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Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second outbreak.

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly sectarian violence.

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Imrul Islam

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Comment: The abuses Trump's agents have perpetrated on protesters in Portland were already painfully routine among immigrants and Muslim ...

Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

Mobashra Tazamal

Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

Comment: It's easy for Biden oppose Trump's racist rhetoric, but the real test lies in whether he can meaningfully engage with the Muslim ...

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Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

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One in a million: Chosen hajj pilgrims rejoice

Pilgrims well up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been ...

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Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last year.

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Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait ...

Hosting limited hajj required 'double efforts': Saudi king

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Hosting limited hajj required 'double efforts': Saudi king

King Salman said organising this year's scaled down hajj took 'double the effort'

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Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

Anthony Tata, Trump's pick for a senior Pentagon role, had his confirmation hearing cancelled due to criticism over past Islamophobic tweets, ...

Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

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Mental health crisis plaguing Yazidi child survivors of IS

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and ...

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

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Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

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Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

The Saudi government said anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 would be taking part in this year's pilgrimage.

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content will an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain the spread ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

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Turkey rejects calls to resurrect Islamic caliphate

A spokesman for the ruling party said that Turkey would remain a secular republic after a pro-government magazine issued a call to resurrect the ...

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First wave of pilgrims arrive in Mecca for hajj

Saudi authorities confirmed the first arrivals for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been scaled down to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

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US-based Zoroastrian priest killed in Iran, reports say

Zoroastrianism was the dominant religion in Persia, prior to the arrival of Islam.

Greek protesters burn Turkish flag following Hagia Sophia conversion

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Greek protesters burn Turkish flag following Hagia Sophia conversion

Protesters in the Greek city of Thessaloniki burned Turkish flags after Muslim prayers were held in the Hagia Sophia, while the Turkish and ...

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 ...

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