Britain has a moral and legal obligation to Shamima Begum | Kenan Malik

However monstrous her actions in joining Isis, her citizenship isn’t conditional because her parents were born abroad

Shamima Begum has the right to contest the government’s decision to deprive her of British citizenship. But she cannot exercise that right until the home secretary says she can, even if that is never. That seems to be the nub of the supreme court decision granting victory to the Home Office over its decision to ban the “jihadi bride” from entering Britain on “security” grounds.

Beyond the legal issues lie deeper political and moral questions. To refuse entry to Begum is not simply to keep her out of Britain. It is also to force another state or organisation to take responsibility for her.

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Delhi Muslims fear they will never see justice for religious riot atrocities

A year after the city was engulfed by violence, victims are harassed into silence by police and find the law has turned against them

For a year, Irfan has remained almost entirely in his house, too terrified to leave. A Muslim living in north-east Delhi, he says that his powerful Hindu neighbours, many belonging to the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), are keeping a close watch on him. Jobless and afraid, he spoke in whispers of his fear of being “eliminated” at any time.

“I take a safe route to occasionally leave my house to see my lawyer,” said Irfan, who requested a pseudonym for protection. “I know that BJP leaders and their followers are after me so I move around very carefully. I have to stay alive at least to see those who attacked me are brought to justice.”

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Stay, go, delay: Joe Biden is trapped and has no good choices in Afghanistan

The president has inherited an unpopular war, and whatever he decides to do about it will be fraught with danger

Of all the foreign hazards, snares, pitfalls and timebombs left behind by Donald Trump, Afghanistan is arguably the worst. Joe Biden must decide in the coming days whether or not to abide by his predecessor’s shabby “peace deal” with the Taliban and withdraw all US troops by the end of April. It’s a president-sized trap.

The point being, there is no peace, no viable deal, and no easy answer. All three main options – leave now, delay the US and Nato departure by, say, six months, or stay indefinitely – are fraught with danger. Biden may be damned whatever he does. The war is a hole dug by others. But he’s in it now – and it risks becoming his hole.

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Myanmar police fire teargas and rubber bullets in violent crackdown on protesters – video

A woman has reportedly been shot and killed as police in Myanmar escalated a violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters, firing teargas and rubber bullets and detaining dozens of people. Protesters who attempted to gather for peaceful rallies on Saturday were met with an aggressive response by security forces in the two biggest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, and in the central town of Monywa, where a woman was shot dead, according to local media reports.

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Rooster fitted with blade for cockfight kills its owner in India

Bird with knife attached to leg ready to take on opponent inflicts fatal injuries to man’s groin

A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event, police said.

The bird had a knife attached to its leg ready to take on an opponent when it inflicted serious injuries to the man’s groin as it tried to escape, officers said. The man died from loss of blood before he could reach a hospital in the Karimnagar district of Telangana state earlier this week, local police officer B Jeevan told AFP.

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