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The comedian joked that 'the saddest thing' about the mosque shooting which killed 51 was a shortage of cab drivers that night.

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in <em>New</em> <em>Zealand</em>

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Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani has been granted asylum in New Zealand after being six years in limbo under Australia's immigration policies.

<em>New</em> <em>Zealand</em> mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing

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New Zealand mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing

New Zealand Muslim Association president Ikhlaq Kashkari questioned Tarrant's motives, saying victims could be re-traumatised ...

Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

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Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

A Muslim women's council told a closed-door inquiry they were warned of a threat against mosques on the day of the Christchurch attack but were ...

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New Zealand mosque shooter to be sentenced in August

A white supremacist who murdered dozens of Muslim worshippers in last year's New Zealand mosque shootings will be sentenced next month.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative ...

Backlash against Netanyahu as Israel enters second coronavirus wave

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Backlash against Netanyahu as Israel enters second coronavirus wave

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is receiving backlash as Israel enters a second wave of the novel coronavirus.

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

Trump's scheming tries to shield US, Israel from accountability

Josh Ruebner

Trump's scheming tries to shield US, Israel from accountability

Comment: Trump's attempt to sanction those investigating US and Israeli war crimes shows a callous willingness to put America and its allies ...

Norway mosque shooter jailed for minimum 21 years

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Norway mosque shooter jailed for minimum 21 years

Self-proclaimed neo-Nazi Philip Manshaus was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison for a 2019 mosque attack near Oslo and murdering his ...

German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

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German man held for planning 'Christchurch-inspired' attack on Muslims

A 21-year-old man has been detained in Germany on suspicion of planning to kill Muslims in an attack inspired by New Zealand's ...

Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

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Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

Norwegian prosecutors have called for Philip Manshaus, who admits opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in 2019, to be given the toughest possible ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

The New Arab & agencies

US oil rebounds after crash as stocks suffer losses

US oil prices have bounced back after they crashed below $0 for a number of hours on Monday.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to ...

Anu Shukla

Fear spreads faster than infection at Rohingya refugee camps

The Bangladeshi government's ban on internet access for Rohingya refugees is causing panic and misinformation to spread faster than the ...

<em>New</em> <em>Zealand</em> mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

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New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

The gunman who massacred worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last year unexpectedly pleaded guilty to the charges laid out ...

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims still feel unsafe after deadly New Zealand massacre

On March 15, 2019, a self-avowed white supremacist launched a massacre on mosques in New Zealand, killing 51 worshippers. ...

<em>New</em> <em>Zealand</em> cancels mosque massacre remembrance over virus fears

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New Zealand cancels mosque massacre remembrance over virus fears

The National Remembrance Service planned to mark one year since the Christchurch mosque attacks on Sunday 15 March has been cancelled as a ...

Ardern says racist threat lingers after Christchurch mosque attacks

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Ardern says racist threat lingers after Christchurch mosque attacks

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined more than a thousand Muslims for Friday prayers.

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine ...

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