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Egyptians were left outraged after images emerged online showing a group of women celebrating with genitalia-shaped desserts.

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

'Merry Christmas' cakes still <em>halal</em>-certified, Malaysian mufti says

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'Merry Christmas' cakes still halal-certified, Malaysian mufti says

Food items made for non-Islamic religious festivals remain halal-certified but mustn't be put on display, the Malaysian religious ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

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UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

The UAE Fatwa Council has said that the coronavirus vaccine is allowed under Islamic law, even if it contains pork gelatine .

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Muslim doctors warn against false claims vaccine 'not halal'

British Muslims eligible for Covid-19 vaccination are being urged to dismiss false information and get immunised.

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Indonesia receives over a million Chinese Covid-19 vaccine doses

More than 1.2 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine made by China's Sinovac has been delivered to Indonesia, authorities confirmed.

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Bahraini FM makes '<em>halal</em> toast' with Israel's president

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Bahraini FM makes 'halal toast' with Israel's president

Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

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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.

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

French government shuts down major Muslim charity

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French government shuts down major Muslim charity

French authorities have shut down the Muslim charity BarakaCity, which operates in 26 countries, with Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin accused ...

Macron reminds Muslims that French 'freedom' isn't for everyone

Malia Bouattia

Macron reminds Muslims that French 'freedom' isn't for everyone

Comment: President Macron's war on Islam is putting France's Muslim community in very real danger, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French products.

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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 ...

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Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

The New Arab Staff

Nutella 'not halal' tweet leaves a bitter taste

Muslim fans were left heartbroken after the renowned hazelnut chocolate spread brand declared that its product was not 'halal' before ...

Muslim ICE detainees 'forced to eat pork': lawyers

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Muslim ICE detainees 'forced to eat pork': lawyers

Detainees who complained about the situation to the detention centre's chaplain were allegedly told 'it is what it is'.

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

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Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

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