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Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

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Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

Rapper Jay-Z has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a famed Kenyan mosque.

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

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Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

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Flooding kills more than 90 in East Timor, Indonesia

More than 90 people have tragically lost their lives after mass flooding in East Timor and Indonesia.

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Two migrant boats at sea for days now safe

On three boats in the Mediterranean monitored over their critical situation, only two were rescued on Saturday.

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

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Greece accuses Turkish coastguard of Aegean 'provocations'

Athens accused the Turkish coastguard of 'accompanying flimsy migrant boats'.

Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

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Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

Shootout at Indonesia's national police headquarters: media

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Shootout at Indonesia's national police headquarters: media

Police in Jakarta have shot dead a person who entered the police station, in what was described as a terror attack.

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

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'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

Designed to be temporary after a fire destroyed the island's previous permanent facility of Moria, Mavrovouni has been home to over 6,000 people ...

Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

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Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

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EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

EU commissioner Ylva Johansson and Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi are meeting with local officials on the Greek islands of Samos and ...

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Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

Indonesian police said that one of the two suicide bombers who carried an attack on a cathedral was part of JAD, a pro-Islamic State extremist group.

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Turkey approves plans for controversial Istanbul canal

The canal will help prevent Suez-like accidents, Environment Minister Murat Kurum said.

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

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Mexican child, 9, dies trying to enter US

A nine-year-old Mexican girl died while trying to cross the Rio Grande to enter the United States

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

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Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

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Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

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US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

The US, FRance, Belgium and Japan hold a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman despite tensions with Iran over the nuclear deal.

EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

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EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

EU chiefs discussed a "possible visit" to Turkey after next week's European summit, as the two sides look to mend ties.

Turkey accuses Greece of leaving handcuffed migrants at sea

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Turkey accuses Greece of leaving handcuffed migrants at sea

Turkey accused Greek coast guards of handcuffing seven migrants and throwing them into the Aegean Sea.

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