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The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

The animals died of thirst, hunger and drowning, according to Sudanese officials.

Palestinian-American family stranded by coronavirus in Gaza return home

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Palestinian-American family stranded by coronavirus in Gaza return home

Florida couple were finally able to return to the US after being stuck in Gaza due to Covid-19.

Gaza children return to school despite virus fears

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Gaza children return to school despite virus fears

Palestinian children in Gaza have returned to school on a reduced schedule after a five-month breakduring the Covid-19 outbreak

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

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Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

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Four footballers from Syria's national team contract coronavirus

The coronavirus has hit Syria's national football team.

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Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last year.

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Muslim pilgrims perform last rites of hajj in Mecca

Pilgrims took part in one of the final stages of hajj - a symbolic stoning og the devil - using sanitised pebbles and maintaining social ...

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

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Hajj pilgrimage reaches peak day in shadow of coronavirus

The Saudi government said anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 would be taking part in this year's pilgrimage.

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Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for Spain'

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EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'flees the UK for Spain'

The EDL embarked on protests against Muslim groups in the UK and was jailed for contempt of court.

Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

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Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain the spread ...

Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

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Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

Lebanon reimposed Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks as the country experiences a surge in cases.

Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing: court

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Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing: court

The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing.

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First wave of pilgrims arrive in Mecca for hajj

Saudi authorities confirmed the first arrivals for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which has been scaled down to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to the town of ...

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4 family members drown at beach in northern Egypt

The police in Egypt revealed a family drowned in a beach near Alexandria.

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Saudi officials: Scaled-down hajj pilgrimage to start July 29

This year's hajj, which has been scaled back dramatically to include only around 1,000 Muslim pilgrims as Saudi Arabia battles a coronavirus ...

Israel nurses strike over staffing shortages amid pandemic

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Israel nurses strike over staffing shortages amid pandemic

Israeli nurses launched a strike in protest of staff shortages after failed negotiations with the finance ministry.

Amr Salahi

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

Two advisors to the Iraqi government have been mocked after appearing on a television show to claim that a coronavirus vaccine will be freely ...

Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

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Emirates resumes Iran flights after five-month break

Emirates airlines resumed flights to Tehran after a five-month break.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

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