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The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

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

Egypt hospital shuts following coronavirus outbreak among staff

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Egypt hospital shuts following coronavirus outbreak among staff

Alexandria's Raquda Hospital has closed for 14 days after becoming the latest Egyptian facility to witness an alarming spread of coronavirus among its staff.

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

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Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

A hospital in Egypt's Dakahlia Governorate will be closed for three days after 21 doctors, nurses and radiologists tested positive.

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Egyptian workers say government coronavirus aid not enough

Government aid of 500 Egyptian pounds will not be enough to pay the bills, workers have said.

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Guardian journalist forced to flee Egypt after coronavirus story

A Guardian journalist was forced to leave Egypt after a coronavirus report infuriated authorities.

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Egypt shuts Al-Azhar mosque and churches over coronavirus fears

Egypt's Al-Azhar mosque will close its doors to worshippers as religious authorities move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

The families of Egypt's detainees are calling for action to be taken before coronavirus finds its way into Egypt's overcrowded and neglected ...

Egypt demands apology from Guardian, NYT over coronavirus study

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Egypt demands apology from Guardian, NYT over coronavirus study

Egyptian authorities lashed out at Cairo-based reporters from The Guardian and the New York Times who cited a Canadian study suggesting ...

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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 ...

Prominent anti-hijab activist calls for boycott of Iran elections

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Prominent anti-hijab activist calls for boycott of Iran elections

Shaparak Shajarizadeh became a dissident in 2018 when she was arrested for repeatedly removing her headscarf in public as part of a women's ...

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Faysal and Nizar Mohamad

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Comment: The PA and EU have a chance to reclaim an international order hijacked by Israeli obstructionism and American unpredictability, write ...

Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists

David Sheen

Netanyahu has long run cover for Israel's biggest racists

Comment: Whether or not he's re-elected, the damage is done. Netanyahu has paved the way for the most maniacal racists in Israel's history, ...

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

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Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

Rahaf, who lives in Canada, became the target of trolls after she posted a photo on social media wearing a bikini.

Ray Mwareya

Canada's Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Quebec City, the capital of Canada's only French-speaking province where the hijab has been banned, has finally got the approval for its own Muslim cemetery.

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Canada's 'Islamophobic' Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Quebec City, the capital of Canada's only French-speaking province where the hijab has been banned, has finally got the approval for its own ...

Courtney Freer

Don't expect White House reproach over Bezos phone hack

Comment: Even if a US investigation concludes Saudi Arabia hacked the phones of Bezos and a US journalist, it's unlikely to rattle US-Saudi ...

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film at the ...

Trudeau partly blames US for Iran plane deaths

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Trudeau partly blames US for Iran plane deaths

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed America of what he says was a needless escalation of hostilities against Iran which led to the ...

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Canada's Trudeau demands 'accountability' from Iran following plane admission

The Canadian leader has called for transparency and justice for the families of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian plane shot down by Iran, 63 of ...

Iran plane crash: Heartbreaking final moments of the victims

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Iran plane crash: Heartbreaking final moments of the victims

'I told her not to worry': PS752 passengers' final moments and messages paint a heartbreaking picture of the human cost of the regional chaos.

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

Newlyweds, students among Canadians lost in Iran plane crash

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Newlyweds, students among Canadians lost in Iran plane crash

The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 disappeared from radar early on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini ...

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