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The British Islamic Medical Association says religious scholars have offered the opinion that vaccinations do not break the fast.

The announcement has drawn some less-than-impressed responses from social media users.

Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, according to a new report.

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate about Muslim identities in Europe by surveying the thoughts of some ...

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Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

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Egypt court rejects 'ban' on singer Mohamed Ramadan

The case, brought forward by the head of the Egyptian Artists' Syndicate, requested the court refuse permits from the artist to sing in concerts ...

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Apple supplier 'using forced Uighur labour': report

The New Arab Staff

Apple supplier 'using forced Uighur labour': report

Apple has denied any role or connection to forced labour practices in China following the release of a report by the Tech Transparency Project.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

570,000 Uighurs 'forced into China cotton picking camps': report

The New Arab Staff

570,000 Uighurs 'forced into China cotton picking camps': report

Researchers believe that the actual number of Uighurs suspected of being forced into the cotton picking industry could be hundreds of thousands ...

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ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

Lawyers have reportedly been briefed that the ICC will decide there is still not enough evidence for a full-scale investigation.

Diana Alghoul

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes ...

The New Arab Staff

Australian Uighur family reunited after leaving Xinjiang

Sadam Abudusalamu met his three-year-old son for the first time on Thursday when the family were reunited at Sydney airport.

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Sisi weary of backlash over planned Netanyahu visit: source

As Netanyahu is reportedly set to embark on official visit to Egypt, but sources said Egyptian President Sisi and Israeli premier Netanyahu have ...

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that ...

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Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

An Egyptian court is to hear a case against prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan after photos emerged of him posing with Israeli ...

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with ...

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for ...

Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Six sought for questioning over Manchester bombing

Manchester police are looking into half a dozen people in relation to the Manchester Arena bombing.

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