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A video being shared on twitter of a man slapping a park cleaner has caused outrage on social media.

A ship carrying hundreds of rescued migrants has finally been allowed to dock in Malta as eight EU countries agree to take them in.

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

<em>Fashion</em> retailer Benetton blasted for controversial ad picturing migrants

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Fashion retailer Benetton blasted for controversial ad picturing migrants

The Italian clothing giant has over the years often provoked controversy to generate publicity.

Khadija Mahamud

Islam's historic feminists have something to teach us

Comment: Women must be given the chance to shape their religious institutions, and Islam's historic feminist figures provide ample inspiration, writes Khadija Mahamud.

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Alleged 'FBI torturer' invited to UK parliament

A Britain-based advocacy group has slammed an invitation extended to an alleged FBI torturer to speak in the House of Lords.

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Yemen draft peace plan revealed to 'unite country'

A peace plan to end fighting in Yemen has been revealed by Reuters news agency, which could see the Houthis take part in a unified government.

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Saudi Arabia's model-less 'ghost fashion show' ridiculed online

Who needs models when you've got... drones? Model-less Saudi fashion show causes an online stir for replacing female flesh with flying ...

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Amal Awad

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for ...

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Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

Saudi women have taken to Twitter to slam Vogue for featuring a glamorous princess on its cover, but ignoring Riyadh's recent jailing of a ...

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

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Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

Anniesa Hasibuan has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted of cheating customers who booked packages to travel to the Muslim holy city ...

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

Ruqaya Izzidien

I don't need your suhoor makeover, MAC

Comment: MAC's 'glamorous suhoor' makeup advert exposes its complete lack of understanding of Muslims and Ramadan, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

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Turkey, Israel publicly humiliate envoys during diplomatic expulsions

A war-of-words between Turkey's Erdogan and Israel's Netanyahu has led to a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle between two countries with expelled ...

Sana Uqba

Mukhbaza: Yemeni chefs bring Aden's seashore to Sheffield

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we visit al-Diyafa, where an authentic Yemeni restaurant takes you ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

Why women in Kashmir are struggling with marriage

Sana Fazili

Why women in Kashmir are struggling with marriage

Society: From dowry demands to 'physical appearance requests', Sana Fazili speaks to women in Kashmir battling with maintaining their values ...

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US not looking to reopen Iran nuclear deal: envoy

An American nuclear non-proliferation envoy suggested that the US is not looking to reopen the Iran deal, but draft a supplemental agreement.

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ...

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Saudi Arabia sashays along its first Arab <em>Fashion</em> Week

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Saudi Arabia sashays along its first Arab Fashion Week

Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia - headlining Riyadh's first ever Arab Fashion Week, a women-only event that ...

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