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A female fitness coach has made history for opening one of Canada's few women-only Muslim gyms.

Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, a Saudi millionaire, decided to buy the French Chateauroux second division club

Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

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Facebook bans Myanmar military accounts citing the coup

It also bans "military-linked commercial entities" from advertising on the platforms.

Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

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Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after refusing to obey an order to lose a fight to avoid Israeli opponent, represented Mongolia in the Tel Aviv ...

Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

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Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

The Tunisian premier is at odds with the President Kais Saied over a cabinet reshuffle.

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Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial for forgery, allegations he claims are motivated by political factions within Kuwait.

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'Boycott Beijing Olympics' over 'Muslim genocide', British MPs demand

Senior UK politicians have urged British athletes to boycott next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing in response to a 'genocide' against Uighurs ...

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Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

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Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to ...

Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

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Arsenal's ostracised Ozil 'in talks with Fenerbahce'

Reports suggest Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil is in negotiations for a three-year contract with a Turkish club.

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Activists call for Saudi Dakar Rally boycott

Competitors in Dakar Rally will pass within a few hundred metres of the prison where women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is being held.

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

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Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, writes ...

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

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Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

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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 ...

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football star considered to be among the greatest players ever, has died at the age of 60 following struggles with ...

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

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Millennials in California strike a tone of cautious optimism

At a watch party in California, Suzy Woltmann takes the temperature among a group of millennial voters.

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Iran expands anti-virus measures as calls for lockdown grow

A senior health official has said that daily fatalities could potentially reach 900 in coming days unless adequate measures were taken.

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In protest stronghold, Algerians divided over constitutional vote

Many Algerians are torn over whether to vote in a contentious constitutional referendum this week.

Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

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Mesut Ozil slams Arsenal after exclusion from Premier League

'Loyalty is hard to come by nowadays,' Ozil said in a recent statement, criticising Arsenal after being left out of the North London team's ...

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

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Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

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Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

Amnesty has urged golfers invited to the tournament to 'take a proper look at the human rights situation in the country.'

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid anti-government ...

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