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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.

Tanishq jewelry has pulled an ad featuring a Muslim-Hindu couple after causing outrage.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

The New Arab Staff

Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

Moscow has said it will assist the Syrian regime in building a miniature version of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in response to Turkey's conversion ...

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi scholar publishes in Israeli journal for first time

The academic article may stoke controversy among supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates an academic boycott on Israel.

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US Muslim organisation to represent prisoner denied kosher meals

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says a Michigan jail's refusal to provide kosher meals to a Jewish inmate violates the US ...

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Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

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UAE foreign minister to speak at pro-Israel forum

Anwar Gargash and Mohammad al-Issa will speak at the American Jewish Cooperation's global virtual forum.

Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

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Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

A pastor and an imam collaborated in Germany to provide a space of worship to muslims inside a church, in a bid to observe strict social ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's former chief rabbi dies of coronavirus

Israel's former chief rabbi Eliahou Bakshi-Doron, who was known for promoting interfaith dialogue, died Sunday of the new coronavirus, ...

Palestinian-Jordanian cleric faces Emirati court for 'spreading hatred'

Kamal Afzali

Palestinian-Jordanian cleric faces Emirati court for 'spreading hatred'

An Emirati criminal court claimed Wassim Youssef had threatened 'national unity and public order' for a Twitter post directed at those who ...

Gulf leaders can't ignore public opposition to Trump's deal

Courtney Freer

Gulf leaders can't ignore public opposition to Trump's deal

Comment: Those Gulf states that support normalising ties with Israel are facing opposition from the public's staunch support for Palestinians, ...

Saudi sheikh leads prayers outside Auschwitz Holocaust memorial

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Saudi sheikh leads prayers outside Auschwitz Holocaust memorial

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa, the secretary-general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, led prayers inside the former Nazi-German concentration ...

Saudi religious leader set for historic visit to Auschwitz

The New Arab

Saudi religious leader set for historic visit to Auschwitz

Mohammed al-Issa, an ally of Mohammed bin Salman, will visit Auschwitz alongside a delegation of American Jewish Committee officials and Islamic ...

The New Arab

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi meets Bahrain King at interfaith event

‘The people of the Middle East want peace with Israel and good relations,’ Rabbi Shlomo Amar said during a visit to Bahrain which symbolised the two countries’ warming ties.

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Jordan cancels interfaith conference set to have Israeli delegation

An interfaith conference in Jordan was cancelled a day before it was due to start.

Tasnim Nazeer

Weaponising the Muslim vote in Sri Lanka's election

Comment: A video produced by Rajapaksa's campaign misleadingly positions him as a candidate who would look out for Sri Lanka's Muslims, writes ...

The New Arab

Malaysian politician accuses Zakir Naik of 'incitement'

A Malaysian politician has reiterated calls for televangelist Zakir Naik to leave the Southeast Asian country, accusing the preacher of inciting ...

Ignoring Sri Lanka's Islamophobia harms an already vulnerable community

Tasnim Nazeer

Ignoring Sri Lanka's Islamophobia harms an already vulnerable community

Comment: It's crucial that the Sri Lankan government sets an example in taking a stand against anti-Muslim hate in the country, writes Tasnim ...

The New Arab

Turkish NBA star's basketball camp cancelled after 'consulate threats'

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter says his youth basketball summer camp was cancelled after threats from the Turkish consulate, which opposes his ...

The Aziziye Mosque: One of London's most stunning mosques

Sophia Akram

The Aziziye Mosque: One of London's most stunning mosques

See in pictures: The Aziziye Mosque in Stoke Newington is thought of as one of Britain's most stunning mosques.

Gorilla warfare: Escaped Lebanese monkey causes chaos in Israel

The New Arab

Gorilla warfare: Escaped Lebanese monkey causes chaos in Israel

A maverick monkey that escaped last week from a farm run by a French nun in Lebanon has been spotted in Israel after apparently crossing the ...

Turkey seeking extradition of UK lawyer over 'terrorist propaganda'

The New Arab

Turkey seeking extradition of UK lawyer over 'terrorist propaganda'

A British lawyer is facing extradition - and up to 10 years in prison in Turkey - over accusations that he has spread 'propaganda' for the Gulen ...

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