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Syrian and Russian aircraft have killed more than 500 residents of the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta this week, many of them children.

Two suspects, one armed, have been arrested in Israel following threats against a march calling for the rights of African migrant workers to be respected.

Marathon men: Saudi Arabia hosts male-only international running competition Marathon men: Saudi Arabia hosts male-only international running competition

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Marathon men: Saudi Arabia hosts male-only international running competition

Saudi Arabia has hosted its first international marathon in the capital Riyadh but only allowed men to participate in the competition.

Muslim <em>women</em>, mosques and repression

Malia Bouattia

Muslim women, mosques and repression

Comment: Remaining on the surface levels of the discussion around discrimination faced by Muslim women risks jumping all too easily to ...

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Anthony Harwood

Show Saudi Arabia and the UAE the red card

Comment: Political interference in football is unnecessary and unacceptable, and it's time FIFA gets tough, writes Anthony Harwood.

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Saudi Arabia amends law for women seeking divorce

Saudi Arabia has removed the "house of obedience" article in the marriage law which forces a wife to return to the marital home against her will.

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Video showing Iran policeman shoving headscarf protester sparks outrage

A video showing a woman protesting the mandatory headscarf being met with a heavy-handed response by police has caused a social media storm.

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

Raya al-Jadir

Refutrees: Re-sowing Palestine's farming tradition among its refugee population

Seeking to inspire environmental movements to reform the current trajectory of Palestinian waste, and poor management of resources, Refutrees is ...

African migrants expelled from Israel begin hunger strike

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African migrants expelled from Israel begin hunger strike

African migrants in Israel begin hunger strike as thousands face imprisonment or deportation.

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia arrests 50 migrants headed for Europe

Fifty teenagers attempting to flee Tunisia for Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

Over 110 schoolgirls feared kidnapped after Boko Haram attack

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Over 110 schoolgirls feared kidnapped after Boko Haram attack

Locals fear militant group Boko Haram have abducted over 100 girls after attacking a school in northeastern Nigeria.

Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': Erdogan

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Turkey should bring back 'adultery law': Erdogan

Turkey should reconsider criminalising adultery, said Erdogan, after previous attempts to introduce it were met with Turkish and global outrage.

Schoolgirls feared missing after new Boko Haram attack

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Schoolgirls feared missing after new Boko Haram attack

Students of a secondary school in northeast Nigeria are feared missing after Boko Haram militants stormed the building.

Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

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Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sharp decline in 'illegal migrants' entering EU in 2017

The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday.

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

'Children are dying by the hour': Aid groups warn of unprecedented levels of bombardment in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

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Jordan amends decision banning over-60s from cancer centre

The Jordanian government has made amendments to a new decision banning cancer patients over the age of 60 from receiving treatment at the King ...

Syrians deserve justice in all its forms

Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic

Syrians deserve justice in all its forms

Comment: Perpetrators of war crimes in Syria must not be given amnesty, writes the UNHRC Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the ...

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Kuwait invites Filipino President Duterte amid workers' abuse row

Kuwait's Deputy FM has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit after taking a stand against the way Filipino workers are allegedly ...

Internet frenzy as Theresa May dons hijab for #VisitMyMosqueDay

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Internet frenzy as Theresa May dons hijab for #VisitMyMosqueDay

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wore a hijab when visiting a mosque on Visit My Mosque Day, sparking some controversy (and conspiracy theories) on ...

Lindsay Lohan boosts 'trend-setting' London Modest Fashion Week

Sophia Akram

Lindsay Lohan boosts 'trend-setting' London Modest Fashion Week

In its second edition, the world's foremost modest fashion event appeals to new audiences beyond modest clothing customers with a message of ...

Facebook hires its first Saudi female employee

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Facebook hires its first Saudi female employee

Samar Abdul Mohsen al-Sultan will be taking up a role at Facebook advising businesses on how to utilise the networking site to maximise their ...

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