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Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

Coronavirus has disrupted burial rituals in Turkey, with families unable to grieve for their dead relatives and funeral prayers being conducted by imams in hazmat suits.

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

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Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

Medical professionals died as Iran ignored virus concerns: report

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Medical professionals died as Iran ignored virus concerns: report

Interviews with over 30 medical professionals and a review of communications by doctors on messaging apps and other documents reveal many ...

Syria Weekly: A humanitarian crisis unfolds on Turkey's border

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: A humanitarian crisis unfolds on Turkey's border

Idlib province has been hit by more bombing this week, in a deadly campaign threatening to uproot millions more civilians.

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.

Ray Mwareya

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 ...

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Uighur researchers say China running more 'concentration camps'

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement said on Tuesday it has documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain Uighur ...

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'Israel must release Palestinian corpses', rights group urge UN

The National Campaign for Retrieval of the Bodies of Palestinian and Arab War Victims has called on the UN to pressure Israel to release corpses.

Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

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Turkey puts 16 on trial for anti-government protests

Human rights groups have criticised a trial of 16 people in Turkey accused of attempting to overthrow the governments.

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Israeli court rules Palestinians may attend joint memorial

Israel's Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow Palestinians to attend a joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ...

Talk of Israel's right-wing mustn't eclipse its colonial agenda

Ramona Wadi

Talk of Israel's right-wing mustn't eclipse its colonial agenda

Comment: In Israel, talk of right and far-right politics has shifted focus away from the perpetual, violent dispossession of Palestinians, ...

Tomb-raiders: Medical students fuel grave-robbing in hunt for cadavers

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Tomb-raiders: Medical students fuel grave-robbing in hunt for cadavers

Egyptian medical students in Egypt are buying newly buried corpses from 'charity graves' after a shortage of training resources in universities.

Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

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Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

Human rights groups estimate as many as 5,000 people were executed in 1988 during a wartime purge of political prisoners by Iranian authorities.

Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

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Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

The team from the world's chemical arms watchdog has not been able to begin its field work in Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected 7 ...

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Sick civilians leave Syrian Eastern Ghouta amid siege

Two dozen civilians in need of medical care were evacuated on Wednesday from Syria’s besieged rebel enclave near the capital, Damascus

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Nearly half of settler graves 'on private Palestinian land'

New research has found that over 600 Israeli settlers are buried on private Palestinian land - a move which could cause major complications for ...

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IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

Around 700 bodies have been housed at the improvised morgue ever since IS militants were expelled in December 2016 from the coastal city of ...

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Egypt archaeologists uncover treasure trove in ancient goldsmith's grave

Archaeologists have discovered the grave of an Ancient Egyptian goldsmith and his wife who lived around 3,000 years ago.

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Ruqaya Izzidien

Photoblog: The ancient babs of modern Marrakech

The babs of Marrakech have been absorbed into the modern and diverse city - photos by Ruqaya Izzidien.

Quebec town rejects plan to build Muslim cemetery

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Quebec town rejects plan to build Muslim cemetery

Society: A small community near Canada's Quebec City has voted against building what would have been the first Muslim cemetery near the ...

'Worship God with love': Anti-jihadist Ramadan video goes viral

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'Worship God with love': Anti-jihadist Ramadan video goes viral

"Worship your God with love, not terror" is the main message of the three-minute video posted on Friday online by Kuwaiti telecommunications ...

Japanese archaeologists unearth Ramesside-era tomb in Egypt's Luxor

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Japanese archaeologists unearth Ramesside-era tomb in Egypt's Luxor

A team of Japanese archaeologists has unearthed a private tomb in the Theban necropolis of Egypt's southern city of Luxor, an antiquities ...

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