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Tunisia extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and anti-government protests in the country.

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

Two Saudi judges suspended over anti-<em>shisha</em>, anti-shaving rulings

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Two Saudi judges suspended over anti-shisha, anti-shaving rulings

The two judges are currently under investigation and could face penalties.

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden <em>shisha</em> craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

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Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a ...

German far-right party sacks politician over 'gassing migrants' comment

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German far-right party sacks politician over 'gassing migrants' comment

AfD spokesman Christian Lueth was fired from the party after being caught on tape allegedly saying migrants to Gemrany could be gassed or shot.

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Jordan announces smoking crackdown in coronavirus fight

Jordan has banned all forms of smoking in closed public spaces in the country's latest effort to battle Covid-19.

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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 Christchurch ...

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Germany reports spike in far-right crime for 2019

Crimes committed by members of the far-right scene in Germany have grown 9.4 percent since last year, accounting for more than half of the ...

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UAE skyscraper blaze started from 'cigarette or sheesha'

A huge blaze broke out last week in the emirate of Sharjah.

Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

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Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

Deprived of rehearsal rooms or workshops by restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many people have found solace ...

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UAE reopens malls, eases lockdown over Ramadan

The Emirates will reopen malls, cafes and restaurants and ease the curfew on movement for the month of Ramadan, however mosques will remain shut.

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest ...

Afghanistan: Asia's next coronavirus epicentre?

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Afghanistan: Asia's next coronavirus epicentre?

With tens of thousands of new arrivals from neighbouring Iran, which has recorded over 1800 deaths, Afghanistan's war-weary healthcare system ...

Syria's White Helmets join the fight against coronavirus

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Syria's White Helmets join the fight against coronavirus

Syria's White Helmets are sterilising schools, mosques and camps in the country's northwest.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Military deployment in Malaysia, cancelled New Years Day celebrations in Iran and arrests in today's Coronavirus roundup.

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Turkey detains 64 over 'provocative' coronavirus posts

The interior ministry did not give details but there have been instances in other countries of misinformation shared online including in Indonesia and the United States.

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Omani football fans chant 'corona, corona'

Omani football fans have ignored government warning and held celebrations outside a crowd.

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WHO to test for coronavirus in northwest Syria

The WHO will start testing for the coronavirus in northwest Syria, where close to a million civilians were left displaced by the devastating ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Syria elections postponed as Damascus insists it is coronavirus-free

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Syria elections postponed as Damascus insists it is coronavirus-free

Syria's presidential office on Saturday said the vote will be pushed back to May 20, from the original date of April 13.

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Syria bans shisha, closes schools amid coronavirus prevention measures

Syrian authorities announced a number of preventative measures against coronavirus, which included a ban on shisha at restaurants and ...

Vigils held in Germany for victims of racist attack

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Vigils held in Germany for victims of racist attack

Thousands of people gathered in silence across Germany on Thursday evening to show solidarity with the victims of a racist attack on a ...

Muslim prayer leader at London mosque stabbed

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Muslim prayer leader at London mosque stabbed

The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called to the London Central Mosque near Regent's Park where a man in his 70s was found with ...

Deadly Germany shootings being investigated as far-right terror incident

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Deadly Germany shootings being investigated as far-right terror incident

A confession letter found hours after a gunman killed nine people of 'migrant background' in a German shisha cafe calls for ...

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