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Social media users slammed Iranian state television for airing a film showing social media users being upbraided for allegedly promoting dance online.

Comment: What will Britain's new foreign secretary mean for Palestinians? CJ Werleman explores.

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Europe hosting high-level meeting to rescue Iran nuclear deal

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Europe hosting high-level meeting to rescue Iran nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has demanded Europe provide a number of economic guarantees in order for Tehran to continue its commitment.

Iran's Rouhani heads to Europe to rescue nuclear deal

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Iran's Rouhani heads to Europe to rescue nuclear deal

The Iranian president left Tehran on an early afternoon flight and was due to land in Zurich in the mid-afternoon, Iranian state media reported.

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's hard right Supreme Court puts Arab-Americans at risk

Comment: This SCOTUS term has taught us the court is willing to provide a great deal of deference to the president under the guise of national security, writes Marcus Montgomery.

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'We hear you,' Pompeo tells Iran protesters

Mike Pompeo sent a message of support on Wednesday to Iranians partaking in anti-government protests and strikes.

The New Arab

Trump's Supreme Court pick spreads insecurity, fear among Muslims

US progressives and liberals brace themselves as President Donald Trump prepares to appoint a second Supreme Court justice.

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Iran MPs demand Rouhani replace his economic team

187 lawmakers wrote to President Hassan Rouhani demanding urgent action to bring 'dynamism' to the Iranian economy as the rial continues to ...

Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male ...

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

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Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

Rights groups criticised the execution and death penalty, noting Iran's courts declined to hear eyewitnesses that could have exonerated Mohammad ...

Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular has slammed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for hosting a WWE wrestling match in Jeddah.

Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against reforms, such as allowing women to drive.

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Muslim Council of Britain slams Conservatives' 'weekly Islamophobia'

The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the Conservative Party to launch an inquiry after Islamophobic comments from some members.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Comment: The Islamic Left may have ended up more Islamic and less leftist, but intellectuals' leftist utopia has long been abandoned even in the ...

The New Arab

US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

US threats against Iran will only encourage hardliners, warns French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Khaled Diab

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic ...

Canada's Trudeau calls for inquiry into Gaza massacre

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Canada's Trudeau calls for inquiry into Gaza massacre

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an 'independent investigation' into the killing of 61 Palestinians by the Israeli army ...

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Iran media divided on Trump withdrawal from nuclear deal

Iran's press was divided over whether Tehran should be patient or withdraw itself from the 2015 nuclear agreement, after Trump announced the US ...

Scrapping nuclear deal 'weakens moderates, emboldens hardliners' in Iran

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Scrapping nuclear deal 'weakens moderates, emboldens hardliners' in Iran

Iran's President Rouhani staked his legacy on efforts to end decades of tension with the West. With the landmark nuclear deal unravelling, what ...

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

The New Arab & agencies

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iran has warned the US against quitting the Iran deal.

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it ...

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