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An FBI affidavit says Al-Azhari was recorded as expressing admiration for Omar Mateen, the deceased shooter at the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016.

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

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Norwegian prosecutors seek 21-year sentence for mosque shooter

Norwegian prosecutors have called for Philip Manshaus, who admits opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in 2019, to be given the toughest possible jail term.

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

Afghanistan's Taliban appoints Shia Hazara official in 'historic first'

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Afghanistan's Taliban appoints Shia Hazara official in 'historic first'

A Shia Hazara was appointed among the ranks of Afghanistan's Taliban militant group for the first time, local reports confirmed.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates that have shaped Egypt's human rights activism.

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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.

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban kill dozens as wave of violence grips Afghanistan

The Taliban have killed 23 government solders and nine civilians as violence takes hold in Afghanistan despite the US-Taliban peace deal.

Ramona Wadi

June Rain: A powerful portrait of identity and division

Book Club: Jabbour Douaihy's powerful novel is a poignant portrayal of community, identity and division in Lebanon.

Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

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Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

April 6 marks the first anniversary of a mass sit-in in Sudan that prompted the ousting of dictator, Omar Al-Bashir.

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Houthi shelling kills women inmates at Yemen's Taiz prison

Houthi shelling on a prison in Taiz killed at least five women and a child on Saturday, local reports confirmed.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

This week we focus on recent escalations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, a campaign to release prisoners, and more.

Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse <em>massacre</em>' in Yemen's capital

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Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse massacre' in Yemen's capital

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Arabian horses in the Yemeni capital on Monday.

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

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New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism

The gunman who massacred worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last year unexpectedly pleaded guilty to the charges laid out against him.

Muslims still feel unsafe after deadly New Zealand <em>massacre</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims still feel unsafe after deadly New Zealand massacre

On March 15, 2019, a self-avowed white supremacist launched a massacre on mosques in New Zealand, killing 51 worshippers. Today, ...

The New Arab & agencies

New Zealand cancels mosque massacre remembrance over virus fears

The National Remembrance Service planned to mark one year since the Christchurch mosque attacks on Sunday 15 March has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19.

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Amnesty calls for justice over Sudan crackdown on protesters

An Amnesty International investigation has found that all sections of Sudan's security forces were complicit in deadly crackdowns on protesters ...

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan's crackdown killed up to 241 in June massacre

The death toll of Sudan's Khartoum massacre last June is estimated to be 241 as opposed to the original figure of 128.

Russian airstrike on Idlib farm kills 16 displaced Syrians

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Russian airstrike on Idlib farm kills 16 displaced Syrians

A Russian airstrike on a farm sheltering displaced people in Idlib province has killed 16 civilians ahead of a meeting between Turkish president ...

The New Arab & agencies

New Zealand arrests teenager over threats to attack mosque

A teenager was arrested in New Zealand after he sent threats to one of the Christchurch mosques targeted in last year's tragic massacre.

Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom is only the beginning

Umar Lateef Misgar

Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom is only the beginning

Comment: The Hindu-supremacist vision of India that Modi has supported for many years is making the country a deadly place for its Muslim ...

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

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