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The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious minorities in Afghanistan.

Comment: Sri Lanka's policy of compulsory cremation for victims of coronavirus is an assault on the religious burial rites of its minority Muslim community, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

Muslims concerned over UK plans to cremate Covid-19 victims

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Muslims concerned over UK plans to cremate Covid-19 victims

Muslims, along with Jews, unanimously shun the act of cremation in their burial rites, as the dead body is regarded as sacred.

Egypt unearths ancient Alexandria artefacts 'hidden' in WWII

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Egypt unearths ancient Alexandria artefacts 'hidden' in WWII

Hundreds of ancient pottery items have been discovered in an Alexandria museum in a hiding place created during World War II.

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

Mansour Omari

Assad's not 'using a crematorium', he's executing a holocaust

Comment: The word 'crematorium' obscures the extent of Assad's crimes. His furnace is an illegal way of disposing of bodies, denying relatives their right to a corpse, writes Mansour Omari.

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The modern-day Ibn Battuta: From Morocco to Uzbekistan

Mohammed Khamouch is a Moroccan man determined to follow in the footsteps of great Muslim 'wanderers', embarking on a journey that took him to ...

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