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Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

The main suspect has been placed in preventive custody while her friend has been released on bail, sources close to the investigation have said.

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

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French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's beheading.

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

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Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

<em>Women</em> golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

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Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

A coalition of NGOs have called on organisers and participants to scrap this year's Ladies European Tour golf week in Saudi Arabia.

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Death of pregnant Palestinian woman sparks domestic abuse fears

A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

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France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

Authorities in France said the country won't give up cartoons, as seven people face terror charges for their involvement in the killing of a ...

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45 lawmakers urge US to boycott Saudi-hosted G20

The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

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France arrests Britons after gendarme attack near Israel embassy

French authorities arrested a number of British nationals after a policeman was attacked outside the Israeli embassy in Paris

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

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Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Gasia Ohanes

Egyptian woman commits suicide after intimate video leaked

After private videos filmed without her consent were posted on social media, a young woman 'burned herself to death' in Egypt, local media ...

Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

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Iran rights lawyer Sotoudeh moved to new jail

Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been moved to a jail outside of Tehran.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts vandalised by conspiracy theorists in Germany

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Ancient Egyptian artefacts vandalised by conspiracy theorists in Germany

A strange conspiracy theory involving ancient artefacts has emerged in Europe.

Two Muslim <em>women</em> stabbed in suspected Paris hate crime

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Two Muslim women stabbed in suspected Paris hate crime

Two veiled French-Algerian women were stabbed in Paris after reportedly being insulted amid tensions over the beheading of a ...

At least 11 Afghan <em>women</em> killed in stampede

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At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

At least 11 women in Afghanistan were killed in a stampede in a football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas to ...

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US election 2020: Two weeks to go

A look at what's going on on the American campaign trail on Tuesday, two weeks before Election Day on November 3.

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Iranian woman arrested for 'cycling without hijab'

A short video shot with a mobile phone was circulated on Monday on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a ...

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and ...

Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

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Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

The United Nations said innocent Yemenis are still dying because of the brutal conflict, which has since the end of September killed at least ...

27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

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27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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