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There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human rights defenders.

The FBI is investigating the murder of Syrian-American journalist Hala Barakat and her opposition activist mother Orouba in Turkey, with reports the suspect was an operative of the Assad regime.

Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

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Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's rankings.

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria ...

Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

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Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

A man who murdered a Syrian mother and daughter in Turkey's Istanbul, has confessed to the murders, reports have said.

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Turkish police arrest suspect in Syrian activist murders

Turkish police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the investigation into the murder of two Syrian pro-opposition activists in Istanbul.

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Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani returned home from the UN General Assembly on Sunday evening, where he was received by thousands of his countrymen ...

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and ...

Amelia Smith

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

Comment: The West has backed three massacres in Egypt. On the anniversary of Rabaa it’s time to withdraw support, writes Amelia Smith.

Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' following parking dispute

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Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' following parking dispute

North Dakota accountant apologises for not acting 'Christian like' after racially abusing three Somali girls in a Walmart car park over their ...

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Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death over the 2015 killing of Egypt's notorious head prosecutor, with the death penalty ...

Hamdallah goes ham: Journalist detained for filming Palestine's PM

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Hamdallah goes ham: Journalist detained for filming Palestine's PM

Rami Hamdallah was being checked by Israeli forces in Tulkarem city in the northern occupied West Bank when he realised he was being filmed by ...

Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

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Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

Designers, buyers and influencers descend to Dubai for Arab Fashion Week, a five-day event dedicated to ready couture and resort wear.

Mosque arson attacks and the normalisation of Islamophobia

Diana Alghoul

Mosque arson attacks and the normalisation of Islamophobia

Veiled Muslim women are particularly put at risk, considering they are “visibly” Muslim and are less likely to defend themselves if attacked.

Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resignation amid election boycott calls

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Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resignation amid election boycott calls

Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest on Monday, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and ...

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Calls for investigation as Palestinian security assault anti-Abbas protesters

A rights organisation has called for an investigation over the alleged beating of protesters in an anti-Abbas demonstration in the West Bank.

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Four senior IS commanders escape prison in Ramadi

Authorities in Iraq have embarked on a major manhunt after four senior IS militants escaped a prison facility in the city Ramadi on Monday.

Taufiq Wan

#OurThreeWinners: Chapel Hill shooting – remembering an American tragedy

While some may have already forgotten the Chapel Hill shooting of 2015, efforts are underway to preserve the memory of its three victims.

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Hamas 'opens new page' with Egypt visit

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has returned to Gaza after 'fruitful' meetings with Egyptian officials, hinting at a detente between the Palestinian ...

Trump to announce controversial Jerusalem embassy move 'on Monday'

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Trump to announce controversial Jerusalem embassy move 'on Monday'

Israeli news outlet says controversial embassy move promised by Donald Trump will be announced on his first full working day as president.

Sultan Barakat

Could Kazakhstan broker a political settlement in Syria?

The Astana Talks provide hope for a negotiated political settlement in Syria due to Kazakhstan's neutrality in Syria's brutal conflict, writes ...

Thirty detained following the attempted killing of Egyptian cleric

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Thirty detained following the attempted killing of Egyptian cleric

Egypt has accused jailed members of the Muslim Brotherhood of attempting to assassinate several public figures.

UN probe to investigate Syria aid convoy attack

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UN probe to investigate Syria aid convoy attack

Ban Ki-moon urges all sides to cooperate with an internal UN panel launched to investigate last week's bombing of an aid convoy in Syria's ...

Deadly Aleppo convoy attack threatens aid distribution in Syria

Martin Armstrong

Deadly Aleppo convoy attack threatens aid distribution in Syria

The United Nations has suspended aid distribution in Syria after an attack on an aid convoy in Urum al-Kubra but has vowed to continue working ...

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