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Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king declared a nationwide state of emergency.

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the charge of "using Islam for political gain".

Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

Malaysia's <em>Mahathir</em> complains over removal of France posts

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Malaysia's Mahathir complains over removal of France posts

Mahathir Mohamad's posts claimed Muslims had the right to "kill millions of French people", sparking widespread condemnation.

Malaysia's <em>Mahathir</em> says Muslims have right to kill French

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Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims have right to kill French

The former prime minister of Malaysia sparked outrage after he said Muslims have a right 'to kill millions of French people' in a now deleted ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysian PM wins crucial victory in state polls

The country's prime minister celebrates a narrow victory in state elections, as his hold on power wavers.

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Malaysia PM faces major test in state polls

The outcome of the Sabah state elections, in which 1.1 million people are eligible to vote for 73 assembly seats, will be a key test of ...

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysia's Mahathir urges parliament vote to defy Muhyiddin appointment

Muhyiddin took the oath of office following the collapse of the former ruling coalition, but Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday urged ...

Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin PM amid political crisis

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Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin PM amid political crisis

Mahathir Mohamad's bid to retain his post as Malaysian prime minister has failed following a decision from the country's king.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

Analysts suggest that the Malaysian PM may not be gone for good, and that the resignation is a political move to create a new majority.

Muslim allies Pakistan, Turkey mull dual nationality deal

The New Arab

Muslim allies Pakistan, Turkey mull dual nationality deal

Turkey proposed plans to Pakistan on Friday allowing citizens of both nations to have dual nationality, according to a ministry statement.

Malaysia's former PM 'asked UAE to fake evidence'

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Malaysia's former PM 'asked UAE to fake evidence'

Malaysia's disgraced former prime minister reportedly sought help from UAE's crown prince, asking him to fake evidence in an attempt the cover ...

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

Muslim nations mull trading in gold to beat sanctions

The New Arab

Muslim nations mull trading in gold to beat sanctions

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday proposed Muslim countries should trade using gold and a barter system.

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Kuala Lumpur Summit: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

Leaders and delegates from 20 Muslim countries travelled to Malaysia, where they discussed everything from Islamophobia and Palestine to economic 'terrorism'.

The New Arab

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for Islamic summit

The four-day summit held in Kuala Lumpur will see Muslim leaders, scholars and academics discuss issues pertinent to the global Muslim community.

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan's Khan cancels trip to Malaysia following 'Saudi pressure'

Imran Khan will be absent from the the Kuala Lumpur Summit under pressure from Saudi Arabia, who see the summit as threatening their dominance ...

The New Arab

Malaysia does not support 'illegal' US sanctions on Iran

Malaysia's prime minister said his country does not support the US sanctions imposed on Iran, which he said violate international law.

Israel bars Malaysian diplomats from Palestinian territories in 'retaliation'

The New Arab

Israel bars Malaysian diplomats from Palestinian territories in 'retaliation'

Israel's foreign ministry has said that Malaysian diplomats will be barred from entering the Palestinian Territories until the Southeast Asian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysia aiming to locate $4.3bn linked to 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's anti-corruption chief has said that five countries are working with Malaysia to locate more than $4bn in funds allegedly stolen from ...

'Unsatisfied' Malaysia rejects $2 billion compensation from Goldman Sachs

The New Arab

'Unsatisfied' Malaysia rejects $2 billion compensation from Goldman Sachs

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is accused of channelling around $700 million from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in 2015.

Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan pledge launch of anti-Islamophobia TV channel

The New Arab

Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan pledge launch of anti-Islamophobia TV channel

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced trilateral plans for the launch of a TV channel to 'set the record straight' on Islam.

Modi 'didn't ask' for Naik extradition, says Malaysia PM

The New Arab

Modi 'didn't ask' for Naik extradition, says Malaysia PM

Malaysia's prime minister says Indian leader Narendra Modi made no request to extradite preacher Zakir Naik when the pair met in Russia earlier ...

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