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

US officials praised a ceasefire proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by the Afghan government, a development that raised hopes for the long-awaited peace talks between both sides.

Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

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WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

Former Saudi finance minister imprisoned after tweet mourning dissident

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Former Saudi finance minister imprisoned after tweet mourning dissident

The son of former Saudi deputy Finance Minister and writer Abdulaziz Al-Dakhil revealed that his father is currently being detained by ...

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave behind.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The Taliban are prepared to engage in peace talks with the government after Eid al-Adha.

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

Popular Egyptian singer sentenced to one year in prison

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Popular Egyptian singer sentenced to one year in prison

Egypt’s Dokki Misdemeanor Court has sentenced popular actor-turned-singer Mohamed Ramadan to one year in prison for slandering a pilot ...

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Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

Pakistan PM urges 'simplicity' to slow Covid-19 over Eid

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Pakistan PM urges 'simplicity' to slow Covid-19 over Eid

Imran Khan urged Pakistanis to celebrate Eid al-Adha with 'simplicity' to prevent a spike in Covid-19 cases.

Bahrain's torture-tainted courts

Joe Stork

Bahrain's torture-tainted courts

Comment: Disregarding credible evidence of torture, and laws against forced confession shows the criminal malfeasance of Bahrain's justice ...

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Gaia Caramazza

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

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Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death toll and the Gulf sees a spike in infections.

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Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

Ragaa el-Geddawy has died of coronavirus, flooding tributes across the world.

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Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

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Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

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UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

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Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

An Iranian newspaper has claimed the arrest of three members of a student charity is due to the group 'portraying the justice and human rights ...

Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

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Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell skin lightening products that are sold in the Middle East.

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

Mel Plant

Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

Iran, Israel and Turkey have all seen cases surge after coronavirus lockdown measures were eased in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

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