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Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls the devastation she witnessed.

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately trying to eradicate Islam from the area.

Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

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Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

Authorities are clamping down on the part of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, days before elections are due to take place in Pakistan.

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

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Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey marked the second anniversary of a failed coup attempt.

Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

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Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

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Saudi authorities arrest top cleric in crackdown on dissent

Safar al-Hawali and his three sons were detained days after his book 'Muslims and Western Civilisation' was released, prompting fears of a fresh crackdown on dissent.

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Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

Amnesty International says Iran's use of corporal punishment shows "a shocking disregard for basic humanity".

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Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

A Turkish court handed the suspects life prison terms over the deaths of 41 people on an Istanbul bridge during the 2016 coup attempt.

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Protests gear up to greet Trump on UK visit

The US President lands in Britain on Thursday as part of a four-day state visit, widely opposed by campaigners against his hardline policies.

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

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Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and ...

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Park cleaner slapping video outrages Saudi netizens

A video being shared on twitter of a man slapping a park cleaner has caused outrage on social media.

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

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Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Turkey arrests <em>Muslim</em> televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

Egypt planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

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Egypt planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

Despite a severe austerity drive, Egypt wants to become the second African country to host the international football tournament.

Iran film on 'evils of dancing online' sparks controversy

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Iran film on 'evils of dancing online' sparks controversy

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

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are allowed, write Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik.

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US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as ...

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India upholds Taj Mahal Muslim prayer ban for non-locals

The ban however does not apply to local Muslim residents of the city of Agra in which the edifice is located.

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

Egyptian court orders release of news editor

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Egyptian court orders release of news editor

The Masr al-Arabia website was shuttered upon Adel Sabri's arrest in April, a day after authorities announced that President Abdel-Fattah ...

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Crowd attacks London home of former Pakistan prime minister

An angry crowd has attacked the London home of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar over Rohingya massacre reporting

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Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar over Rohingya massacre reporting

Reuters pair face a maximum of 14 years in prison after being charged with breaking a colonial-era act in Myanmar.

Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

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Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

Israel may tighten restrictions on Turkey's international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, in a bid to counter Erdogan's ...

Erdogan decree dismisses tens of thousands of state employees

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Erdogan decree dismisses tens of thousands of state employees

Turkish authorities have called for the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees.

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