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Book Club: Marguerite Richards' anthology of global Muslim voices is a honest recollection of the human experience. From chaos to peace, subjugation to freedom, the 34 personal essays reveal all.

An on-stage fracas at a beauty pageant had serious consequences for 'Mrs World', who was charged with assault. This year's 'Mrs Sri Lanka' required hospital treatment after the incident.

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> says burqa ban is for national security

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka says burqa ban is for national security

The Sri Lankan government insisted Tuesday that preventing Muslim women from wearing the niqab was a national security move.

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

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Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ...

The New Arab Staff

Muslim families complain over Sri Lankan Covid cremations: UN

Muslim families have taken to the UN in an effort to put an end to coronavirus cremations in Sri Lanka, citing religious freedom.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims

Sri Lanka's controversial decision to cremate the bodies of Muslims who died of coronavirus has been met with intense opposition by the ...

The New Arab Staff

MCB urges reversal of Sri Lanka's cremation policy

The Muslim Council of Britain has urged the international community to pressure Sri Lanka to lift its mandatory cremation ...

The New Arab Staff

Maldives' coronavirus burial plan 'marginalises Muslims', UN expert says

Plans to help bury Sri Lankan Muslims who died of Covid-19 in the Maldives so they aren't cremated in Sri Lanka have ...

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> cremates Muslim Covid-19 victims against religious wishes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka cremates Muslim Covid-19 victims against religious wishes

The country's attorney-general said authorities were free to cremate 19 Muslims killed by the virus, after their families refused to claim their ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump Jr mocked for geographically wrong election prediction map

Donald Trump Jr has been mocked for tweeting a map of his election predictions, with the whole world coloured red for his father - except ...

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to ...

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> must end forced cremation of Muslims

Tasnim Nazeer

Sri Lanka must end forced cremation of Muslims

Comment: Sri Lanka's policy of compulsory cremation for victims of coronavirus is an assault on the religious burial rites of its ...

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

The New Arab & agencies

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

Facebook has apologised for its role in the 2018 deadly unrest in Sri Lanka, after an investigation found incendiary content ...

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

<em>Sri</em> Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

Imrul Islam

Sri Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

Comment: Since last year's Easter bombing, Sri Lanka's Muslim community has suffered increased attacks and Islamophobia at both the ...

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

The New Arab

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

A new viral trend call #YouClapForMeNow is celebrating ethnic minority essential workers working in the front lines to battle the Covid-19 ...

UK urged to investigate coronavirus deaths of BAME doctors

The New Arab

UK urged to investigate coronavirus deaths of BAME doctors

The head of the British Medical Association has urged the government to investigate if and why black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more ...

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