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November 13, 2017

A Hindu village in Bangladesh has been attacked over a Facebook post allegedly insulting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (Twitter)
15:14 GMT
But the account might not even have belonged to the villager in question, as the Dhaka Tribune later indicated that Titu Roy's family had claimed he was illiterate.
An injured person being treated in Sulaimaniyah Hospital in Iraq after the earthquake (AFP)
07:33 GMT
An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked northern Iraq and Iran, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday evening.
A Yemeni father carries his child suspected of being infected with cholera, as he waits to be seen at a hospital in the Yemeni coastal city of Hodeidah on November 5, 2017. (Abdo Hyder/AFP)
11:51 GMT
Millions of Yemenis could die of starvation in the largest famine in decades if Saudi Arabia and its allies do not lift their blockade, the U.N. has warned.
"If the government takes Boukamal, they will show that they can control this area and can push back U.S. proxies" (AFP)
06:00 GMT
The Syrian government is trying to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. If it’s successful, it would be positioned for both a military and economic boost as it moves to secure a section of its frontier with Iraq, according to Fabrice Balanche of the Hoover Institution.

November 6, 2017

Israel is currently holding roughly 6,500 Palestinian prisoners (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians staged a protest on Monday in front of headquarters of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Gaza City to show support for Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli jails.
Digital Rendering of Masdar, UAE (AFP/File
18:48 GMT
New technological initiatives are springing up all over the Middle East, but are they drowning out larger concerns about human rights?

November 9, 2017

A Saudi-led bombing campaign has left thousands dead in Yemen (AFP)
12:15 GMT
A number of Western governments are claiming to respect human rights but at the same time selling arms to oppressive regimes.
Elon Musk, the CEO of American aerospace company Space X (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The chief executive officer of American aerospace company Space X arrived in Turkey on Wednesday to discuss the launch of two new Turkish satellites, the presidential spokesman said.

November 8, 2017

They argue the new face-covering law takes direct aim at Muslims who wear a niqab or burqa (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT
A Canadian Muslim group and a civil liberties association on Tuesday filed a challenge to a law in Quebec province that forbids face-covering by those who wish to access or provide public services.

November 5, 2017

The missile was destroyed near Riyadh's King Khaled international airport and was said to be of 'limited size' (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
The U.S. President called Saudi Arabia's King Salman in the aftermath of the incident to discuss counter-terrorism efforts and "the continuing threat of Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen."