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Daniel De Simone, BBC News, Manchester Arena Inquiry: Trailing Salman Abedi would have led to bomb, families say, 26 Oct 2021

"Following the two days of evidence from the MI5 officer, John Cooper QC read out a statement on behalf of several bereaved families.

"It ...

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Isabel Debre and Fares Akram, AP, Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism, 25 Oct 2021

"Arabic poses particular challenges to Facebook’s automated systems and human moderators, each of which struggles ...

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Sufism in Kashmir

Safina Nabi, Vice, This Band Thought Their Biggest Hurdle Was the Patriarchy. It’s Actually the Internet. "As soon as Yousuf was introduced to the basics of Sufiyana Mausiqi by her father, she knew she wanted to keep the dying art form alive by connecting ...

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Jon Gambrell, AP/ABC, Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country, 26 Oct 2021 "The semiofficial ISNA news agency, which first called the incident a cyberattack, said it saw those trying to buy fuel with a government-issued ...

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Iran Internet

Sarbas Nazari, BBC News, Iran: The painful choices of being pregnant and unmarried "Iran's establishment argues that economic challenges and complicated pre-marriage rituals are pushing single Iranians away from conventional, religiously-approved marriages."

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'Fatwa Machine'

‘The Fatwa Machine’ section from ‘Hashtag Islam’ is now available translated into Arabic on mominoun.com. I’m grateful that there is interest in expanding the audience for my work, and for the effort put into this translation.

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Pakistan and the Taliban

Washington Post, Pakistan using informal intelligence channels to prop up Taliban fight against ISIS "As the Islamic State-Khorasan is ramping up attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan is using a network of informal channels to feed intelligence ...

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BBC News, Sir David Amess: Ali Harbi Ali charged with murder of MP "A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder and the preparation of terrorist acts after the fatal stabbing of MP Sir David Amess."

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Independent, Single mother with nine children sentenced to death for meth possession in Malaysia "A harrowing video of the woman, who works as a fishmonger, crying inconsolably after she was handed the death sentence has gone viral ...

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Zainah El-Haroun, Reuters, Palestinians urge PayPal to offer services in West Bank and Gaza "Palestinian activists have accused PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) of discrimination for not allowing Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied ...

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