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Vast crowds of men thronged downtown Karachi - Pakistan's largest city and a major business and industrial hub - many of them waving pro-Sunni flags and chanting Sunni-power slogans.

A mob stormed and set fire to an Iraqi television station Monday over its airing of a 'festive' programme on a religious day of mourning.

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 ceasefire, Guterres said.

Lebanese consulate closed after consul general slammed as 'Nazi'

Danya Hajjaji

Lebanese consulate closed after consul general slammed as 'Nazi'

Lebanon's consul general in New York has come under fire after a series of Nazi sympathising comments she allegedly made surfaced on social ...

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

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Hindu temple to be built on destroyed mosque site

The Hindu nationalist premier will lay the foundations for a Hindu temple on the site of the Babri mosque, demolished by a mob in 1992.

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Gantz says attacks on anti-Netanyahu protesters risk civil war

Israel has been rocked by protests against Netanyahu.

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

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Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

Three activists have returned to Suweida after being detained by the regime.

Armed gunmen storm Afghanistan Ramadan food aid event

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Armed gunmen storm Afghanistan Ramadan food aid event

A deadly clash between police and armed men at an Afghanistan food aid distribution event resulted in the death of at least four people, ...

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Sam Hamad

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Comment: Sisi is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to expand his already autocratic grip on power, and to protect Egypt's elites, ...

Turkish city installs vending machines offering commuters free masks

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Turkish city installs vending machines offering commuters free masks

The Turkish city of Izmir is to install vending machines in ten metro stations, which will provide free masks and sanitisers to commuters in an ...

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Khaled A. Beydoun

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Comment: India's state-sanctioned Islamophobia has singled out the country's 201 million Muslims and scapegoated them as disseminators of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey releases mob boss as political prisoners remain jailed

An organised crime boss is among thousands of prisoners released by Turkey to ease overcrowding in prisons.

The New Arab

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian youth club in occupied Hebron

A youth club was attacked by Israeli settlers overnight until locals dispersed them.

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

A large gathering held last month by the Tablighi Jamaat movement, together with lockdown violations by clerics and government incompetence, are ...

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

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Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

Hindu mobs escalated violence against Muslims in Delhi on Tuesday, attacking homes and burning mosques. Police have been accused of assisting ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

New Delhi has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law, as scores of Muslims are being beaten ...

Eleven killed in deadly anti-Muslim violence in India

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Eleven killed in deadly anti-Muslim violence in India

Videos shared on social media show a Hindu mob climbing on top of the mosque's minaret where they attempted to plant an Indian flag.

Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The New Arab

Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The court ordered that Egytian ISPs restrict access to Shia website, including a prominent news website.

Valentine's Day brings love and worry in Iraq's Najaf

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Valentine's Day brings love and worry in Iraq's Najaf

In recent years, Valentine's Day in the southern city of Najaf has emerged as a battleground between those who are advocates of personal freedom ...

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