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Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of western Kabul on Wednesday.

Israel's Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett criticises Hamas truce

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Israel's Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett criticises Hamas truce

A key partner in the Israeli leader's coalition said that his party would oppose any agreement put forward for a long term truce with Hamas

'Oppressing Uighur Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

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'Oppressing Uighur Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is ...

Morocco provides 'Safe Spaces' for youth

Julia Payne

Morocco provides 'Safe Spaces' for youth

Like much of the Arab world, Moroccan youth are concerned with rising unemployment and failing education systems. A new forum for ...

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UAE lodges memo denying racial discrimination against Qataris

The UAE has lodged a memo insisting it did not racially discriminate against Qataris after it joined the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar in 2017.

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Morocco's Jewish leader dies in Jerusalem

Israeli media outlets have reported that Morocco's chief rabbi has passed away in Jerusalem at the age of 90.

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Iraqi PM refers ex-ministers to corruption investigation

Three former education ministers are thought to be among those referred to a corruption probe by Iraq's prime minister, in a bid to ...

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Saudi Arabia to relocate Canada-based students, following diplomatic spat

Thousands of Saudi students in Canada will be relocated to other countries after Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Ottawa.

Kushner 'pressured Jordan' to strip Palestinians of refugee status

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Kushner 'pressured Jordan' to strip Palestinians of refugee status

US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly pressured Jordan to strip more than two million Palestinians ...

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Turkey 'turns blind eye' to rebel abuses in Afrin

Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of ...

Morocco king sacks economy minister amid unrest

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Morocco king sacks economy minister amid unrest

Protests have rocked the North African country since 2016, particularly in the underdeveloped Rif region.

Tomb-raiders: Medical students fuel grave-robbing in hunt for cadavers

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Tomb-raiders: Medical students fuel grave-robbing in hunt for cadavers

Egyptian medical students in Egypt are buying newly buried corpses from 'charity graves' after a shortage of training resources in universities.

Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems

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Morocco king urges 'urgent action' on social problems

Morocco is marked by glaring social and territorial inequalities, against a backdrop of high unemployment among young people.

German Islamic State '<em>education</em> minister' confirmed dead

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German Islamic State 'education minister' confirmed dead

The Islamic State militant group's education minister has been confirmed dead by German authorities, whom he once clashed with over ...

Malia Bouattia

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Comment: As Muslim women we are held up as examples as long as our resistance is considered acceptable, and not a threat, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Netanyahu holds talks with Druze over nation state law

Members of Israel's 130,000-strong Druze community - who serve in the police and military - have been among those strongly denouncing the ...

Muhammad Shehada

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Comment: Gaza is a resilient and vibrant community that is poised to flourish. It's time to lift the blockade, writes Muhammad Shehada.

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Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the country's 1.4 ...

UNRWA says to axe 250 jobs after US cuts

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UNRWA says to axe 250 jobs after US cuts

In total, 154 employees in the occupied West Bank and 113 in the Gaza Strip will be let go

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US wants to 'build momentum' for Gulf crisis summit

US charge d'affaires to Qatar, Ryan Gliha said his country wants to ”build momentum towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

US blasts Arabs for 'not doing enough for Palestinians'

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US blasts Arabs for 'not doing enough for Palestinians'

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Middle Eastern countries for not doing enough to help Palestinians.

How blockchain is transforming the lives of refugees

Joseph Thompson

How blockchain is transforming the lives of refugees

Comment: Blockchain can provide the much-needed solution to the refugee identification crisis, writes Joseph Thompson.

UN court orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens' rights

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UN court orders UAE to protect Qatari citizens' rights

Qatar filed a case at the International Court of Justice in June, accusing the UAE of human rights violations for expelling Qataris and closing ...

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