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A joint Lebanese production has picked up the best fiction film award during this year's Berlin film festival, one of the world's most respected movie awards.

Human rights groups have rejoiced at a small victory, as women attended the first volleyball tournament in five years on the 'duty free' Kish Island.

Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

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Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

The first edition of the US-based pop culture Comic Con is being held in Saudi Arabia featuring a mix of robots, gaming and Saudi television and film industry luminaries.

Back to the future as Iran embraces Internet-of-things

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Back to the future as Iran embraces Internet-of-things

The Internet of Things is heading for Iran after a deal was struck on Thursday to introduce wireless control on everything in the country, from ...

'Cross-dressing' Iranian women busted sneaking into men-only football game

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'Cross-dressing' Iranian women busted sneaking into men-only football game

Eight Iranian women who disguised themselves as men to attend a football match ...

Hijab queens slay on New York fashion week runway

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Hijab queens slay on New York fashion week runway

Indonesian Muslim designer Anniesa Hasibuan has wowed once again at NYFW with her second collection fit for royalty.

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London honours Iranian filmmaker boycotting Trump's America

London's mayor said the British capital would hold a free outdoor screening of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's Oscar-nominated film in defiance of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Sydney's Hijab House: Islamic-inspired but all-Australian 'discrete allure'

As hostility against women who wear the hijab escalate in the Western world, so are the profits of Islamic 'discrete' fashion outlets.

Trump empire to open Dubai golf resort

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Trump empire to open Dubai golf resort

Donald Trump's sons will attend the inauguration of a new branded Trump golf course in Dubai, amid accusations of conflicts of interest.

Nubians of Egypt and Sudan seek recognition and return

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Nubians of Egypt and Sudan seek recognition and return

Nubians have been sidelined by the state in Egypt and Sudan, they face a struggle to return to the lands of their people after decades of being ...

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'We are not slaves': Qatar's Uber begin strike

Hundreds of Uber drivers in Qatar began a strike on Sunday by refusing to open the app that connects them with potential passengers to protest changes in fare policies.

Major UK department store becomes first to sell hijabs

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Major UK department store becomes first to sell hijabs

Debenhams is to become the first major department store in Britain to stock hijabs on its shelves as a part of a new rage of modest clothing for Muslim women.

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Hollywood's top agency scraps Oscars party to protest Trump

United Talent Agency has cancelled its pre-Oscars party this year to hold a rally instead, vowing to donate $250,000 to civil rights groups in protest to Donald Trump's travel ban.

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Meet the Palestinian robot that cleans solar panels

A 24-year-old Palestinian engineer has cracked into new scientific dimensions by inventing a robot that could clean solar panel cells.

Beauty and the bigot: tackling Islamophobia with modest fashion

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Beauty and the bigot: tackling Islamophobia with modest fashion

As hostility against women who wear the hijab escalate in the Western world, so ...

Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

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Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

A decision by the Islamabad high court was the latest attempt by authorities in the conservative Muslim country to outlaw a celebration seen by many as an indecent Western import.

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Saudi women can finally hit the gym

The Saudi government is expected to issue special licences to women-only gyms this month, in an effort to fight growing health concerns.

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Heart-warming Turkish cat film 'Kedi' heads to the US

Ceyda Torun's 'Kedi' teaches lessons in life, love and living together through the lives of seven of Istanbul's streetwise felines.

Yemen's wheat stocks to be 'depleted by April'

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Yemen's wheat stocks to be 'depleted by April'

Import controls, an ongoing conflict and rising locust numbers have presented an even more precarious situation for Yemen's food supplies than ...

Muslim-American Olympian 'held at US Customs'

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Muslim-American Olympian 'held at US Customs'

Muslim-American Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad said she was recently held at US Customs for two hours without any explanation.

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Investigating Paradise with Algeria's veteran film-maker Merzak Allouache

Q&A: Following his success winning the Golden FIPA award in January, Hadani Ditmars discusses extremism and paradise with veteran Algerian movie director Merzak Allouache.

Tearful Syrian schoolgirls honour classmate killed in airstrike

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Tearful Syrian schoolgirls honour classmate killed in airstrike

Twelve-year-old Hanan Mousa was honoured by her tearful classmates after she was killed in an airstrike in Idlib on Tuesday.

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Palestinian authorities ban 'Crime in Ramallah' novel over 'indecency'

Abbad Yahya's recently published novel contained indecent terms that threatened morality and public decency, according to Attorney General Ahmed Barak.

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#WeAccept ad brings political message to Super Bowl

The 30-second spot shows a series of faces of different colours, genders, ages and races with a running line of text saying 'No matter who you are... we all belong.'

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