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Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in Uighur camps'

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US seizes 'human hair' shipment 'made in Uighur camps'

A shipment of almost $1 million worth of hair products were seized by US customs, on suspicions they were made in forced Uighur labour camps.

German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

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German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

A 21-year-old man has been detained in Germany on suspicion of planning to kill Muslims in an attack inspired by New Zealand's Christchurch ...

<em>IKEA</em> praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host socially distanced Eid prayers. Here's the latest.

Jan-Peter Westad

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Lawyers and activists are calling for the UK to ban Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over the alleged use of forced labour involving Uighur Muslims.

The New Arab & agencies

UK urged to suspend imports from Chinese 'prison camps'

The World Uyghur Congress and the Global Legal Action Network called on the British government to suspend cotton imports from China's Xinjiang ...

Paul McLoughlin

Trump butt of Twitter jokes, again, after 'Sweden massacre'

An invented massacre in Sweden was used by President Trump to justify his controversial Muslim ban as he spoke to supporters on Saturday.

No woman no cry: <em>IKEA</em> Israel releases male-only catalogue

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No woman no cry: IKEA Israel releases male-only catalogue

Swedish furniture giant IKEA released a special version of its catalogue for Israel’s ultra-conservative community which featured no ...

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Syrian refugees can soon sell their handicrafts at IKEA

Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA will sell a new line of rugs and textile made by Syrian refugees in 2019 to provide jobs for people ...

<em>IKEA</em> recreates 'Syrian war-ravaged home' in striking showroom display

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IKEA recreates 'Syrian war-ravaged home' in striking showroom display

The furniture retailer replicates a Syrian family home in a display offering customers the experience of a family home as part of a fundraising ...

Iran's Farsi 'language police' go nuts at Nutella

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Iran's Farsi 'language police' go nuts at Nutella

Iran's Farsi-language watchdog has taken aim at Nutella, saying English-language signs advertising their chocolate 'bars' are 'Westernising' the ...

Emirati on trial was self-proclaimed local IS 'emir'

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Emirati on trial was self-proclaimed local IS 'emir'

An Emirati man on trial for plotting attacks in the UAE appointed himself as the local emir of the Islamic State group in the country, according ...

Morocco hails Sweden's U-turn on recognising Western Sahara

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Morocco hails Sweden's U-turn on recognising Western Sahara

Morocco has hailed Sweden's recent decision not to recognise Western Sahara as an independent state, a move likely to ease diplomatic tensions ...

AAAJ and agencies

Morocco 'punishes' Sweden by banning Dutch furniture store

Blog: Ikea's new Casablanca store has become the focus of international diplomatic tension between Sweden and Morocco over the occupied Western Sahara

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Karaoke, the craze sweeping the 'Islamic State'

Blog: Twitter feed juxtaposes angry men with microphones and cheesy pop song lyrics in what could be internet trolling at its finest.

Agencies

Closure of al-Aqsa mosque 'a declaration of war'

Palestinian President Abbas issues stern warning to Israel over the closure of the Jerusalem holy site.

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