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President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe.

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

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UK Jews to condemn Uighur genocide on Holocaust Day

Jewish community leaders are planning to speak out against China’s persecution of its Uighur Muslim minority on Holocaust Memorial Day, drawing comparisons with Nazi treatment of Jews.

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

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Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a month

Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

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Muslim groups submit UN complaint over France's 'structural Islamophobia'

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

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UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting erupted earlier this month.

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UAE scrambles to allay Danish concerns over Covid-19 tests

The United Arab Emirates is in contact with Denmark to "clarify the details" after the latter suspended flights over coronavirus concerns, Abu ...

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WHO says fabric facemasks still work against coronavirus variants

The World Health Organisation has revealed that wearing fabric facemasks still provide some protection against Covid-19.

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UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

Denmark targets zero asylum seekers: PM

Denmark targets zero asylum seekers: PM

"We need to be careful that not too many people come to our country, otherwise our social cohesion cannot exist."

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UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

The Birmingham mosque is the first in the country to serve as a vaccination centre.

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

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Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Aniqah Choudhri

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage ...

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and ...

Brexit 'loopholes' allow UK to dump waste abroad

Katia Youssef

Brexit 'loopholes' allow UK to dump waste abroad

While the European Union is putting in place regulations to stifle this approach, London relies on legal loopholes to carry on with business as ...

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy ...

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Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

Pakistan has demanded that trueislam.com be shut down, claiming that it hosts blasphemous content.

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

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Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The religious affairs ministry claims the use of the nazar, or evil eye symbol, is not allowed in Islam.

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their ...

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

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Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

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