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Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of US state surveillance, argues Mobashra Tazamal.

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence.

Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah pilgrimage to foreigners

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah pilgrimage to foreigners

Saudi Arabia reopened the Umrah pilgrimage to foreign visitors on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

Notes from an American Muslim in Florida's Republican Panhandle

Hiba Rahim

Notes from an American Muslim in Florida's Republican Panhandle

Comment: In the swing state of Florida, where Trump courts communities he seemingly holds in contempt, every single vote will count, writes Hiba ...

Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah to Muslims from abroad

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah to Muslims from abroad

Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

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4 killed as flooding hits Turkey's Black Sea coast

Flooding in Turkey has left at least 4 people dead and 11 missing, authorities said on Sunday.

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

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Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind ...

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

Ella Linskens

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof ...

Saudi poll on legalising alcohol blasted as 'cyber crime'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi poll on legalising alcohol blasted as 'cyber crime'

The Twitter-vote has received nearly 16,000 comments, many of which characterise the proposal as an affront to public decency.

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know

The New Arab Staff

UK Muslims demand clarity as mosques set to reopen

Mosques in England are urging the government to give clearer guidance on group worship .

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Turkey quarantines 12 areas, suspends international flights

Turkey's interior minister said 12 towns and villages have been quarantined, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the suspension of ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Despite coronavirus rumours, thousands test negative

This week we focus on Yemen's coronavirus measures.

Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held in deplorable conditions

The New Arab

Coronavirus on Lesbos worries migrants held in deplorable conditions

A case of COVID-19 on Lesbos has sparked worries of its spread to Moria camp, where 20,000 people are kept in cramped conditions, worsened by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

Muslim visitors are able to enter the area next to the Kaaba but the area between two hills that pilgrims must go between seven times to ...

Saudi Arabia detains senior members of the royal family

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia detains senior members of the royal family

The detentions mark the latest crackdown by MbS, who has consolidated his grip on power with the imprisonment of prominent clerics and activists ...

MbS orders arrest of uncle, cousins over 'coup plot'

The New Arab

MbS orders arrest of uncle, cousins over 'coup plot'

The detentions mark the latest crackdown by MbS, who has consolidated his grip on power with the imprisonment of prominent clerics and activists ...

Coronavirus apocalypse: Islam's holiest site Mecca 'completely deserted'

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Coronavirus apocalypse: Islam's holiest site Mecca 'completely deserted'

Stunning images of a Kaaba devoid of pilgrims shocked Muslims around the world.

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