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Muslims around the world had protested against Abdallah bin Bayyah's inclusion in the conference, citing the UAE's targeting of Islamic organisations.

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

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British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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Qatar gives nearly $10 million to rebuild Beirut schools

Qatar is donating $9.8 million to rebuild schools, universities and other educational facilities in areas damaged by this year's Beirut Port blast.

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Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought ...

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Five dead after Mediterranean migrant boat capsizes

Five people have died in the latest incident on the Mediterranean, as another boat capsized.

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

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Egypt condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, calls for ban

President Sisi and Al-Azhar have both condemned the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

French government shuts down major Muslim <em>charity</em>

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French government shuts down major Muslim charity

French authorities have shut down the Muslim charity BarakaCity, which operates in 26 countries, with Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin ...

Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

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Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

The former boss of Catholic Relief Service in Sudan was arrested following an altercation in which he called a security guard a 'slave'.

Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

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Muslim NGO head arrested as France continues 'separatism' crackdown

Idriss Sihamedi's detention comes amid heightened tensions between France's government and its Muslim community.

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Gaza to install China-funded solar panels at children's hospital

The Give Palestine Association collaborated with the enclave’s health ministry to install Chinese-funded energy panels for Al-Durra Children's ...

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Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

A building in Rome owned by a convent will be used as a reception centre for up to 60 asylum seekers, the chaplain responsible for the Vatican's ...

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian official ...

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

London's Borough Market holds <em>charity</em> sale for Beirut

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London's Borough Market holds charity sale for Beirut

London's famous market is putting on a bake sale to raise money for Lebanon's capital city, which suffered in a terribly explosion which ...

Lance Armstrong leads fundraising cycle through Beirut blast site

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Lance Armstrong leads fundraising cycle through Beirut blast site

The disgraced sportsman has turned to charitable work, leading the 'Bike for Beirut' to raise money and awareness for organisations helping ...

Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

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Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

Children and women particularly are suffering from mental health issues due to the ongoing violence in the country.

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