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The United States on Sunday condemned the deadly attack on a military parade in Iran but said the country's clerical rulers needed to look at reasons for unrest.

More than two-thirds of voters cast their ballots in favour of a ban on face coverings widely understood as targeting Muslim women who wear a burqa.

Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

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Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

The National Liberation Front said they accepted the deal as other rebel factions objected or have not commented on the terms.

Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

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Italy releases Tunisian fishermen accused of smuggling migrants

Judges in Palermo ordered the immediate release of six Tunisian fishermen who were arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Pramod Acharya

Inside the Nepal-Gulf human trafficking nexus

Investigation: The slave trade for Nepalese women being trafficked to the Gulf has overtaken trafficking for India's sex trade, finds Pramod ...

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UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

All-Muslim prisons, enhanced screenings for migrants from 'Islamic countries' and a repeal of anti-discrimination laws signal UKIP's shift further to the far-right under new leader Gerard Batten

Usman Butt

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of ...

Muhammad Shehada

Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad ...

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Volkswagen denies US claims of pulling out of Iran

Despite remarks from the US ambassador, the German firm - who was set to start selling cars in Iran - said it had not reached a deal over US ...

Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

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Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

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Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter and son-in law, were driven away in an SUV as it was showered with rose petals in celebration.

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian ...

Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

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Thousands return to north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

The UN had warned that an all-out assault on the province where three million people live would trigger a humanitarian catastrophe and one of ...

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of ...

Cricklewood mosque attack: Muslim stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Florence Dixon

Cricklewood mosque attack: Muslim stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Witnesses of a Islamophobic car-ramming attack in northwest London on Tuesday night spoke of the bravery of Muslim stewards whose actions might ...

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Malaysia to formally charge Najib Razak with corruption

Malaysia's former prime minister will be formally charged with allegedly looting millions in state funds.

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Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

The 22-year-old Iraqi immigrant held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence in Germany last month was ...

CJ Werleman

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ ...

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam ...

Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

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Syria's warring parties welcome Russia-Turkey deal on Idlib

More than 500,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's war started in 2011 with the brutal repression of ...

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Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

Regeni, a graduate Cambridge University student who researched trade unions in Egypt, was 28 when he disappeared in Cairo on 25 January, 2016.

Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

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Russian plane disappears off Syria coast, following 'Israel strikes'

A Russian aircraft has gone missing off Latakia coast, following a series of Israeli air raids in Syria.

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic ...

Israel halts deportation of French-US academic detained at protest

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Israel halts deportation of French-US academic detained at protest

Romano was detained on Friday while taking part in a demonstration at the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem.

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