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Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to celebrate only with their immediate families.

Officials have confirmed two survivors so far from the crash in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

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Eid shopping rush across Asia despite coronavirus risk

Despite coronavirus guidelines, Muslims across Asia have spilled into markets to prepare for Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

Coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate in Pakistan as Ramadan and Eid bring people out of their homes despite the risk.

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on lockdown

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

An Arab-Israeli doctor is leading the charge against coronavirus in the country, and sad news as Turkey police shoot Syrian refugee dead during ...

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Pakistan PM requests special Ramadan broadcast of Turkish series

Pakistan's prime minister has personally requested the broadcast of television series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul', which is known as the Turkish 'Game ...

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Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

Anti-government movement continues in Lebanon with 'social distancing' protests

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Anti-government movement continues in Lebanon with 'social distancing' protests

Protests in Lebanon continue despite a crackdown on public gatherings, with anti-government demonstrators taking to their cars in an effort to ...

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.

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

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'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

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Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar ...

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has ...

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OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

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'Corona cake' is trending in Gaza

A Gazan baker is trending after he created something called a 'Corona cake' in an effort to raise awareness about Covid-19.

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Far-right circulate ‘fake’ video of Muslims breaking coronavirus lockdown

Far-right groups and individuals are sharing a video of Muslims praying in the street in London to 'prove' they're breaking coronavirus lockdown ...

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

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Embattled Syrian areas uninhabitable for years: report

Intense fighting in northwest Syria has rendered swaths of the region uninhabitable as conditions deteriorate.

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

Sabena Siddiqui

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

For nearly two years, Doha became the political headquarters of the Taliban and mediation efforts between the US and the Afghan side were ...

PM <em>Khan</em> in Doha amid Saudi abandonment over Kashmir

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PM Khan in Doha amid Saudi abandonment over Kashmir

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will discuss regional and international issues with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad ...

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

Sabena Siddiqui

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

Stopping short of completely ignoring the situation in the Kashmir Valley since the Indian government completely scrapped its special status, ...

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