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Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

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Explainer: Who are the <em>Al</em>-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

Egypt mufti says neutrality in Libya is '<em>haram</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Egypt mufti says neutrality in Libya is 'haram'

Two of Egypt's top Muslim religious authorities have backed the country's stance on Libya after President Sisi threatened to intervene in ...

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem reopened after being closed for over two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab

Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem were attacked by Israeli forces while performing nightly prayers, a report said.

The New Arab & agencies

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen after Eid holiday

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem will reopen to worshippers after the Eid holiday

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

The New Arab

Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

Sana Uqba

Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

UAE declares congregational Ramadan prayers '<em>haram</em>' amid coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

UAE declares congregational Ramadan prayers 'haram' amid coronavirus pandemic

Congregating to pray during Ramadan would endanger the lives of millions of people, the UAE said, during an announcement instructing Muslims to ...

<em>Al</em>-Aqsa mosque compound shuts down over coronavirus fears

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Aqsa mosque compound shuts down over coronavirus fears

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem will be entirely closed to the public from Monday, the authority that administers Muslim holy ...

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

The New Arab

Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

Explainer: Saudi authorities have stopped pilgrims visiting Mecca because of the coronavirus, leading to fears this year’s Hajj might be ...

The New Arab & agencies

Valentine's Day brings love and worry in Iraq's Najaf

In recent years, Valentine's Day in the southern city of Najaf has emerged as a battleground between those who are advocates of personal freedom and the conservatives.

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

The New Arab

Israeli warplanes strike multiple Hamas positions in Gaza

Warplanes attacked multiple positions in Gaza after rockets were fired into Israel, while at least 40 Palestinians were injured in protests in ...

Sadek Hamid

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Book Club: Abdullah Anas and Tam Hussein's To the Mountains: My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan is a valuable resource in ...

Soleimani receives hero's welcome as millions flood Iran streets

The New Arab & agencies

Soleimani receives hero's welcome as millions flood Iran streets

Millions of mourners dressed in black were seen gathered in Ahvaz in a live broadcast on state television.

The New Arab & agencies

Seventy-one soldiers killed in Niger in country's deadliest attacks

Militants launched one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history, targeting a military outpost in western Niger, as the Sahel witnesses ...

Saudi cleric claims music, singing allowed by Prophet Muhammad

The New Arab

Saudi cleric claims music, singing allowed by Prophet Muhammad

Saudi Sheikh Adil Al-Kalbani shared prophetic sayings during a television interview that showed singing was commonplace during the ...

Is karate <em>haram</em>? This Egyptian Salafi cleric thinks so

The New Arab

Is karate haram? This Egyptian Salafi cleric thinks so

A debate on whether karate is haram has spiralled in Egypt, with the country's most prestigious Islamic institution getting involved.

Saudi Islam minister apologises for kissing woman in public

The New Arab

Saudi Islam minister apologises for kissing woman in public

Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs has apologised after he was criticised for kissing a Hajj pilgrim whose husband was killed in the New ...

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