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Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation in areas of northern Syria controlled by Turkey was grim.

Two women and one man were shot dead by a group of four unknown assailants just metres from the Container checkpoint near Bethlehem.

Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a gang-rape case that has prompted nationwide protests.

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

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Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Protests hit Pakistan after a police chief appeared to blame the victim for an alleged gang rape while she was driving with her ...

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

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Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

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New Zealand mosque gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

At the opening of the sentencing hearing in a Christchurch courtroom, the white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslims in last year's New Zealand mosques shooting showed no emotion on Monday.

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

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Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister promised fresh ...

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Court rules that Saudi woman living alone 'not punishable'

Saudi Arabia still has strict laws restricting women's freedoms.

Outrage after Vogue Arabia films raunchy photoshoot in Medina

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Outrage after Vogue Arabia films raunchy photoshoot in Medina

A controversial photoshoot of top international supermodels took place inside the historical site of Al-Ula in the province of Saudi's holy city ...

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

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UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

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Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple wives or is ...

Greece picks up 36 more migrants off Lesbos

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Greece picks up 36 more migrants off Lesbos

According to the Greek state news agency ANA, the group is made up of 10 women, 10 children and 16 men, all from Iran and Afghanistan.

Twelve injured as car hits hijab shop in Sydney

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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.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) disclosed some $10 billion worth of investments into US corporations on Friday, Reuters reported.

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Soldiers shoot driver dead in Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests

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Soldiers shoot driver dead in Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests

Witnesses claim a young man was deliberately shot in the back by Indian soldiers in Kashmir, prompting angry protests filled with chants of 'Go ...

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

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Palestinian anchor sues US-based channel for anti-hijab discrimination

Raeda Hamra has filed a lawsuit against the US-based Arabic language news channel for allegedly discriminating against her because she wore a ...

Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

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Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

Saudi Twitter users were left outraged this week after a popular Ramadan drama series 'defended homosexuality'.

As society opens, Saudi <em>women</em> surge into job market

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As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Despite Saudi Arabia's prevailing ultraconservatism, Saudi women have successfully made their mark in the kingdom's job market.

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