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In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical struggle involving Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

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France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

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Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

Oman's Dhofar governorate has entered a partial lockdown in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

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Northern Cyprus sparks Turkish anger with 'Quran teaching ban'

Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ...

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Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and a total ban on biryani.

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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

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Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

Tasnim Nazeer

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

The 'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaign, launched by British Muslim activist Maz Saleem, invites people to share their own lived experiences of ...

Brooke Anderson

Minneapolis authorities condemned for imposing curfew as Ramadan starts

The city's authorities, who imposed a curfew extending to multiple counties, have been condemned for failing to immediately issue a religious ...

Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

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Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

Muslims travel to the holy site of Mecca to mark the commencement of Ramadan.

Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

Saudi Arabia approves shortened Taraweeh prayers for Mecca, Medina

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Saudi Arabia approves shortened Taraweeh prayers for Mecca, Medina

A new 30-minute limit will be placed on the nightly Taraweeh prayers in mosques across the kingdom.

Egypt, Lebanon announce Ramadan to start Tuesday

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Egypt, Lebanon announce Ramadan to start Tuesday

Egypt and Lebanon have announced that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Tuesday.

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New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Maz Saleem

To honour Mohammed Saleem, UK must officially define Islamophobia

Comment: For Maz Saleem, whose father was killed by a white supremacist, adopting an official, legal definition of Islamophobia would provide ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

Qatar reimposed lockdown measures in an effort to contain surging coronavirus cases.

Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

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Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Covid-19 cases in Oman have been rising despite a vaccination campaign that began in December.

The New Arab Staff

British-Muslim woman campaigns after racist murder of father

The daughter of a man who was murdered by white supremacists is launching a campaign and urging the British government to officially define ...

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

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French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

The French government says the Turkish Muslim Milli Gorus group has 'no place' in the country after it opposed Macron's controversial ...

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

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Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

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