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After officials refused to allow the group to land, locals took matters into their own hands by jumping into boats which they used to pull the asylum seekers to shore.

Saudi Arabia is expected to either largely scale back or cancel the annual pilgrimage as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.

Malaysian minister, muftis defend 'no foreigner' in mosques rule

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Malaysian minister, muftis defend 'no foreigner' in mosques rule

A new coronavirus lockdown easing measure in Malaysia has been slammed as xenophobic.

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

Hundreds of Rohingya come ashore in <em>Malaysia</em>

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Hundreds of Rohingya come ashore in Malaysia

More than 260 Rohingya arrived by boat in Malaysia on Monday, officials said, despite authorities' efforts to fight the coronavirus by ...

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the LGBT community.

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

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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.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

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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 ...

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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Emergency teams are trying to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' amongst Rohingya Muslim refugees.

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 ...

Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

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'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

Dozens of Rohingya refugees believed to have been on two boats stranded at sea for weeks landed on Bangladesh's coast.

HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

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HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

Bangladesh's rejection of boats stranded for several weeks with hundreds of Rohingya refugees on board threatens lives and violates ...

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Rohingya refugees at sea risk contracting Covid-19: UNHCR

The United Nations have warned that turning away Rohingya refugees could prove fatal, especially given the coronavirus pandemic.

Austin Bodetti

How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will bear little resemblance to the celebrations that have coloured Islam's history for centuries.

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Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan begins under unprecedented social restrictions across the world, preventing the traditional mass prayers and large ...

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SpongeBob surprises Muslims with Ramadan message

From the depths of the Pacific Ocean, SpongeBob had a special message for those beginning the fasting month.

Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

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Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees are stranded at sea as Bangladesh and Malaysia refuse to allow them entry.

Shan. A. Zain

Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

This year millions of Muslims across the world are facing a Ramadan like never before, as communal and cultural events are disrupted by the ...

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

<em>Malaysia</em> turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

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Malaysia turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

Around 200 muslim refugees fleeing from ethnic violence in Rohingya were turned away by Malaysian authorities over coronavirus concerns.

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