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Moscow has said it will assist the Syrian regime in building a miniature version of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in response to Turkey's conversion of the monument into a mosque.

Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion is 'proof of weakness': Greece

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Hagia Sophia mosque reconversion is 'proof of weakness': Greece

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the Hagia Sophia is in the hearts of Orthodox Christians 'more than ever' as thousands attended the site's first Muslim prayers in decades.

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

The New Arab Staff

Turkey invites Pope Francis for Hagia Sophia ceremony

Pope Francis is among several world leaders invited to the ceremony marking the re-conversion of the Hagia Sophia, founded as a Christian ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's Hagia Sophia mosque conversion 'forbidden': Egypt mufti

Egypt’s grand mufti, Shawky Allam said Turkey's conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is forbidden in Islam.

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Moscow says it regrets Turkish Hagia Sophia move

Russia voiced regret over Turkey's decision to convert the iconic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul back into a mosque.

The New Arab Staff

What will happen to Turkey's Hagia Sophia?

First a Byzantine church, then an Ottoman mosque and finally a museum, Turkey's Hagia Sophia will now be reconverted into a Muslim place of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan rebuffs criticism over Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

"Those who do not take a step against Islamophobia in their own countries ... attack Turkey's will to use its sovereign rights," Erdogan said.

Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

The New Arab Staff

Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

Athens is the only European capital that lacks operational mosques, forcing Muslims to pray in makeshift halls, but the Al Andalus prayer hall ...

Bilal Hassam

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people ...

Museum or mosque? Turkey debates iconic Hagia Sofia’s status

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Museum or mosque? Turkey debates iconic Hagia Sofia’s status

The 6th-century building is now at the center of a heated debate between nationalist, conservative and religious groups.

Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

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Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The evangelical Christian channel will reapply for a license to broadcast, a spokesman said after the broadcaster was accused of hiding an ...

Russian Orthodox Church criticises Turkey's Hagia Sofia mosque plans

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Russian Orthodox Church criticises Turkey's Hagia Sofia mosque plans

Turkey insists converting the Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque is a matter of national sovereignty.

Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

The New Arab

Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin on Twitter

After a popular satirical Twitter profile criticised Jesus' depiction as a white man, Israel's official account appeared to take issue with its ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump, racism and America's original sin

Comment: By conflating Black Lives Matter protesters with looters, and nonviolent assembly with domestic terrorism, President Trump has criminalised a peaceful movement, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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Jordan arrests veteran dissident after publication of memoir

Former Jordanian MP Ahmed Owaidi Al-Abadi has been detained despite his ill health, the latest in a series of arrests of outspoken dissidents by ...

The New Arab

Ukraine to recognise Eid as an official state holiday

Some 300,000 Crimean Tatars in Ukraine make up the largest part of the country’s Muslim community, estimated to be between 600,000 and 2 million ...

The New Arab

Netanyahu's son becomes poster boy of German far-right party

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israel's prime minister, has become the poster boy for a far right German party for his anti-EU views.

Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

The New Arab

Israeli minister threatens to shut down GOD TV

The Hebrew-language channel has drawn criticism over its aim to 'take the gospel of Jesus into the hearts of the Jewish people'.

The New Arab & agencies

Muted Easter Sunday at Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulchre

In the heart of Jerusalem's Old City, the church has been shuttered to worshippers along with all cultural sites in the Holy Land to curb the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus roundup.

In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

The New Arab & agencies

In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, roads are deserted and most shops have been closed for two weeks.

Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

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Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

Three French employees and one Iraqi working for SOS Chretiens d'Orient were released after nearly two months' held captive by an unknown group.

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