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A passenger bus carrying more than 20 people to a funeral exploded on Sunday, killing dozens on board.

Cemetery workers in Yemen's Aden say there have been five times the normal amount of burials as medics and international organisations warn of a large-scale coronavirus outbreak.

<em>Somali</em> governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

Yemen is 'undercounting' coronavirus cases: sources

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Yemen is 'undercounting' coronavirus cases: sources

As Covid-19 courses through Yemen, some sources claim the government is undercounting cases.

Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

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Freed Italian hostage converted to Islam during Al-Shabab captivity

An Italian aid worker has said she converted to Islam while being held hostage by Al-Shabab-linked militants.

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Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

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Somalia floods force thousands to flee amid coronavirus threat

Tens of thousands of Somali civilians have left the safety of their homes as a result of heavy floods in the region.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in ...

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Houthis confirm first Coronavirus case in Sanaa

Houthi authorities in northern Yemen have confirmed the first Covid-19 case in territory held by the Iran-aligned group.

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

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What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

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Somalia reports first coronavirus death

A 52-year old man became the first man to die in war-torn Somalia, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

Former <em>Somali</em> PM dies of Covid-19 in London

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Former Somali PM dies of Covid-19 in London

Somalia is holding three days of mourning for former PM Nur Hassan Hussein who has died from the coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish musicians have spread an important message on social distancing via an improvised version of an Italian leftist anthem. Somali ...

Somalia sends 20 doctors to help Italy's coronavirus effort

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Somalia sends 20 doctors to help Italy's coronavirus effort

A team of 20 Somali doctors have travelled to Italy to help the European country hardest hit by the coronavirus.

<em>Somali</em> governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of Puntland.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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

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Somalis are dying of coronavirus in Sweden

As coronavirus spreads in Sweden, Somali-Swedes may be particularly vulnerable due to lack of coronavirus information in ...

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Influential Somali academic in hiding after 'blasphemy' death threats

Activists are urging authorities to protect Prof. Mahmoud Jama Ahmed, who has received death threats.

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Muslim women who shattered stereotypes in the past year

#IWD2020: For International Women’s Day, Sami Rahman looks at four Muslim women who have made history and shattered stereotypes in the past 12 ...

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

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Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

Florence Dixon

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

In-depth: From Amo to Habibi, Bernie Sanders has become the first presidential candidate in US history to embrace the Arab community, and ...

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

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Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

Rashida Tlaib wears Palestinian thobe to Trump's SOTU speech

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Rashida Tlaib wears Palestinian thobe to Trump's SOTU speech

Tlaib has used her unique political platform to speak out against Donald Trump.

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