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Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has revealed, despite their regimes verging on normalisation.

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in Senegal's second-largest city.

White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

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White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

US President Donald Trump revealed that a White House worker tested positive for coronavirus.

Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

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Five Arab League countries in talks with Israel revealed

US President Donald Trump has said US-brokered normalisation deals are close between Israel and 'five or six' other Arab countries.

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

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Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

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Toppled Mali president flies to UAE for medical treatment

Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

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Mecca Friday sermon causes outrage over Israel 'normalisation' hints

Social media users have responded angrily, claiming his religious rhetoric paves the way for Saudi Arabia to follow suit with the UAE and ...

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Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

The reshuffle comes a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

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The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

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Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never ...

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

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Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, sources ...

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

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Mauritania reinstates mosque prayer restrictions amid Covid-19 spike

After a rise in coronavirus cases, Mauritania is reinstating mosque prayer restrictions

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Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

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Mauritanians flock to mosques after prayer ban lifted

Mauritanians have packed Mosques, ignoring social distancing rules.

<em>Mauritania</em> confirms first coronavirus case

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Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case

An expatriate man who had flown into Mauritania from Europe has tested positive for coronavirus.

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UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

<em>Mauritania</em> arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

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Mauritania arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

Ten men were arrested in Mauritania after a video of a birthday party was said to be the country's first gay marriage ceremony.

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Anthony Harwood

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, ...

31 women killed in Burkina Faso extremist attack

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31 women killed in Burkina Faso extremist attack

Burkina Faso's president has declared two days of national mourning after one of the worst attacks in the west African nation's modern history.

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