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Morocco's Christian Population: Small but Growing

Most of the 20,000 or so Christians in Morocco hail from sub-Saharan Africa, forming a tiny minority in the country's overwhelmingly Muslim population of 34 million.

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Rap, a Universal Language, in Service of Endangered Ones

Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.

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Global Press Freedom at 13-Year Low

Global press freedom has hit a 13-year low, threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump's media bashing and restrictions pursued by both democratic and authoritarian governments, a watchdog said Friday.

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In Muslim Indonesia, Tiny Jewish Community Lives On

In a remote corner of the Indonesian archipelago, a modest synagogue stands in a tiny Jewish community that has found acceptance despite rising intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

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Saudi Wins Top Arab Fiction Award

A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world's most prestigious literary award.

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Israel Appoints Its First Female Sharia Judge

Israel appointed its first female judge in its Muslim sharia court system on Tuesday, officials said, a move hailed as historic.

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Ivanka Forced to Defend Trump at Women's Summit

Ivanka Trump, making her overseas debut as the U.S. "First Daughter" at a women's summit in Berlin on Tuesday, was forced to defend her father's attitude towards women.

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Volunteers Search Rubble to Save Mosul University

Leaning on his crutch, Nizar picks through the rubble where the main building of Mosul University used to be, looking for whatever administrative documents can still be salvaged.

He is part of a unit of four volunteers working relentlessly to bring the university back to life three months after the damage it suffered during an Iraqi offensive against the Islamic State group.

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From Aspiring Stylist to Jihadist Widow: One Woman's Syria Story

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

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War-Torn Afghanistan Sets Up Tourism Ministry

The president of war-torn Afghanistan is creating a tourism ministry in a bid to attract visitors to the country endowed with stunning landscapes and archaeological sites, but wracked by nearly four decades of conflict.

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