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More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its car park space as a gesture of goodwill.

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he was caught leading congregational Eid prayers.

HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to Canada in 2017.

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

<em>Canada</em>, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

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Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to see lockdown measures across the world, Muslims in the US and Canada celebrated Eid in a very ...

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members of his family

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host ...

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by ...

Pompeo warns ICC of ‘consequences’ over potential Israel probe

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Pompeo warns ICC of ‘consequences’ over potential Israel probe

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of 'consequences' if the ICC moves forward with a potential war crimes probe into Israel.

Australia tried to block probe into Israeli war crimes

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Australia tried to block probe into Israeli war crimes

Australia has claimed the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over alleged war crimes in Palestine.

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Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

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The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

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'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

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Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

Until recently, Tamer Emad, a skilled textile worker, could work one week per month at best. He is now on the factory floor every day.

Less than zero: The great US oil crash

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Less than zero: The great US oil crash

A price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has seen US oil prices crash.

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Refugees protest under coronavirus lockdown in Rwanda

Refugees relocated to Rwanda from Libya's crowded detention camps protested the host country's coronavirus lockdown after it was extended.

Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

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Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

Turkey is witnessing a sharp rise in both child abuse and domestic violence, as families remain confined at home due to the pandemic.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

As aid agencies warn of a 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria, Saudi authorities are splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels'.

Coronavirus delays analysis of downed Ukraine jet's black boxes

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Coronavirus delays analysis of downed Ukraine jet's black boxes

An analysis of black box data from Flight 752 has been delayed as Iran struggles to contain its outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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