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A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even as one leading producer boosted its production forecast.

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with a mass rollout expected on January 4.

The New Arab Staff

Daily Mail donated masks linked to 'Uighur labour firm'

The masks were purchased from Medwell Medical Products, a company suspected of using forced Uighur Muslim labour.

The New Arab Staff

UK finally extends visa for Egyptian NHS doctor

Dr Basem Enany and his family feared they would be forced to leave the United Kingdom when the doctor's work visa expired in December.

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

The New Arab Staff

Family of Covid-hit Egyptian doctor face removal from UK

The wife and children of Basem Enany, an Egyptian cardiologist hospitalised with Covid-19, could be forced to leave the UK when his work visa ...

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of ...

The New Arab Staff

British Muslim medics face 'shocking Islamophobia' from patients: report

More than 100 British Muslim medics surveyed for an investigation into Islamophobia at the NHS said they faced abuse from managers, ...

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

Narjas Zatat

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

COVID-19 deaths spike among Syria medical personnel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

COVID-19 deaths spike among Syria medical personnel

The number of COVID-19 deaths among medical personnel in government-held parts of Syria has shot up in recent weeks amid a rise in infections, ...

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

A. Kayum Ahmed

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

Comment: Given the extent to which Covid-19 disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, a vaccine should be allocated on an actively ...

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

British street artist Banksy is to donate the proceeds from the auction of one of his works, valued at over $1 million, to a Palestinian ...

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Bilal Hassam

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people ...

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

Ruqaiya Haris

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

CBD oil is sold legally in the UK and could provide Muslims a 'halal' alternative with its reported health benefits.

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

Ylenia Gostoli

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed stark racial inequalities in British society.

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Malia Bouattia

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Comment: The government's BAME Covid-19 review is wrong. It's not the ethnicity of a person that puts them at risk, rather the structural ...

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