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BAME people in England received 22 percent of the coronavirus lockdown fines despite making up only 15.5 percent of the population.

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for asylum-seekers untenable.

Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

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Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed conflict'.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

A Ramadan like no other

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and other stories in today's daily roundup.

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UK scraps controversial bereavement decision after Syrian refugee's plea

Families of hospital porters, cleaners and social care staff will now be able to remain in the UK indefinitely if their relative working in the ...

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Netflix is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

Staying at home for Eid doesn't seem as bad with Netflix releasing a series of old Arabic films on their playlist.

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British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

Paul Golding was charged at Heathrow in October, after refusing to give police access to his iPhone and Apple computer following a trip to ...

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Mariam Khan

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Ramadan in lockdown still feels fractured, but new creative online spaces and efforts to care for the vulnerable are a testament to thriving ...

Virtual Ramadan: How technology is helping Muslims stay connected

Tahmina Begum

Virtual Ramadan: How technology is helping Muslims stay connected

From virtual Iftars to live-streamed calls to prayer, technology has helped Muslims stay connected during Ramadan under lockdown.

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to ...

Drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test

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Drugmaker reports promising early results from COVID-19 vaccine test

US biotech firm Moderna reported promising early results on Monday from the first clinical tests of an experimental vaccine against the novel ...

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

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British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

Elias Jahshan

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

Sami Rahman

Ramadan, kids and quarantine - a survival guide

Ramadan can be challenging at the best of times, but throw a pandemic, quarantine and school closures into the mix, and it can seem like an ...

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UK equalities watchdog drops Tory Islamophobia probe

Britain's equalities watchdog has come under fire after dropping a long-awaited probe into Islamophobia in the country's ruling party.

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Growing closer to God during Ramadan under lockdown

Alya Mooro

Growing closer to God during Ramadan under lockdown

For many Muslims around the world, Ramadan under lockdown is a chance to reconnect with God.

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

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Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

Tracing Iraq's lost past: Photo archives and national memory

Nazli Tarzi

Tracing Iraq's lost past: Photo archives and national memory

Far removed from today's landscape of military fatigues and rubbled cities, the Iraq Photo Archive chronicles the country's cultural wealth and ...

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