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Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

Newspapers and websites across the world have been lambasted online for their 'biased' coverage of events in East Jerusalem and Gaza.

Facebook to live stream Eid moonsightings from across UK

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Facebook to live stream Eid moonsightings from across UK

Advocates of a unified local Islamic calendar for British muslims have hailed the partnership as 'historic'.

Netanyahu spokesman uses Syria war footage in anti-Hamas post

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Netanyahu spokesman uses Syria war footage in anti-Hamas post

The video was identified by activists as showing Syrian pro-regime fighters launching rockets from the southern Syrian province of Daraa in 2018.

Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

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Syria releases online economy critics ahead of 'sham' elections

Hundred of Syrians accused of minor infractions have been released as part of a general amnesty ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.

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Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The report, "#Hashtag Palestine 2020" provides an overview of violations occurring during a year in which Covid-19 turned Palestine upside down.

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Israel declares state of emergency over Palestinians in Lod

It is the first time emergency powers will be used over a Palestinian community since Israel withdrew military rule over the population in 1966.

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Spring by Leila Rafei: On the periphery of revolution

Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the Arab ...

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Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race: Iran state TV

Iran opened registration on Tuesday, kicking off the race as uncertainty looms over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Big tech is trying to deplatform Palestinians

Laura Albast

Big tech is trying to deplatform Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media ...

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Iran candidates register for presidential election

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the ...

Israeli police beat Palestinian photographers in Jerusalem

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Israeli police beat Palestinian photographers in Jerusalem

Several journalists were injured when Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

Tunisia begins week of strict coronavirus measures

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Tunisia begins week of strict coronavirus measures

Mosques, markets and non-essential shops will be closed and gatherings and celebrations banned, as the country battles with a severe Covid-19 ...

Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

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Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

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Sheikh Jarrah families refuse meeting with Palestinian-Israeli 'kingmaker' politician

Families threatened with eviction have refused a meeting with Mansour Abbas, a Palestinian-Israeli Islamist politician who previously expressed willingness to partner with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

Scores of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as Israeli security forces used rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa ...

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Thousands of Palestinians flock to Al Aqsa on foot

Videos that emerged online showed thousands of Palestinians walk towards the Al Aqsa mosque after Israeli forces blocked cars and buses on the ...

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US, UK lawmakers express support for Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

Politicians around the world are expressing support for Palestinian families facing expulsion from their homes in East Jerusalem.

#SaveSheikhJarrah <em>social</em> <em>media</em> campaign gains global support

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#SaveSheikhJarrah social media campaign gains global support

Activists are using the hashtag #SaveSheikhJarrah to raise awareness about Israel's forced expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in East ...

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Instagram says Sheikh Jarrah posts removed by 'technical issue'

Activists had accused the social media giant of censoring their posts on Israel's forced removal of Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Armed men storm Libya presidential council HQ

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Armed men storm Libya presidential council HQ

The raid took place when the council was not in session.

Israeli police injure 14 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound

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Israeli police injure 14 Palestinians in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa compound

Israeli police stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem, violently clashing with worshippers who were marking the last Friday of ...

Activists say Instagram 'censoring' posts on Israel's forced evictions

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Activists say Instagram 'censoring' posts on Israel's forced evictions

Activists say that Instagram is deleting posts about the forced evictions taking place in Sheikh Jarrah.

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