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Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three years of the group's occupation.

Comment: India has traditionally been an ardent advocate of Palestinian rights. It must not allow closer ties with Israel to endanger this, writes Fazzur Rahman.

UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

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UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

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Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

Iraq's Yazidi community have celebrated the restoration of a temple in Bashiqa, one of 68 temples destroyed by Islamic State militants.

Man cuts Canadian schoolgirl's hijab in 'cowardly' attack

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Man cuts Canadian schoolgirl's hijab in 'cowardly' attack

A Canadian 11-year-old has told police a man cut her hijab with scissors while she was on her way to school, as the country continues to tackle ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered their homeland for centuries, writes Austin Bodetti.

Steven Salaita

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Comment: The lack of outrage over Seinfeld's outing to a fantasy Israeli army training camp reveals much about the US state monopoly on ...

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Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

Diphtheria had been all but eradicated in Bangladesh until last year, when more than 650,000 Rohingya poured across the border fleeing a bloody ...

Andrew Leber

Overcoming Trump's racism requires building a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Andrew Leber

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

Laura Cappon

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Mohammad Hamadi, an opponent of Assad's father, now spends his days explaining the connections between Catholicism and Islam, reports Laura ...

'Kill them all': Briton faces jail for Islamophobic rant

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'Kill them all': Briton faces jail for Islamophobic rant

Andrew Littlefair, who faces a minimum of 12 months imprisonment for a chilling Islamophobic rant posted onto his Facebook page, dismissed his ...

Steve Bannon quits Breitbart after explosive Trump book

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Steve Bannon quits Breitbart after explosive Trump book

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon is out of far-right website Breitbart, after an explosive on the president was released.

Greece makes sharia law optional for Muslim minority

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Greece makes sharia law optional for Muslim minority

The Greek parliament on Tuesday made the practice of Islamic sharia law in family disputes optional for the country's Muslim minority, changing ...

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Sam Hamad

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes ...

Karim Traboulsi

Biblical disaster? Prophet Noah had an app for that

Need to get a cellphone for your Bronze Age ark? We Noah guy you can ask...

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Twitter blocks German lawmaker's account after anti-Muslim tweet

A German lawmaker's Twitter account was suspended for a few hours after she tweeted against "barbaric, group-raping" Muslim men

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Bahrain urges citizens against travel to Iran

Bahrain warned its citizens not to travel to Iran "under any circumstances" as the Islamic Republic continued to crackdown on nationwide ...

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Gunman kills two Egyptian Christians at liquor store

Two Egyptian Copts were shot dead early on Monday, in the latest targeting of the country's Christian minority by radical Islamists.

South Africa must move beyond symbolic support for Palestine

Suraya Dadoo

South Africa must move beyond symbolic support for Palestine

Comment: If the ANC is to have meaningful solidarity with Palestine, it must leave 'dialogue' aside, and isolate Israeli apartheid, writes ...

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Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb 'act of terror,' says Putin

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin has called Wednesday's bomb blast at a Saint Petersburg supermarket an 'act of terror' after 13 people were ...

UAE 'will not allow Turkey to lead Arab world'

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UAE 'will not allow Turkey to lead Arab world'

Tensions continue between Turkey and the UAE as the Emirati minister sent out a tweet saying that the Arab world would not be led by Turkey

<em>Muslims</em> are not your 'cup of tea' this Christmas

Ruqaya Izzidien

Muslims are not your 'cup of tea' this Christmas

This Christmas will see the first advert with the aim of challenging the misconception that Muslims are anti-Christmas, but there's ...

Mosul celebrates its first Christmas since IS defeat

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Mosul celebrates its first Christmas since IS defeat

For the first time in four years, Christians in Mosul celebrate their first Christmas in the city once ravaged by the Islamic State group.

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