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Friday, February 22, 2013

Obama DOJ weighs in on marriage law

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BBC News - Oscars: From West Bank to Hollywood

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

BBC News - City University London removes Muslim Friday prayer room

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BBC News - Hebrew taught in Gaza schools, but barriers remain

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BBC News - Saudi Arabia king swears in first women on Shura Council

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has sworn in 30 women to the previously all-male Shura Council, seen by many as a major step in female participation in public life in the conservative kingdom.

It is the first time in country's history that women have been able to hold any political office.

The council advises the government on legislation and comprises 150 members.

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Accepting LGBTs in Asia | The Stream - Al Jazeera English

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LA Times - A story of a Sahara Romeo and Juliet

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BBC News - Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity

Hamid Zaher is a young Afghan pharmacist, now living in Toronto in Canada. He has defied Afghan tradition by writing a searingly honest memoir about what it was like to be a gay man in Afghanistan.

The book has never been published in his home country, where homosexuality is a criminal offence punishable by death.

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

United Arab Emirates helps Joplin ‘think big’ in rebuilding tornado-scarred schools

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Valentine's Day Across the Muslim World (2012)