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Mona Eltahawy's first book – Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, comes out in the UK in May

Mona Eltahawy: It's time to stop treating women like a cheap bargaining chip

The award-winning writer and activist on how reporting from Cairo and Saudi Arabia fired her up to call for a sexual revolution

International Women's Day: Gender pay gap will not close for 70 years if trends continue, UN says

Mothers are affected by a further pay gap, a report has revealed

Australians Myuran Sukumaran (left) and Andrew Chan (right), the two ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug ring, pictured being escorted out of court in 2006. 14 February 2006. The Indonesian court issued death sentences for Australian's Chan and Sukumaran, who were convicted of leading a drug ring which exported heroin to Australia through the resort island of Bali.

Indonesia execution of two Australian prisoners 'may be delayed by a week'

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were convicted of drug smuggling as part of the 'Bali Nine' back in 2005

Members of jihadist group the Al-Nusra Front, which the West opposes

Senior Jabhat al-Nusra commander Abu Hammam al-Shami 'killed in Syria air strike'

Leaders of the front claim that al-Shami was killed during a meeting with other Jabhat al-Nusra commanders

The Israeli Prime Minister spoke at US Congress on Tuesday

Benjamin Netanyahu speech to Congress: Isaac Herzog claims PM has sidelined Israel in Iran nuclear talks

'Israeli citizens can be very pleased with the applause at the moment, but for the long term, Israel is out of the picture,' said the opposition leader

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

Followers of the campaign have been using #Muslims4Lent

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 bomb 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

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He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
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