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India Muslims
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India’s Supreme Court halted the demolition of more than 4,000 mainly Muslim homes, allegedly encroaching on land belonging to the railways in Uttarakhand, but residents remain anxious that bulldozers may return as the targeting of Muslims continues.
Domestic violence Kuwait
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Thoubha is the first app of its kind in Kuwait to fight soaring domestic violence crimes by giving women access to a hotline and live chat where they can report emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse while creating a safety plan.
Pakistan floods children
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The child survival crisis remains acute in flood-affected areas of Pakistan as rates of respiratory infections and severe acute malnutrition soar.
Afghanistan women protest
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The Taliban's hollow promise to ensure further education for Afghan women has all but been betrayed. But one 18-year-old is holding a solo protest against the recent university ban to remind the Taliban of the importance of education in Islam for all
Turkey
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After the Turkish Republic was established in 1923, the Arabic language was banned from Turkey's schools and mosques for decades. However, today in Turkey, Arabic is seeing a revival for many reasons, including the influx of Arab refugees.
To make a house a home: Syrian IDPs rebuild lives
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As the country enters its twelfth year of civil war, Syrians have often resorted to desperate measures for shelter. UK-based charity Muslim Hands have sought to give Syrian IDPs some semblance of permanence by helping build a thousand new homes.
Algeria
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The ancient Algerian custom of 'Touaiza' goes back centuries but is still practised today throughout rural Algeria, where the social value of solidarity and interdependence is highly regarded for the benefit it brings to communities.
Al Zahrawi: The 10th-century Muslim mastermind behind modern surgery
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It's easy to forget the essential role medicine and surgery have played in humanity's survival. But this status could have been easily different had it not been for the countless advances made by Al Zahrawi, known as 'the father of modern surgery'.
Egypt's Coptic Church marks Christmas celebrations
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This weekend, Egypt's Coptic Christian community marks Christmas with customary traditions and festivities. One of the world's oldest Christian communities, the Church remains resolute despite enduring seismic shifts over the past millennia.
Hindutva groups in the US sow seeds of division in India
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The influence of global Hindutva groups is on the rise. Preaching a discriminatory and often violent form of Hindu nationalism, these organisations have been sheltered in the United States, causing widespread alarm for minorities back in India.