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Bahrain Abdullatif Al-Zayani used a glass of water, instead of champagne, to toast his leader during a trip to Israel.

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, writes Malia Bouattia.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

French government shuts down major Muslim charity

The New Arab Staff

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 accused ...

Malia Bouattia

Macron reminds Muslims that French 'freedom' isn't for everyone

Comment: President Macron's war on Islam is putting France's Muslim community in very real danger, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

The New Arab Staff

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's ...

The New Arab Staff

Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Nutella 'not <em>halal</em>' tweet leaves a bitter taste

The New Arab Staff

Nutella 'not halal' tweet leaves a bitter taste

Muslim fans were left heartbroken after the renowned hazelnut chocolate spread brand declared that its product was not 'halal' before ...

Muslim ICE detainees 'forced to eat pork': lawyers

The New Arab Staff

Muslim ICE detainees 'forced to eat pork': lawyers

Detainees who complained about the situation to the detention centre's chaplain were allegedly told 'it is what it is'.

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

The New Arab Staff

UK's first online 'Muslim sex shop' set to launch

Habebee.com does not break the accepted rules of relations between husband and wife in Islam.

Ruqaiya Haris

British Muslims say CBD oil is a 'halal healer'

CBD oil is sold legally in the UK and could provide Muslims a 'halal' alternative with its reported health benefits.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's top religious body slams Ottoman 'occupation' of Istanbul

The influential religious body's statement about the Ottoman conquest comes amid fierce debate around the conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a ...

The New Arab & agencies

New York to serve 500,000 free Ramadan meals

New York City plans expects to feed 10 million people this month, with preparations for 15 million in May amid the city's coronavirus lockdown.

Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

The New Arab

Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

Robots inspired by China's bot medics will help Malaysia's medical staff keep a safe distance from coronavirus patients.

The New Arab

Malaysia's king and queen self-quarantine after staff contract coronavirus

Malaysia's royal family has gone into self-isolation after several of their staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Malaysia is selling fake '<em>halal</em>' hand sanitiser for coronavirus

The New Arab

Malaysia is selling fake 'halal' hand sanitiser for coronavirus

With the coronavirus epidemic in full swing, some people in Malaysia have been selling 'halal' hand sanitiser without alcohol - despite ...

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

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