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Iranian organisations are holding a Holocaust cartoon contest in protest against depictions of the Prophet Mohamed in Charlie Hebdo

Israel calls on UN to condemn Iranian 'Holocaust denial' competition

The organisers say the contest is in response cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed published in Charlie Hebdo

MPs from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and ruling AK Party (R) scuffle

Second punch-up in a week between MPs in Turkish parliament

Politicians fought each other over a controversial new security law

A Catholic man prays during the Ash Wednesday ceremony at Roh Kudus Church on March 5, 2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Lent: Muslims stand in solidarity with Christians by tweeting what they will give up until Easter

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Jack Straw served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Tony Blair’s government

Jack Straw criticised for accepting part-time job paid for by Kazakhstan

Former Home Secretary will earn £12,500 a year serving as an adviser to the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs

has also advised countries including Kuwait, Rwanda, Albania and Azerbaijan

Tony Blair to advise Serbian government, a country Britain once helped to bombed while he was PM

Opposition leader questions the decision to deal with a man regarded as a hero in Kosovo

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi makes a statement after Isis released a video purporting to show the beheading of 21 Coptic Christian hostages

Egypt's president al-Sisi calls for international intervention against Isis in Libya

President al-Sisi is lobbying Europe and the United States for a coordinated international response

It was alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta, then a senior politician, paid criminal gangs to prepare for “war” against rivals who questioned the re-election in 2007

ICC damned as 'amateur' by British lawyers for acquitted Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Exclusive: The case against Kenyatta for co-ordinating post-election violence in 2007 that left more than 1,000 dead was dropped in December because of a lack of evidence

Vice-President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta

The case against Kenya's powerful vice-president, William Ruto, that the ICC must win to vindicate itself

Following the collapse of its case against President Kenyatta for orchestrating ethnic clashes following the disputed election in 2007, the court's attention now shifts to his deputy

Fiji's new flag will be chosen through another national competition and will be revealed on the 45th anniversary of independence on 10 October

As Fiji replaces its national emblem, what are the best and worst national flags?

Keep it simple (and rectangular) says Flag Institute

The Syrian town of Kobani has been won back from Isis by Kurdish forces

War with Isis: Jordan's pledge to fight militants on the ground is coup for US and its allies

Amman's promised offensive would solve huge problem for the West as MPs call for beefed-up British response

Benjamin Netanyahu plays a sinister 'babysitter' in Israeli pre-election advert

The PM claims he is the only one who can look after Israel's children

Vitaly Milonov: How the architect of Russia's anti-gay laws accidentally appeared in a lesbian kiss selfie

The senator outwardly claimed that gay people “rape kids”, that any violence gay people say they have suffered is “fake information”

Alyas Karmani, a Bradford imam, says male role models ‘simply reinforce misogynistic views’ (AP)

World Woman Festival 2015: No school in Britain free from sexualised bullying, warns leading imam

Alyas Karmani claims schools are reluctant to admit they have problems for fear of critical Ofsted reports

The Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI) believes that thousands of Yazidi woman have already been sold into enslavement (AFP)

World Woman Festival 2015: Women in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan 'worst hit' by fundamentalism

Oslo conference hears criticism of West for backing jihadi groups while failing to rein in their extremist treatment of women

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