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Following the strongly worded condemnation by the US secretary of state who described the Burmese army's crackdown as 'ethnic cleansing', Washington fears potential unrest.

Iraq's parliament has dropped proposed amendments to the Personal Status Law which would have lowered the minimum marriage age for Muslim girls, the UK embassy in Baghdad said.

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

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US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Rohingya that amount to "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim minority.

The 'mufti marriage law' and child brides in Turkey

Ylenia Gostoli

The 'mufti marriage law' and child brides in Turkey

In-depth: Changes to Turkey's marriage laws may only make underage marriage rates - linked to rising illiteracy rates - rise even higher, writes ...

Nelly's 'male only concert' in Saudi Arabia sparks debate

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Nelly's 'male only concert' in Saudi Arabia sparks debate

The male only concert, due to take place on December 14 with Algerian Rai singer Cheb Khaled has caused quite a debate on social media...

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Jeddah's submerged streets no problem for this Saudi thrill-seeker

A Saudi woman has been caught on video taking a daredevil approach to navigating the flooded streets of Jeddah.

Austin Bodetti

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Analysis: The United States has spent countless man hours working to counter Islamic State's online presence - but has neglected to do the same ...

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Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

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Bosnia's 'eternal refugees' await historic Mladic verdict

Nearly 9,000 Bosnian citizens still live in 156 refugee camps across the country after fleeing the brutal 1992-1995 war that killed over 100,000 ...

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a ...

Gehad Quisay

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under ...

Five things Arab men need to stop saying

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Five things Arab men need to stop saying

Palestinian vlogger Laila Hzaineh's video of how Arab men really should think before speaking has gone viral

Ofsted to quiz Muslim schoolgirls why they wear hijab

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Ofsted to quiz Muslim schoolgirls why they wear hijab

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

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

Ruqaya Izzidien

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

Comment: Ofsted's move is not about equality for Muslim girls, but policing brown bodies; ensuring we can control Muslims in Britain, writes ...

Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

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Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

Around 300 wives and children of foreign IS militants captured in Mosul will be returned to their home countries, a senior Iraqi official said ...

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

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Morocco food stampede kills and injures many

At least 15 Moroccans have been killed and others injured during a stampede in a southern village when volunteers handed out food aid.

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

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Saudi Arabia 'a threat' to Lebanon: former UK FM

Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said Saudi Arabia could be a threat to Lebanon should calmer heads not prevail in the kingdom, during ...

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

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Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia has died aged 77, leading to deep sadness in the Arab world at the loss of a fashion legend.

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

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TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

TIME has listed a sports hijab by Nike as one of the year's top 25 inventions, but Twitter users could not see how the $35 scarf was anything ...

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