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Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and mosques, we will change their minds, writes Malia Bouattia.

British school watchdog Ofsted will question Muslim schoolgirls as young as four on why they wear the headscarf

 Saudi-backed Salafism: A Security Challenge for India?

Umer Beigh

Saudi-backed Salafism: A Security Challenge for India?

Analysis: The Indian government has banned a number of Saudi-linked clerics, yet the amount of foreign money funding Indian schools and universities continues to grow, writes Umer Beigh.

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

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Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

Two Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank are under threat of demolition, the Norwegian Refugee Council reported, after an Israeli court ...

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, writes Tom Charles.

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Tears and dabke as Palestinian grandmother completes PhD

Abu Esbaa's thesis was entitled 'the role of Palestinian women in the struggle in the quarter century between the first intifada and 2012'.

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Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia 'within days' to seek a settlement with ...

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'Sisi's balls': Egypt cracks down on popular children's toy

Egyptian police have launched a crackdown on street vendors selling a popular children's toy which authorities have deemed insulting to the ...

Hollywood stars hold fundraiser for US taxpayer-funded Israeli military

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Hollywood stars hold fundraiser for US taxpayer-funded Israeli military

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban chaired his annual gala dinner in Los Angeles on Thursday, raising $53.8 million for the Israeli ...

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Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan disputes fresh misconduct claims

Tariq Ramadan on Monday rejected new allegations of sexual misconduct with minors and vowed legal action over the claims reported by the Tribune ...

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

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Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

The first batch of graduates in women's studies collected their degrees from Kabul University on Sunday, the country's first higher ...

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against ...

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

Yemen's students face another uncertain new school year

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's students face another uncertain new school year

In-depth: A year after its government stopped paying public sector salaries, the Yemen's schooling system remains in a seemingly perpetual state ...

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Morocco ministers fired over Rif development delays

King Mohammed VI sacks government ministers after an audit revealed that development projects in the Rif region are behind schedule.

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Riyadh commits $20bn to US-managed development fund

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund said it has committed to the $20bn it pledged to a $40bn fund launched by US private equity firm Blackstone

Malia Bouattia

Corbyn's Labour must move beyond its manifesto

Comment: The Labour Party's 2017 Manifesto was rooted in social justice, but its now up to grassroots communities to strengthen the foundations ...

Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group

UK lawmakers call out 'humanitarian crisis' in Gaza

Comment: An open letter from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group to the UK's Minister for International Development, expressing ...

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

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PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

The PLO has warned that the US faces international isolation due to its decision to withdraw from the UN's cultural association UNESCO over its ...

Stolen <em>education</em>: Yemen's classrooms empty on first school day

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Stolen education: Yemen's classrooms empty on first school day

Yemen's classrooms remained largely empty in rebel-held cities, including the capital on Sunday, as teachers who have not been paid continued to ...

Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

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Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish of Moroccan origin, will face the difficult task of trying to persuade the United States and Israel to remain as ...

UK court rules Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

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UK court rules Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful

Three British judges on Friday ruled that an Islamic faith school in Britain was guilty of sex discrimination for segregating boys and girls.

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