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Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

A stabbing attack after prayers in a mosque in Tirana has shocked Albania.

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

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Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ration cards in its traditional strongholds.

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

Brooke Anderson

In Georgia, community members work to combat Covid-19

Home to immigrants from more than 50 countries, the city of Clarkston is known as 'the most diverse square mile in America', but it has been hit hard by Covid-19.

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Rights groups slam Iran for dismantling leading anti-poverty charity

A coalition of 15 civil society and human rights groups have rebuked Iran after a court upheld an assessment that a leading anti-poverty NGO had ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suspended sentence for German who spied for Egypt

A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office was handed a suspended prison sentence for spying for Egypt.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

Hagia Sophia <em>imam</em> mansplains femicides in Women's Day message

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Hagia Sophia imam mansplains femicides in Women's Day message

The media's interest in femicides is "propaganda" designed to divide men and women, the Turkish imam claimed.

Horriya Marzouk

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian ...

Shia Muslim powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

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Shia Muslim powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

The 90-year-old al-Sistani is the top Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq and a powerhouse in the Shia world, but his influence stretches beyond the ...

Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

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Pope meets top Iraq Shia cleric in interfaith milestone

The two elderly, respected men of religion met at Sistani's humble home in the shrine city of Najaf on Saturday, the second day of the ...

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

Sofia Nitti

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah ...

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's hoping he can satisfy them all, writes Harry Hagopian.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

The New Arab Staff

Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

The 84-year-old pope will make his first visit to the country despite being in to coronavirus age risk group.

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

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Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures ...

The New Arab Staff

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The letter by Jewish Voice for Labour calls on the BBC to issue a statement in which it recommits to engage with Muslim women “in good faith”.

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

The New Arab Staff

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

It is not the first time the controversial preacher has been accused of stealing other people's work.

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

Iran starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran starts Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Doctors and nurses at a hospital in Tehran were the first in the country to receive Russia's Sputnik V jab, whose first doses arrived in Iran ...

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