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Indonesia university revokes niqab ban after criticism

An Indonesian university whose ban on niqab face veils made global headlines has reversed the policy following criticism that it trampled on personal choice. Sunan...

Tunisia TV threatens football blackout after violence

Tunisia's public TV channel Wataniya threatened on Monday to stop broadcasting football matches after two of its journalists were wounded during weekend unrest. Fans of...

Tunisian women march for equal inheritance rights

Tunisian women have demonstrated to demand equal inheritance rights, amid national debate over the issue that has reverberated around the Muslim world. Under a heavy...

Qatar World Cup labourers worked up to 148 days in a row: report

Migrant labourers in Qatar have worked up to 148 days in a row, a report into conditions faced by workers building stadiums for the...

Israel puts Australia paedophile suspect under house arrest

A Jerusalem court on Wednesday ordered house arrest for an Israeli woman sought by Australia over accusations of sexually abusing schoolgirls under her...

Egypt calls up UAE-based striker for warm-up friendlies

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has given a first call-up to striker Hussein el-Shahat, the only surprise selection ahead of a pair of World Cup...

Turkish soap operas latest casualty of Mideast conflicts

A major Middle Eastern satellite network now believed to be majority-owned by Saudi Arabia has stopped airing Turkish soap operas, the latest entertainment casualty...

Bautista Agut first into Dubai semi-finals

Third seed Roberto Bautista Agut hammered down an overhead winner on match point to book the first semi-final place at the Dubai Championships on...

Israel suspends plan to tax Jerusalem church properties

Jerusalem's mayor on Tuesday suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian churches, backing away from a move that had...

Pouille arrives late but starts fast in Dubai tennis

Second seed Lucas Pouille had no trouble with the transition to outdoor hardcourt as he beat qualifier Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday at...

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