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Swedish researchers have discovered Arabic-language characters on Viking burial clothes, shedding light on the Muslim world's surprising links to the seafaring people.

Planning on watching a football game in Saudi Arabia? Better leave the pyjamas at home then...

British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

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British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

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Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Video: Dozens of YouTube viewers who left hateful comments on Dina Tokio's channel have come in for a whooping this week, and we are loving it.

This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

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This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

A religious cleric took the marriage debate in Egypt to new levels when he said parents should be able to marry girls off as young as one day old

Diana Alghoul

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a lawsuit filed in Britain.

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Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

What are more than two million pilgrims doing in this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage?

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Two 'cross dressing' Singaporeans to be deported from UAE

Two Singaporeans arrested for wearing women's clothes in an Abu Dhabi mall have had their prison sentences quashed and instead will be heavily ...

Diana Alghoul

'Man up and control your daughters,' says Egyptian campaign

Blog: Sexual predators attack their victims regardless of whether they are elderly or underage, but claim to be victims of their own ...

Qatar issues new law protecting domestic workers

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Qatar issues new law protecting domestic workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household ...

Dan Arel

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Comment: Even with empty gestures condemning white supremacy, these groups feel emboldened. For Muslims and other minorities, the damage has ...

Yemen rebels crucify man for rape, murder of four-year-old

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Yemen rebels crucify man for rape, murder of four-year-old

Yemenis gathered in the capital for the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a child; the second such death sentence carried out ...

Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

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Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

A video has emerged on Turkish social media of a bikini-clad woman praying on the seaside, sparking debate over her unorthodox act of piety.

Moroccan woman blamed after mob of men chased her

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Moroccan woman blamed after mob of men chased her

The video, lasting just 10 seconds, shows a clearly panicking woman in jeans and a t-shirt being chased by a large group of young men.

Iran arrests six 'for teaching Zumba'

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Iran arrests six 'for teaching Zumba'

Six charged with dancing and failing to wear proper hijab after posting clips on social media, say Revolutionary Guards.

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not fly in their 'revealing' attire.

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A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

Europe-based KA design has come under fire for trying to "rebrand" the swastika as an LGBT symbol meaning peace and love.

Brenda Stoter

How an Arab tribal leader saved a Yazidi family

In-depth: An ancient circumcision ritual bonded Nadine's family with that of a wealthy Arab, who sheltered them from the genocidal Islamic State ...

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Erdogan wants coup suspects to wear Guantanamo-style prison suits

Turkey’s president has announced clothing to be worn by defendants appearing in court for alleged involvement in last year’s failed ...

Father of Yemeni toddler rape victim describes perpetrator's execution

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Father of Yemeni toddler rape victim describes perpetrator's execution

Al-Maghrabi who was executed at 41 was being punished for kidnapping, raping and killing his neighbour’s three-year-old daughter Rana.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

The struggle for women's rights in the Middle East is by no means over, but the passionate and dedicated fight for equality and protection is ...

Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

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Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

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New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', ...

Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

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Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

Turkish women took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the animosity they face from men demanding they dress more ...

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