iraq to investigate abductions, torture during protests

Iraq's government said it would investigate the abduction and torture of Iraqis during ongoing anti-government protests outlined by a UN report ...

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Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker told people 'to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey'.

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Iran police arrest man for beheading teenage daughter

13-year-old Romina Ashrafi was killed by her father for running away with a 35-year-old man.

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Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his ...

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

Tom Pollitt

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

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Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations

Qatar Airways has decided to resume flights to dozens of countries in the next few weeks despite Covid-19 still being a problem in some parts of ...

Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

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Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

Trump's tweets violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according the San Francisco-based company.

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

WATCH: Enormous whale washes up on Kuwait's shores

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WATCH: Enormous whale washes up on Kuwait's shores

A baleen whale washed up on Kuwait's shores on Sunday, sending social media into a storm.

IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its ...

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he was caught leading congregational Eid prayers.

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Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to see lockdown measures across the world, Muslims in the US and Canada celebrated Eid in a very unique ...

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

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UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and ...

Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of ...

WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between ...

Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on their ...

Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

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Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

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