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According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on the ban.

"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent violence."

12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

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12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

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10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

Ten more bodies were found in mass graves in war-torn Libya, the country's UN-recognised government said.

Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

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Turkey on charm offensive to ease tensions with EU

Mevlut Cavusoglu and Josep Borrell have met to discuss Turkey's EU membership and issues related to the eastern Mediterranean.

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

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The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

Egypt arrests female chef after she served 'genitalia-shaped' desserts

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Egypt arrests female chef after she served 'genitalia-shaped' desserts

Egyptians were left outraged after images emerged online showing a group of women celebrating with genitalia-shaped desserts.

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Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and ...

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

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'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

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FBI vetting troops in DC amid fears of attack

US defense officials are worried about an insider attack involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the National ...

Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between Saturday and ...

French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

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French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his bid to eradicate ...

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Official: Gunmen kill two women judges in Afghan capital

The killing of two women judges who worked for Afghanistan's high court comes amid a wave of targeted killings which the government have accused the Taliban of orchestrating.

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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss ...

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Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

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Sudan imposes curfew in West Darfur amid deadly clashes

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

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Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

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China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Egypt court prolongs detention of social media influencers

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Egypt court prolongs detention of social media influencers

An Egyptian court prolonged the detention of two young women over charges of human trafficking.

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