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Days ahead of the end of the driving ban, two more women's rights campaigners have been arrested.

Reclusive Turkmenistan has appeared to be cracking down on polygamous relationships, with the parliament issuing new legislation against the practice in the majority-Muslim ex-Soviet republic.

Five people die and scores rescued off Libya

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Five people die and scores rescued off Libya

More than a hundred people were rescued while five died after a boat carrying refugees sank off the Libya coast.

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Marcus Montgomery

Five things to watch for in the midterm primaries

Comment: With 24 more state primaries and five months left before the midterm elections, Marcus Montgomery takes a look at the Trump faithfuls ...

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Feature: A Palestinian craftsman is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot by Israeli forces at ...

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'Nude' circus dancers spark anger in conservative Saudi Arabia

Footage of scantily clad circus entertainers performing in Saudi Arabia during the Eid al-Fitr holiday has sparked controversy in the ultra conservative kingdom.

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which ...

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European IS fighters traded back to terror group: report

Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have reportedly released IS fighters in exchange for Kurdish prisoners.

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 ...

Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

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Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

Jordan's new cabinet is made up of technocrats and a record number of women, focusing on pocket book issues for everyday Jordanians.

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US calls on Iran to release human rights lawyer

Human rights lawyer Nisrin Sotoudeh was jailed after she represented women protesting the mandatory headscarf law in Iran.

HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

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HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the ...

Shipwrecked Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

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Shipwrecked Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

Scores of Rohingya refugees have landed back in Myanmar after an abortive attempt to flee to Malaysia by sea.

Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested: husband

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Iran's renowned rights lawyer Sotoudeh arrested: husband

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the few outspoken advocates for human rights in Iran, recently represented several women arrested for ...

Palestinian forces break up Ramallah protest over Gaza

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Palestinian forces break up Ramallah protest over Gaza

Hundreds of protesters demonstrating against Palestinian punitive measures against Hamas-run Gaza were dispersed by Palestinian authorities on ...

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

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Italy anger after France slams Rome over stranded migrants

Tensions between France and Italy have flared after Paris criticised Rome's decision to refuse entry to the migrants stranded at sea.

Francesca Mannocchi

The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

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MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

Refugees must endure another four days before reaching land, after Italy and Malta refused to let the rescue ship dock.

James Snell

Raqqa's rapid 'liberation' was flawed from the outset

Comment: A quick liberation of Raqqa was the coalition's sole aim, and it was pursued insensibly and destructively, writes James Snell.

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever <em>women</em> border guards

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Saudi Arabia to recruit first ever women border guards

The recruitment announcement is part of a wave of reforms granting women basic human rights in order to bring the kingdom into the 21st ...

Hundreds of Mediterranean migrants stranded amid MSF ship 'standoff'

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Hundreds of Mediterranean migrants stranded amid MSF ship 'standoff'

Italy and Malta have refused to allow a Doctors Without Borders rescue ship carrying 629 migrants to use their ports.

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