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Lebanon's top medics dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have urged an extension of the lockdown, which will last until the last week of January.

The bloodshed comes even as the Taliban and government negotiators engage in peace talks to end the nearly two-decades-long war in the country.

Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

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Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

In a statement released on his aides Twitter account, Trump has said that there will be an orderly transition of power.

Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

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Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would impose a three-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to quell soaring novel ...

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Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

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Trump moves Bush, Clinton portraits to disused room

Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said in his recently published book that Trump "despised" both Bush and Bush's father.

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Jerusalem hit hard by coronavirus resurgence

A new outbreak of coronavirus is threatening to decimate Jerusalem's tourism-centric economy, as Israel and the Palestinian Authority impose ...

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Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

Turkish man 'refuses' restaurant bill, jumps into sea

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Turkish man 'refuses' restaurant bill, jumps into sea

According to Hurriyet Daily, the man was shocked to receive a 'hefty' bill of 330 Turkish Lira ($48) after enjoying a solo dine-in at an upscale ...

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China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

Dozens of new coronavirus cases were reported in China on Sunday.

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Khaled A. Beydoun

For Ahmaud Arbery's killers, his Blackness was transgression enough

Comment: Gunned down while out for a jog, Ahmaud Arbery's death is a dark reminder of the racism that still permeates America and its justice ...

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

UAE reopens malls, eases lockdown over Ramadan

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UAE reopens malls, eases lockdown over Ramadan

The Emirates will reopen malls, cafes and restaurants and ease the curfew on movement for the month of Ramadan, however mosques will remain shut.

Qatari charity feeds expat workers in virus limbo

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Qatari charity feeds expat workers in virus limbo

A Qatari NGO will deliver daily meals out of four kitchens to 4,000 migrant workers in the country's Industrial Area.

Sami Rahman

A hunger for halal as UK food industry booms

The halal food industry in Britain is booming and for the first time ever, Muslim consumers have more choice than ever before.

Sophia Akram

The original fashion trailblazer was a Muslim

A Muslim polymath, known as Ziryab, is said to have shaped many of the lifestyle and cultural traditions of Andalusia in the 9th century.

Sumaiyya Naseem

A bookish love story in Iran: The Stationery Shop

Book Club: In Marjan Kamali’s latest novel, the love of a lifetime is discovered and lost.

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan condemns deadly Erbil attack on consular staff

The attackers are reportedly still at large, with roads out of Erbil closed by security forces in order to apprehend the perpetrators who killed ...

Fake Saudi prince busted after three-decade con

The New Arab

Fake Saudi prince busted after three-decade con

Anthony Gignac - who lived much of his live as Prince Khalid al-Saud - was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison last week.

The New Arab

Jordan court 'categorically rejects' extradition of France attack suspect

A Jordanian court has rejected a request from France to extradite a suspect in the 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that left six ...

Iftar spots in London: Where to break your fast

Sami Rahman

Iftar spots in London: Where to break your fast

The rising multiculturalism in London means that Muslims are spoilt for choice when picking a place to break their fast. Here are some of our ...

Iran's Mahan Air cancels Paris flights over 'sanctions'

The New Arab

Iran's Mahan Air cancels Paris flights over 'sanctions'

An operator at Mahan Air's office in Imam Khomeini Airport said the airline was forced to cancel its Paris flights over "sanctions".

Inside Gitmo: Who is Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi?

Katy Stone

Inside Gitmo: Who is Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi?

Dispatches from Guantanamo: Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi has been held at the infamous prison camp for 12 years. The military judge has just set his ...

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