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French female journalist dies of wounds from Mosul blast

25 June, 2017

Journalist Veronique Robert, wounded in the same landmine blast that killed two colleagues in the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week, has died.

Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

24 June, 2017

In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim

Organisers vow to hold Istanbul Pride event despite ban

24 June, 2017

Organisers of the annual Pride march in Istanbul have insisted that it would go ahead in the city's Taksim Square despite a ban by the authorities over "safety concerns".

Egypt police foil church bombing, arrest extremist cell

24 June, 2017

Egyptian police said on Saturday they had foiled a church bombing by detaining a cell of would-be attackers who had planned to target Alexandria.

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

24 June, 2017

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government on Saturday ordered an investigation into reports that US military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Egypt MP: Happy Eid to all Muslims countries…except Qatar

24 June, 2017

An Egyptian member of parliament has extended greetings to Muslims around the world for the Eid al-Fitr feast with the exception of Qatar and Turkey.

Most Muslim countries to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

24 June, 2017

The Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf States, religious authorities announced.

Marilyn Monroe sculpture in Egypt sparks controversy

24 June, 2017

Al-Asiouty’s version did not live up to the standards of Egypt and people have been unable to stop making fun of the sculpture

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

24 June, 2017

Muslims have been fasting throughout the whole month, now that Eid is approaching, celebrations are due – and so are sweets...

Academics protest after murder of Algerian professor

24 June, 2017

Standing in front of the higher education ministry, waving banners and chanting slogans, the academics condemned the rising cases of abuse in Algerian university campuses, demanding their lives be protected

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