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‘Rebel’ Saudi Arabia woman who posted photo without head scarf is arrested

Malak al-Shehri’s tweet defying Saudi dress code caused backlash, with many people calling for her to be executed, but supporters comparing her to Rosa Parks Saudi Arabia imposes a strict dress code on women in public. Photograph: Alamy Mazin Sidahmed Saudi police have arrested a young woman who tweeted a picture of herself outdoors without the body-length robes and head …

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Terror attack in Istanbul claims 29 lives

At least 29 people, including 27 police officers, were killed in two separate bomb attacks in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the country’s interior minister said early Sunday. Two police chiefs were among the deceased, while at least 166 people were injured, Suleyman Soylu told reporters in Istanbul. Ten suspects have been detained as part of ongoing probe, he added. Health Minister Recep …

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Donald Trump and the Palestinian State

Donald Trump’s election victory was a real shock, not only for decision-makers in every single capital in the world, but also for experts and observers who saw nothing but a win for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton. Shortly after his victory, Trump announced his readiness to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Israeli officials weren’t shy about saying …

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20 Million Muslims March Against ISIS and The Mainstream Media Completely Ignores It

In one of the largest organized marches in the history of the world, tens of millions of Shia Muslims made an incredibly heartening statement, by risking their lives to travel through war-stricken areas to openly defy ISIS. This massive event that would have undoubtedly helped to ease tensions in the West was almost entirely ignored by corporate media. Women, men, …

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Muslims, Christians, Jews raise call to prayer together in Nablus

Nablus residents recite the Islamic call to prayer in protest of the Israeli law which banned the call in Jerusalem on November 2016 [safa.ps] Protesting against the Israeli ban on the Muslim call to prayer, hundreds of Muslims, Christians and Jewish Sumerians yesterday raised the Muslim call to prayer together in Nablus’ main square, the Safa news agency reported. Residents, …

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TERRORISTS SHOOT PROTESTER CIVILIANS DEAD IN ALEPPO: 27 KILLED, 40 WOUNDED (VIDEO)

Militants opened fire on civilians, who were protesting against ‘local council’ of terrorists in the eastern district of Aleppo city. Despite terror of militants, residents of the eastern districts of Aleppo do not stop their protests and attempts to break into safe areas of the city, the TASS news agency reported, citing spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General …

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Jordan slams Israeli ban on call to prayer in Jerusalem

Jordan’s Ministry of Religious Endowments has slammed Israel’s proposed ban on the call to prayer in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem. The ministry described the law as “false,” Petra news agency reported. “Any decision on Jerusalem’s holy shrines by the Israeli occupation authority, including a proposed ban on the call to prayer, is false and insignificant,” said Abdullah Al-Abadi, …

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Saudi court upholds blogger’s 10 years and 1,000 lashes

Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment on blogger Raif Badawi, despite a foreign outcry. Raif Badawi’s family have warned he could die if the 1,000 lashes are carried out Speaking from Canada, his wife Ensaf Haidar told the BBC she feared his punishment would start again on Friday. Badawi was …

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Turkey gives the West a lesson in democracy

As the dust settles over Turkey’s 25th parliamentary elections, Western powers are busy scrambling to work out if the results will work in their favour. Since the collapse of the Arab Spring and the military coup in Egypt, it has become increasingly clear that some countries in Europe and their allies across the Atlantic may advocate democracy at home but …

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Four million Burmese entitled to get iqama

Four million Burmese residents in the Kingdom are now entitled to obtain an ‘iqama,’ turning many of their dreams of long-term residence and stability in the Kingdom into a reality. Sheikh of the Burmese community in Makkah, Abu Alshamaa Abdulmajeed, said a large number of Burmese citizens have been living in the Kingdom for more than 70 years, arriving here …

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