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Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning the face-veil

Muslim families have taken to the UN in an effort to put an end to coronavirus cremations in Sri Lanka, citing religious freedom.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Sri Lanka sticks to <em>cremation</em> of Muslim Covid-19 victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims

Sri Lanka's controversial decision to cremate the bodies of Muslims who died of coronavirus has been met with intense opposition by the ...

MCB urges reversal of Sri Lanka's <em>cremation</em> policy

The New Arab Staff

MCB urges reversal of Sri Lanka's cremation policy

The Muslim Council of Britain has urged the international community to pressure Sri Lanka to lift its mandatory cremation policy.

The New Arab Staff

Maldives' coronavirus burial plan 'marginalises Muslims', UN expert says

Plans to help bury Sri Lankan Muslims who died of Covid-19 in the Maldives so they aren't cremated in Sri Lanka have been met with criticism.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka cremates Muslim Covid-19 victims against religious wishes

The country's attorney-general said authorities were free to cremate 19 Muslims killed by the virus, after their families refused to claim their ...

The New Arab Staff

US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious minorities in ...

Tasnim Nazeer

Sri Lanka must end forced cremation of Muslims

Comment: Sri Lanka's policy of compulsory cremation for victims of coronavirus is an assault on the religious burial rites of its ...

Muslims concerned over UK plans to cremate Covid-19 victims

The New Arab

Muslims concerned over UK plans to cremate Covid-19 victims

Muslims, along with Jews, unanimously shun the act of cremation in their burial rites, as the dead body is regarded as sacred.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt unearths ancient Alexandria artefacts 'hidden' in WWII

Hundreds of ancient pottery items have been discovered in an Alexandria museum in a hiding place created during World War II.

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

Assad's not 'using a crematorium', he's executing a holocaust

Mansour Omari

Assad's not 'using a crematorium', he's executing a holocaust

Comment: The word 'crematorium' obscures the extent of Assad's crimes. His furnace is an illegal way of disposing of bodies, denying relatives ...

The modern-day Ibn Battuta: From Morocco to Uzbekistan

The New Arab

The modern-day Ibn Battuta: From Morocco to Uzbekistan

Mohammed Khamouch is a Moroccan man determined to follow in the footsteps of great Muslim 'wanderers', embarking on a journey that took him to ...

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