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Turkish Rulers Backtrack on Head Scarves

September 24, 2018
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ANKARA, Turkey, July 31 — Turkey’s ruling party has dropped for now its attempts to lift a decades-old ban on wearing Islamic head scarves in universities, a campaign that infuriated defenders of the country’s secular principles and nearly brought down the government.

(Washington Post — 1 August, 2008)
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MANILA, Aug. 4 — The Philippine Supreme Court, acting on a petition by Christian politicians, on Monday blocked the signing of a key accord granting an expanded southern homeland to minority Muslims as part of a deal to end decades of bloody Islamist rebellion.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, Aug. 2 — Hamas forces battled Fatah-linked fighters with mortars and machine guns in a crowded Gaza neighborhood Saturday, leaving at least nine dead in the worst Palestinian infighting in nine months.

(Washington Post — 3 August, 2008)
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