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Saudi clerics protest against women in council

  Dozens of Saudi clerics staged a rare protest in front of the Royal Court on Tuesday against King Abdullah's decision to appoint women to a body that advises the government on new laws.   On F

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Saudi clerics condemn protests

Saudi Arabia's council of senior clerics issued a statement on Sunday forbidding public protests. 'The Council of Senior Clerics affirms that demonstrations are forbidden in this country. The correct way in sharia (Islamic law) of

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Iran clerics criticise leadership over unrest

Pro-reform clerics in Iran stepped up criticism of the authorities on Sunday after more than a week of unprecedented popular defiance against the leadership of the Islamic Republic. But in an indication of their determination to crack down

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Saudi clerics seek media policy change

A group of hardline Saudi clerics have called on the Islamic state's new minister of information to halt efforts to liberalise the media by taking Saudi women off state television. In a statement posted on Saudi websites, the 35 clerics in

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