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A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by IS killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a Sunday service, just over a week before Christmas.

More than eight people were killed and 30 injured when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a Sunday service just days before Christmas.

Suicide of Egyptian mother with HIV highlights health crisis

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Suicide of Egyptian mother with HIV highlights health crisis

The tragic death of a young mother with HIV brings to light the woefully inadequate response and crushing societal stigma of the alarming HIV/AIDS epidemic in Egypt.

Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 'extreme poverty'

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Over half Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 'extreme poverty'

Over the last six years of the war, the refugee population has sunk further into debt and poverty with 58% of households now living in extreme ...

Nigeria troops arrest over 400 Boko Haram fighters

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Nigeria troops arrest over 400 Boko Haram fighters

Among those arrested were 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67 women and 173 children.

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Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

Migrants attempting to reach Italy have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard, amid furore over plans to increase the Libyans' responsibility for migrant rescue operations.

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Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

Photos from Eastern Ghouta show children gaunt with hunger, their skin wrinkled and aged. Mothers are not producing milk and people are ...

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Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has ...

Amal Awad

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be ...

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

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MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, ...

Hossam Abouzahr

Does teaching dialects hurt Modern Standard Arabic?

Comment: Given that dialects and Modern Standard Arabic currently coexist, how should we best teach Arabic in schools and beyond? asks Hossam ...

Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

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Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

A new documentary will follow Banksy and Danny Boyle's attempt to put together an unorthodox nativity play set in Jesus' birthplace, which aims ...

South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Civilians desperate for ceasefire in Yemen

Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which ...

What does it mean to be a Muslim-American today?

Oumaya Al Baker

What does it mean to be a Muslim-American today?

Despite growing far-right rhetoric, social media provides an opportunity today for Muslim American youth to navigate the murky waters of ...

Richard Salamé

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Analysis: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed, writes Richard Salamé.

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Erdogan says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US a 'partner to bloodshed' on Monday after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as ...

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

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Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US ...

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

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Islamic State re-enters Syria's Idlib after clashes

After several days of clashes, IS recaptures villages in Syria's Idlib province, four years after they were first expelled, as Russian ...

Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

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Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

Turkey's Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem and has called a summit of ...

Saudi coalition airstrikes 'kill dozens' in northern Yemen

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Saudi coalition airstrikes 'kill dozens' in northern Yemen

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed more than 23 civilians in the country's north on Friday, Yemeni officials said, as the kingdom intensifies ...

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Saturday, health officials in the besieged territory said, following ...

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