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Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Shapark Shajarizadeh posted on her personal website that she had been jailed for 'opposing the compulsory hijab' and 'waving a white flag of peace in the street'.

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

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.

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Suspect in court over 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter

Anonymous letters encouraging points-scoring attacks against Muslims were sent to addresses around the UK.

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Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

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.

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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 ...

Lindsay Lohan stakes claim to 'Lebanon' after Dubai deal

The New Arab

Lindsay Lohan stakes claim to 'Lebanon' after Dubai deal

As well as designing her own UAE off-shore haven, the star is making designs to Dubai's 'Lebanon' island for her luxury getaway empire.

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats ...

Liverpool mum beaten unconscious in Islamophobic attack

The New Arab

Liverpool mum beaten unconscious in Islamophobic attack

'Go back to your country,' Kellie Cooke said to the mother of four before beating her unconscious at a McDonald's restaurant in Liverpool.

Saudi prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

The New Arab

Saudi prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

A Saudi prince has ordered that private sector workers must wear traditional clothing to "strengthen national identity", despite a modernisation ...

Muslim nurse stabbed in Texas roadside attack

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Muslim nurse stabbed in Texas roadside attack

Police in Texas announced a reward after a 25-year-old Muslim woman was stabbed by a white man, in what has been described as an Islamophobic ...

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Malia Bouattia

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Comment: The issue of Islamophobia is structural; embedded in the UK's foreign and domestic policy, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Austria proposes hijab ban for girls under 10

Austria's Education Minister conceded the plan to ban the hijab in kindergarten and primary schools was "symbolic".

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UK Muslims stand together after vile #PunishAMuslimDay attempt

While some Muslims have brushed it off as a mere joke, others awoke on 'Punish a Muslim Day' on Tuesday with genuine fears, calling on fellow ...

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Young Muslim woman attacked in US hospital

A man has been arrested and charged with assault for punching the head of hijab-wearing Muslim woman in an unprovoked attack, local ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Roma school reopens 14 years after destruction

Over a decade after its destruction at the hands of arms Islamists, a village school for Iraqi Roma children has reopened.

Abayas not mandatory for women, says Saudi crown prince

The New Arab

Abayas not mandatory for women, says Saudi crown prince

Saudi women do not have to wear the traditional abaya gown and hijab headscarf, Riyadh's powerful crown prince has claimed, ahead of a ...

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Four UK Muslim MPs sent suspicious packages since Monday

Four Muslim Labour MPs have received suspicious packages since Monday just days after a hate letter was circulated across the United Kingdom ...

Women's 'Conscience Convoy' masses on Syria border

Charlie Faulkner

Women's 'Conscience Convoy' masses on Syria border

Thousands of women from around the globe have gathered on the Turkish border in a united call for the release of all women subjected to brutal ...

Panic as suspicious package sent to British Muslim MP

The New Arab

Panic as suspicious package sent to British Muslim MP

Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution on Monday after a "suspicious package" was sent to the office of Muslim Labour MP Mohammad ...

UK police investigate vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter UK police investigate vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter

Diana Alghoul

UK police investigate vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter

UK police are investigating after a 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter was circulated calling for attacks against Muslims and mosques.

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