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Kamal Afzali is a staff writer at The New Arab who specialises in Muslim affairs, and has a keen interest in the politics and society of Arabic and Persian-language speaking countries. Follow him on Twitter: @KNIAfzali

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Medics and martyrdom: Iran's dying doctors

03 April, 2020

Forty-three doctors and nurses have so far died fighting the virus in Iran's unmitigated national tragedy.

Wives can refuse sexual advances from husbands: Saudi cleric

03 April, 2020

The promising suggestion offers a glimmer of hope for Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities, whose ranks are dominated by proponents of dogmatic literalism.

Afghanistan: Asia's next coronavirus epicentre?

25 March, 2020

With tens of thousands of new arrivals from neighbouring Iran, which has recorded over 1800 deaths, Afghanistan's war-weary healthcare system could collapse.

How are Muslim authorities fighting against coronavirus?

13 March, 2020

Imams are harnessing their powers of influence to raise awareness among Muslim masses and inculcate habits which could save lives.

Should Muslim Friday prayers be cancelled to fight coronavirus?

13 March, 2020

Imams are harnessing their powers of influence to raise awareness among Muslim masses and inculcate habits which could save lives.

Saudis claim Ottoman governor planned to 'steal Prophet's body'

11 March, 2020

The Arabic hashtag #desecration_of_the_prophets_grave has now appeared in thousands of posts across Twitter and Facebook.

Palestinian-Jordanian cleric faces Emirati court for 'spreading hatred'

05 March, 2020

An Emirati criminal court claimed Wassim Youssef had threatened 'national unity and public order' for a Twitter post directed at those who defamed him online.

Kamal Afzali
Kamal Afzali

Kamal Afzali is a staff writer at The New Arab who specialises in Muslim affairs, and has a keen interest in the politics and society of Arabic and Persian-language speaking countries. Follow him on Twitter: @KNIAfzali

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