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Career foreign fighters fuel conflict in the Middle East

Thousands of foreign fighters have returned to their home countries after fighting with terror groups. But those who stay behind...

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Women's rights in Islam: Fighting for equality before the law

In countries that practice Islamic law, legal reforms to advance the status of women tend to fail due to hard-liners...

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Coronavirus stifles Eid al-Fitr celebrations

As the Muslim world prepares to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Islam’s holiest month, many of the faithful...

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Turkey-United Arab Emirates rivalry turns rancorous

Turkish officials were angered when the UAE weighed into the tussle for rights to gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean...

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Hungary illegally held asylum seekers, ECJ rules

The EU’s highest court has ruled that Hungarian authorities circumvented EU law by holding Afghan and Iranian asylum seekers in...

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Yemen: Child bride's marriage overturned, but cases rise

An extraordinary case of child marriage in Yemen has highlighted the rising number of forced, underage weddings. In rare instances,...

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Iran earthquake rocks capital, kills one

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted Iran’s capital, Tehran, and nearby areas in the early hours of Friday, forcing many people to flee buildings....

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Syria: Major schism over control emerges within Assad family

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf has publicly hit out at Assad’s seizure of his businesses, exposing a rift in the elite’s...

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IS takes advantage of coronavirus to ramp up attacks in Iraq, Syria

The “Islamic State” has taken advantage of a nationwide lockdown and withdrawal of US-led coalition troops to ramp up attacks....

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Iran condemns German ban on Hezbollah, warns of consequences

A day after Germany designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization, Iran has “strongly condemned” the move and threatened Germany with consequences....

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Deadly blast targets soldiers in Sinai, Egypt

An attack targeting soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula has caused 10 casualties, an army spokesman said. No group has claimed...

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Syria fuel truck blast kills dozens in Afrin

At least 46 people were killed by a fuel truck blast in northern Syria on Tuesday. The explosion took place...

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Coronavirus shakes Saudi state's foundations

More than elsewhere, the coronavirus outbreak has put Saudi Arabia’s vision for the future in jeopardy. The collapse in oil...

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How the coronavirus has altered Iranians' view of faith

The Iranian government’s handling of the COVID-19 health crisis is contradictory, as the statements of the mullahs are fueled by...

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