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5 Nov
An anti-discrimination campaign to promote acceptance of the hijab has been canceled by the Council of Europe following outrage in France and across Europe. Some are furious it was even made, others that it was pulled.
25 Sep
Vaccination fatigue and anti-vaxxer movements have slowed down vaccination programs in EU countries like Germany and France, but not so in Spain. After a slow start, the country’s inoculation campaign is now running smoothly. Only 6% of Spain’s population has refused to get vaccinated.
22 Sep
While the Taliban have said only that female students must observe hijab, without giving more details, women dressed in black robes at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul September 11 raised fears that the Islamist group will reintroduce mandatory wearing of head-to-toe garments. This week we spoke to two Afghan women who told us more about the Taliban's dress code – and the women who are fighting against it in the streets and online with the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes.
2 Aug
Israel launches its campaign to give over-60s coronavirus booster shots, becoming the first country to widely offer a third dose of a western vaccine to citizens.
16 Apr 2021
The Brig Back Our Girls Movement has launched "Until All Are Free" campaign to demand the release of all Nigerians in captivity.
15 Mar 2021
Chad President Idriss Deby Itno kicks off his campaign for a sixth six-year term in power, calling for unity after rival protests were banned and broken up.
27 Feb 2021
For the third time in two weeks, Myanmar's junta has shut off the internet to restrict the flow of information for protesters. A new cybersecurity law would permit officials to arrest the military's online critics.
14 Feb 2021
Parsa Namaki, the son of the Iranian health minister, is the first person to be vaccinated in Tehran as Iran begins its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 to fight the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of the illness.
6 Feb 2021
The number of new coronavirus cases, including asymptomatic ones, has reached a record high in Turkey. Doctors are warning of overcrowded intensive care units. After months of pressure by health experts and opposition politicians, the government has reintroduced stricter rules to combat the rise in deaths and infections.
19 Dec 2020
The US state of Georgia and the post-Soviet Republic of Georgia have more in common than a similar name: allegations of voting irregularities and disinformation campaigns. How is the latter dealing with Russian meddling?
17 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
12 Nov 2020
Cardi B has hit back at trolls who alleged she was used as a "pawn" in Joe Biden's successful U.S. presidential campaign.

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A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II.
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The poisoning of activist Alexei Navalny is not the first attack on a Putin critic in Russia. Engaging in political opposition in Russia can be life threatening.
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Turkey is home to more refugees than any other country in the world, with more than 3 million Syrians and 300,000 Iraqis. But as the years have gone by, many Turks believe these refugees have overstayed their welcome. Now, as the economic crisis in the country gets worse, attacks have begun to escalate, both rhetorically and physically. Our correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Shona Bhattacharyya and Hussein Asad report from Bolu, a city whose mayor wants all foreigners out of Turkey.
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The birth rate in the world's most populous country, China, has fallen for a fifth consecutive year to hit a record low. The population is ageing and the workforce is shrinking. Despite ending the decades-long one-child policy, the baby boom officials had hoped for never materialised. These rapidly changing demographics foreshadow a crisis that could undercut the country's economic and social stability.