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Taking advantage of an increasingly favourable climate, young Muslims across the United States are campaigning for the formal recognition of Islamic holidays.

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

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Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

Samir Geagea, the leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party, has fallen ill with coronavirus after attending an Easter celebration organised by the party.

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

Officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

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Officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

An attack at the US Capitol has left one police officer dead, as well as the attack, who was shot by police.

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Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

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Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

Limited numbers of worshippers are able to celebrate Good Friday this year.

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

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Shootout at Indonesia's national police headquarters: media

Police in Jakarta have shot dead a person who entered the police station, in what was described as a terror attack.

Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

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Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

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'Premature' easing of Covid curbs boosts cases, Fauci says

A recent plateau in new Covid infections in the United States was likely linked to the "premature" easing of anti-virus efforts in some places, ...

Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

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Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

Indonesian police said that one of the two suicide bombers who carried an attack on a cathedral was part of JAD, a pro-Islamic State extremist ...

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

Lebanon announces 24-hour curfew over <em>Easter</em>

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Lebanon announces 24-hour curfew over Easter

Lebanese authorities announced a three-day lockdown over Easter weekend in April to try to avoid another surge in coronavirus cases.

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

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Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

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

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Saudi court sentences woman activist to eight years imprisonment

Saudi human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham, 32, was sentenced to eight years in prison for documenting protests in the Al-Qatif region.

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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 ...

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Pope hopes to visit South Sudan, Lebanon

Pope Francis told the countries' leaders to do more to bring peace and stability to their nations.

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Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

An internal document from the Hamas-run Ministry of Religious Endowments saying that Muslims should be discouraged from participating in ...

Sri Lanka cremates Muslim Covid-19 victims against religious wishes

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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 ...

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

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Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The New Arab Staff

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's beheading.

Lesbos police begin moving homeless migrants to new camp

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Lesbos police begin moving homeless migrants to new camp

Many of the asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos have refused to go to the new site after their camp was destroyed by a fire last week.

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