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A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

Muslim fans were left heartbroken after the renowned hazelnut chocolate spread brand declared that its product was not 'halal' before the error was quickly rectified by lovers of the spread.

Pro-reform Iranian religious leader dies aged 83

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Pro-reform Iranian religious leader dies aged 83

Ayatollah Yousef Saanei died in a hospital in the holy city of Qom after being hospitalized for two days with a broken hip and wrist.

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ...

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

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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 ...

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Eight Chadian soldiers killed by mine in IS-affiliate area

An explosive device suspected to have been laid the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed at least eight Chadian forces near Lake Chad

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Egypt mufti says neutrality in Libya is 'haram'

Two of Egypt's top Muslim religious authorities have backed the country's stance on Libya after President Sisi threatened to intervene in ...

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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.

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Jihadists kill dozens in Nigeria attacks: local sources

Inhabitants of remote Goni Usmanti village said fighters gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze killing an unknown ...

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

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Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter faction that broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, is believed to be behind ...

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

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Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem reopened after being closed for over two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

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Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem were attacked by Israeli forces while performing nightly prayers, a report said.

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen after Eid holiday

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque to reopen after Eid holiday

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem will reopen to worshippers after the Eid holiday

Niger claims 75 'Boko <em>Haram</em> terrorists' killed

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Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

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Niger army repels jihadist attack on major city

Niger's army have repelled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists near the country's border with Nigeria.

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Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

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Israel to 'usurp' lands of iconic Palestinian religious site

A Palestinian official has accused Israel of using false legal justifications to usurp more Palestinian lands.

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Fasting strengthens the immune system, Turkey's religious chief says

Muslims should pray at home and give up harmful habits such as smoking this Ramadan, Turkey's top religious authority has said amid the ...

Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

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Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

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UAE declares congregational Ramadan prayers 'haram' amid coronavirus pandemic

Congregating to pray during Ramadan would endanger the lives of millions of people, the UAE said, during an announcement instructing Muslims to ...

Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

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Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

The group of 44 militants seemed to have been poisoned in their prison cells, following their arrest during a large scale operation against Boko ...

Boko <em>Haram</em> leader says coronavirus 'punishment for evil'

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Boko Haram leader says coronavirus 'punishment for evil'

The leader of Nigeria's militant Boko Haram, responsible for the killing of thousands, said that the coronavirus pandemic is a ...

Al-Aqsa mosque compound shuts down over coronavirus fears

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Al-Aqsa mosque compound shuts down over coronavirus fears

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem will be entirely closed to the public from Monday, the authority that administers Muslim holy sites in ...

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