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In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the authorities managing them.

Rapper Jay-Z has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a famed Kenyan mosque.

Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

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Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

Donald Trump has caused chaos in US parliament after refusing a $900 billion pandemic relief.

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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

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

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

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed doors or in expat enclaves.

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Santa is 'immune' to Covid-19, says WHO

A lighthearted exchange between a World Health Organisation rep and and a journalist alleviated an otherwise serious conversation about the ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump congratulates 'proud Islamophobe' on Republican primary victory

The US president wished good luck to Laura Loomer, a far-right congressional candidate in his home district.

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter conceals Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter has concealed a tweet by Trump calling for shooting Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis.

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

Narjas Zatat

Books by Muslim authors every child should be reading

From teenage novels to stories for younger readers, here are a few books by Muslim authors children should be reading right now.

The New Arab

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei urges Muslims, Christians to honour Jesus

Jesus is also revered as a prophet in the Islamic faith.

Palestinian Muslim women make <em>Santa</em> dolls in Gaza Strip

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Palestinian Muslim women make Santa dolls in Gaza Strip

Muslim women in the Gaza Strip are making holiday gift dolls, as many Christian Gazans find their requests to visit the holy city of Bethlehem ...

Palestinian Christians in Gaza celebrate Christmas after permits row

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Palestinian Christians in Gaza celebrate Christmas after permits row

Palestinians in Gaza celebrate Christmas in the coastal strip after a row over obtaining permits from Israeli security to visit Bethlehem.

Brazil's army to tackle Amazon fires amid global outcry

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Brazil's army to tackle Amazon fires amid global outcry

Global outcry over fires in the Amazon sparked protests and threatened a huge trade deal, prompting Brazil's Bolsonaro to authorise the ...

Iranian-Americans sue Trump administration over 'Muslim travel ban'

The New Arab

Iranian-Americans sue Trump administration over 'Muslim travel ban'

Some of the Iranian-American families have been separated for years - and they fear that rising tensions between Iran and the US will make ...

Hadani Ditmars

Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers and its meaning today

The lullaby sung by young Mary to her son Jesus about the fate that awaits him brings to mind the mothers of Yemen, Syria and Palestine, who sing similar laments.

The New Arab & agencies

Boat carrying 311 migrants rescued off Libya reaches Spain

The boat belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms will be the first charity rescue ship since August to dock and unload migrants into Spain.

Sophia Akram

London's Ahmadiyya Muslims launch food drive for winter

Society: Over 1,000 AMYA members across the country are planning to volunteer between December 15 and January 1 in order to help fight ...

The New Arab & agencies

Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years

Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas ...

Vatican beatifies Catholics killed in Algeria's civil war

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Vatican beatifies Catholics killed in Algeria's civil war

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were killed during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s.

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After Raed Fares killing, defiant Syria town protests on

Defiant Syrians in Kafranbel are determined to keep protesting after the murder of the town's most charismatic activist.

Egypt airline prints cringe-worthy 'fake' interview with Drew Barrymore

The New Arab

Egypt airline prints cringe-worthy 'fake' interview with Drew Barrymore

EgyptAir's in-flight magazine has been met with online derision over an almost certainly fake 'interview' with Drew Barrymore.

Denuclearising the Middle East

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Denuclearising the Middle East

Comment: Teachers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are calling for ending unconditional support for Israel, and for the region to ...

Muslims are not your 'cup of tea' this Christmas

Ruqaya Izzidien

Muslims are not your 'cup of tea' this Christmas

This Christmas will see the first advert with the aim of challenging the misconception that Muslims are anti-Christmas, but there's been an ...

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