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Millions Mark Key Shiite Commemoration in Iraq Holy City

An estimated 14 million Shiite pilgrims thronged Iraq's holy city of Karbala on Friday to mark the annual Arbaeen commemoration, as Baghdad looks to wipe out the Islamic State group that has targeted their branch of Islam.  

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Craft Brewers Edge their Way into Lebanon Market

For decades, beer in Lebanon has meant just one thing: the ubiquitous local pilsner, Almaza. But now a crop of local microbrews is making headway in the home market.

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Newly Opened Louvre Abu Dhabi a 'Bridge between Civilizations'

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors Wednesday, winning praise from visiting French President Emmanuel Macron as a "bridge between civilizations" and religions.

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SGBL Partners with 'Le Salon Fait Son Cinema'

Societe Generale de Banque au Liban has announced that it is present as the exclusive partner of Cinema at the 24th edition of the Salon du livre francophone de Beyrouth, which is held from 4 to 12 November 2017 at Biel.

Through this partnership, SGBL said it simultaneously affirms its unwavering support for cinema and the Francophonie by supporting "Le Salon fait son Cinema", organized by the French Institute in Lebanon, with numerous screenings of feature films, short films and documentaries scheduled throughout the Salon.

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Amnesty Condemns Egypt Bill to Criminalize Homosexuality

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned a draft bill in the Egyptian parliament that would criminalize homosexuality, in what the rights group called an "unprecedented homophobic crackdown".

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Opera, Tea and Grandchildren Bring Xi and Trump Together

U.S. President Donald Trump was treated to what he called a "beautiful" Chinese opera performance at the Forbidden City on Wednesday, as President Xi Jinping gave him a lavish welcome to Beijing.

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Muslim, Civil Rights Groups Challenge Quebec Veil Ban

Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women's and Muslim religious rights.

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Oxford Academic Tariq Ramadan Takes Leave over Sex Abuse Probes

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct allegations, the British institution said on Tuesday.

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In Lebanon, Years of Campaigns to Make Harassment 'Not OK'

Over the past decade, a string of anti-harassment campaigns have emerged to fight back against sexual assault in Lebanon, largely considered the most progressive country in the Middle East.

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi, First of Its Kind

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, presents around 600 pieces in a modern, light-filled structure in harmony with its desert-island setting.

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