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Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, leader of the Muslim Parliament, has condemned the Iranian daily Hamshari’s plan to publish cartoons satirising the Holocaust.
The first results from the election show the country is dividing between Shia, Sunni & Kurdish regions. Religious fundamentalists now have the upper hand. Islamic fundamentalist movements are more powerful in both the Sunni & Shia communities.
Algeria's cabinet have approved a draft law aimed at combating the growing influence of evangelical Christian groups in the overwhelmingly Muslim country.
Two Saudi businesswomen swept to a suprise victory in chamber of commerce elections on Wednesday in the first polls in which women stood as candidates in the conservative Muslim kingdom.
Anouar Haddam, ancien président de la délégation parlementaire du FIS à l’étranger et l’un des « durs » de la tendance qu’on présente comme proche du Groupe islamique armé (GIA), n’est décidément pas le bienvenu « chez lui ». Du moins, pas pour le moment.
Conservatives hope to use opportunity to shift Supreme Court further to the right.
WLUML has learned that the main case against women's rights activist Ghada Jamsheer has been dropped on the grounds that it was illegally brought against her by the Public Prosecution.
The government of Kuwait has named two women as members of its municipal council, for the first time in the history of the Gulf emirate.
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