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Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

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.

Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

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Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

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Muslim woman becomes UK's first hijab-wearing judge

Raffia Arshad, 40, who grew up in Yorkshire, north England, was practicing law as a barrister before her promotion.

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

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Joe Biden makes first public appearance in over month

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, emerged from more than two months of seclusion, wearing a black face mask.

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

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Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

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Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

A migrant worker taking shelter at the Philippines embassy in Lebanon died in 'suspicious circumstances', prompting Manila to launch an ...

Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

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Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed conflict'.

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Mariam Khan

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Muslim women with eating disorders often suffer in silence during Ramadan.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

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Suspected IS member arrested after being deported to Germany

German authorities arrested a woman suspected of joining the Islamic State group in Syria.

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'It has changed death': Covid-19 disrupts burials in Turkey

Coronavirus has disrupted burial rituals in Turkey, with families unable to grieve for their dead relatives and funeral prayers being conducted ...

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

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Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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Twelve injured as car hits hijab shop in Sydney

Over a dozen people have been injured in a car crash in Sydney, after a car was driven into a Hijab shop.

Israel, Iran leaders trade barbs on Twitter

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Israel, Iran leaders trade barbs on Twitter

Iran's Supreme leader said that eliminating Israel didn't mean "eliminating the Jews" but expelling "thugs like Netanyahu".

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Iran arrests parkour athlete over rooftop kiss photos

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Iran arrests parkour athlete over rooftop kiss photos

A photo posted to Instagram has landed an Iranian parkour athlete in hot water with authorities.

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