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Reema Dodin is a 'well-respected and trusted leader', the Biden-Harris transition team said.

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration of human rights in Algeria'

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

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Four more students charged in France over teacher's beheading

Three students were charged with complicity after allegedly pointing out the teacher to the shooter.

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

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Netanyahu urges US to remain outside Iran nuclear deal

After Biden put the Iran nuclear deal back on the table, Netanyahu warned the US to stick to its stance taken by Trump.

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

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Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

The incumbent US president made a rare appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

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Founder of hardline Pakistani Islamist party dies aged 54

The firebrand leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, a hardline Pakistani Islamist party, has died.

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold War.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

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Pakistani Islamists end anti-France protest after govt talks

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan alleged it called off the demonstration after government officials agreed to expel the French ambassador and impose ...

'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

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'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

Dutch prosecutors on Monday confirmed a shooting at the Saudi embassy in The Hague last week was carried out with terrorist intent.

Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

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Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between ...

Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

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Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

Macron has called The New York Times media correspondent to criticise English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism after ...

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