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Saudi Arabia's labour ministry announced plans to prioritise Saudi citizens for job vacancies at malls across the kingdom on Thursday, in the latest attempt to boost employment rates among locals.

In Pakistan, the brutal mob lynching of a liberal student accused of blasphemy has triggered shock, outrage and fear across the country.

Egyptian MP demands 'castration' as penalty for sexual harassment

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Egyptian MP demands 'castration' as penalty for sexual harassment

Egyptian MP Zeinab Salem is proposing a bill to introduce "castration" as a tougher punishment for men convicted of sexual harassment more than once.

Egypt's Copts mark Good Friday in wake of tragedy

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Egypt's Copts mark Good Friday in wake of tragedy

Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II led Good Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo days after twin church bombings that killed 46 ...

Syrian family reunion bittersweet amid Canadian red tape

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Syrian family reunion bittersweet amid Canadian red tape

Society: Canada's latest arrivals are being welcomed into the country, but ...

Country music without borders

Jérémie Berlioux

Country music without borders

Country & Western gives way to Country & Eastern in this melting pot of music raising money for Syria's refugees in Turkey.

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Born on the run: Mosul's mothers-to-be having roadside births

Young pregnant Iraqi women are facing dangerous situations as they flee violence in Mosul, with some being forced to give birth on the streets.

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The war on love and marriage in war-torn Yemen

Hopes of finding love have quickly shattered in Yemen, as more young adults than ever before are now unable to afford to get married.

Creating power with cow dung in Palestine

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Creating power with cow dung in Palestine

Kamal al-Jebrini's family have been recycling waste from cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants - and even ...

HRW urges Lebanon to pass bill ending child marriage

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HRW urges Lebanon to pass bill ending child marriage

Human Rights Watch called on the Lebanese government to quickly pass a law to end child marriage in the country through introducing a minimum ...

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Preventable diseases claiming lives in Taiz amid Houthi siege

Large areas of the city, which has a population of over 2.8 million, have been besieged by Houthi militants for over a year.

Money refugees send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for millions

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Money refugees send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for millions

One in seven people globally is directly impacted by migrants who are sending money back home to family, says the head of the UN's agricultural development agency.

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Asian migrants 'exploited' looking for work in the Gulf

A Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights study found that Asian migrants workers face exploitation trying to get a job in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf.

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Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq

A group of veterinarians from the Four Paws International charity took the animals out of war-battered Mosul and finally managed to fly them out to Jordan from Iraq's Erbil.

Victims and heroes of Egypt's Palm Sunday massacre

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Victims and heroes of Egypt's Palm Sunday massacre

At least 44 men, women and children were killed in Islamic State attacks on two ...

First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraqi Christian town

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First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraqi Christian town

Members of Iraq's Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country's main Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time since it was retaken from IS.

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Children are being used to smuggle drugs into UAE

Smugglers attempting to transport drugs into the United Arab Emirates are exploiting young people, in a growing trend attempting to bypass custom officials.

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Tom Hardy drama on Islamophobia in US gets director

A Tom Hardy starred drama based on the story of a Muslim immigrant in the US will be directed by Oscar-nominated Pablo Larrain.

Egypt professor faces dismissal over Facebook bellydancing video

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Egypt professor faces dismissal over Facebook bellydancing video

The English literature professor at Suez University fears she may lose her job after posting a video of herself bellydancing on Facebook.

A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre

Paul McLoughlin

A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre

Syrians warmly welcomed a series of US missiles strikes on a Syrian base said to be responsible for a chemical attack on an opposition town, but ...

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Fun and games in Saudi with planned 'entertainment city'

Looking for fun in Saudi Arabia? Riyadh's plans to build an 'entertainment city' outside the capital could offer some respite for citizens starved of merriment.

Outrage after Topshop 'appropriates' Palestinian keffiyah

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Outrage after Topshop 'appropriates' Palestinian keffiyah

Topshop has come under fire on social media for releasing a playsuit that appropriates the pattern of the Palestinian keffiyah.

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UN chief selects Malala Yousafzai as messenger of peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.

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Survivors recall horror of Egypt church blast

Witnesses and survivors of twin bombings that killed 44 people at Tanta and Alexandria churches as worshipers marked Palm Sunday speak of horrific scenes and security failure.

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