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In battle of celebration, Yemenis' delight in firing weapons has grown more chaotic over the past three years, write Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik.

A new amnesty report says Rohingya militants killed 53 Hindus Myanmar's Rakhine last August.

French court rejects Tariq Ramadan medical release request

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French court rejects Tariq Ramadan medical release request

Tariq Ramadan's lawyers have said that presumption of innocence for their client has been 'trampled underfoot' following a court's decision to keep him in pre-trial custody.

Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

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Three Saudi women's rights activists arrested as crackdown continues

Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

Lebanon hosts first <em>women</em>-only classic car rally

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Lebanon hosts first women-only classic car rally

Lebanon has hosted its first ever women-only classic car rally, with female drivers flying in from across the world for the occasion.

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Regime says Damascus 'completely secure', declares victory in capital

This marks the first time since the civil war began in 2011 that regime forces control the capital and all its suburbs.

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Detained Saudi women's rights activists 'could face death penalty'

Eight recently arrested Saudi women's rights advocates could face the death penalty for allegedly conspiring against the kingdom, pro-government ...

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Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they ...

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Thousands march in Morocco against US embassy in Jerusalem

Protesters chanted "Death to Israel" as they marched through the streets of Casablanca

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

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Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

Kurdish forces in Syria are rehabilitating dozens of child fighters recruited by IS, part of a "second chance policy" by the Kurdish Democratic ...

Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

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Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

A ceasefire agreement between IS and the Syrian regime was declared on Saturday, despite reports of the regime continuing their siege, resulting ...

Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

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Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

Just weeks ahead of lifting the driving ban, Saudi authorities have arrested prominent women's rights activists.

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh ...

Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

A number of leading Saudi human rights activists and academics have been arrested in the first day of Ramadan as Riyah authorities continue ...

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Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities.

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Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

'No chocolate?' Muslim women hit back at allegations that Islam is sexist because they cannot fast when they are on their period.

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Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Israeli icon Netta has attempted to brand her Eurovision win as a victory for diversity, but she has remained silent on the suffering of ...

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Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Ramadan series: It's been a long day of fasting and you are ready to feast. Food blogger Noorie shares some ideas on where to break your fast ...

Photoblog: First Ramadan taraweeh prayers around the world

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Photoblog: First Ramadan taraweeh prayers around the world

See in pictures: Worshippers from different countries perform their first taraweeh prayers on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan this ...

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Activists call for UAE to free 'captive' Dubai princess

Detained in Dubai campaigners held a demonstration outside the UAE embassy in London on Tuesday, demanding information on Dubai's 'captive ...

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

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Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

In-depth: Militant groups are proving attractive even to middle classes, as India intensifies its crackdown in Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef ...

Sudan police flog woman for 'marrying without father's consent'

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Sudan police flog woman for 'marrying without father's consent'

A Sudanese woman was reportedly lashed 75 times by police in Omdurman for marrying without the consent of her father.

Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say

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Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say

The start of Ramadan varies somewhat among Muslim majority countries, as moon sighting is used to determine when the holy month begins.

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