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Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Gaza Strip lost 23 people in 24 hours due to Covid-19, its highest toll since the beginning of the pandemic.

Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching <em>ban</em>'

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Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ally Turkey.

Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

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Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and ...

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

The New Arab Staff

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

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France 'to ban Algerian flags' at weddings

France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say ...

The New Arab Staff

Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

France hijab <em>ban</em> for under 18s triggers critical backlash

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France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has prompted an ...

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Brooke Anderson

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Dozens of Uighurs and supporters gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Washington to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the ...

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Khaled Diab

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Comment: The concentration of immigrants in certain poor neighbourhoods is far more a sign of the ghetto mentality of Denmark's majority than ...

Ramadan: Mecca mosque to be sanitised 10 times daily

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Ramadan: Mecca mosque to be sanitised 10 times daily

The new measures were announced as Muslims prepare to begin the fasting month in mid-April.

France insists 'no <em>ban</em>' on halal slaughter

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France insists 'no ban' on halal slaughter

The Agriculture Ministry clarified it has not passed any prohibitions of religious slaughter.

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Indonesia bans Ramadan exodus over Covid-19 fears

Indonesia banned Mudik, an annual exodus that sees millions travel across the vast nation to mark the end of Ramadan, to prevent spikes in coronavirus cases.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

The New Arab Staff

Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

The motion would urge Australia to act on allegations of forced labour.

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality ...

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Aisha Yusuff

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating ...

Malia Bouattia

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets ...

Sri Lanka says burqa <em>ban</em> is for national security

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Sri Lanka says burqa ban is for national security

The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing the niqab was a national security move.

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

The New Arab Staff

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

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Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the Arabic word 'Allah' in reference to God.

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