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A female Syrian doctor who ran an underground hospital in a besieged rebel stronghold says she hopes an Oscar-nominated documentary showing her work will encourage other women and girls to demand equal treatment with men. Amani Ballour, 32, is seen facing bombardments and shortages of food and medicine while also challenging sexist attitudes in “The […]

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Fresh reports have emerged about the extent of the crackdown by Chinese authorities against Muslim Uyghurs in the central region of Xinjiang after a leaked internal Communist Party document was obtained by German media. And on Feb. 21 Amnesty International released case studies showing how China is systematically harassing Uyghurs and other Chinese Muslim minorities […]

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Ozan Iyibas looks like a typical politician out to win votes ahead of a municipal election in southern Germany’s Bavaria region. But he is the first Muslim standing for the Christian Social Union (CSU) in a predominantly Catholic region. “I don’t see any contradiction in this choice,” says the 37-year-old. “It’s a question of values. […]

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Christians belonging to various denominations in Kolkata protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC). The protest rally started from St. Paul’s Cathedral and culminated at the Gandhi statue on Mayo Road, 1.5 km north. “The CAA is against the very spirit of our Constitution and infringes […]

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