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Ihab Ziban, DW, In Egypt, online group Qawem saving hundreds of women from sextortion, 20 June 2021

"Technology has facilitated ...

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Middle East Eye, Iran: Hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi wins presidential vote

"Despite officials saying 28.6 million people had cast their ballots, compared with 41 million in 2017, Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the turnout had demonstrated ...

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Reuters, Boko Haram cleric confirms Shekau's death, urges fighters' loyalty

"Bakura Sahalaba, a cleric with the Lake Chad branch of Boko Haram, urged its men to fight on in the video, which appeared on social media ...

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Reuters, Pakistani cleric charged with sexual abuse at religious school

"The case has caused a stir in Pakistan, a mainly Muslim country, and outrage on social media, with many calling for a strict punishment for ...

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I'll be on Unity FM at 5.10 today talking to Nassar Mahmoud about the UWTSD 'Islamic Responses to COVID-19: Authority and Religiosity in #Muslim Communities & Digital Worlds' conference. The interview is repeated tomorrow: 12.00-13.00.

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Arab American Newspaper Archive NC State University's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies has established a database of its Arab American newspaper archive (from 1880s to mid 1900s). This is an open source research resource. Looks intriguing.

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Rest of World, Apple’s emoji keyboard is reinforcing Western stereotypes

"The “Africa” search issue ultimately reflects deeper representation problems that date back to the very beginnings of the ...

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Arab News, Seven-year-old LemonAid Boys in east London have caught the public’s imagination with their fundraising campaigns for Yemen and Palestine

"Best friends Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq, from Ilford in east London, set up their homemade lemonade stand to raise £500 ($700) ...

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