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

The global health body called for the advertising of tobacco and smoking products to be banned from Ramadan dramas.

Ramadan, kids and quarantine - a survival guide

Sami Rahman

Ramadan, kids and quarantine - a survival guide

Ramadan can be challenging at the best of times, but throw a pandemic, quarantine and school closures into the mix, and it can seem like an insurmountable task for parents.

How to stay in shape during Ramadan lockdown

Kamal Afzali

How to stay in shape during Ramadan lockdown

The New Arab caught up with IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and world record-holding powerlifter Greg Doucette, who has trained Muslim athletes for many ...

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

Ella Linskens

For Muslim converts, an isolated Ramadan is nothing new

All Muslims will have a taste of a convert's Ramadan this year, as coronavirus lockdowns around the world prevent the faithful from gathering.

Sarah Khalil

Ramadan, fasting and Covid-19: Your medical questions answered

Dr Milad Hilli speaks to The New Arab to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about the effects of fasting during Ramadan amid the ...

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon prepares for muted Ramadan celebrations under coronavirus lockdown

Muslims in Lebanon are preparing for muted Ramadan celebrations amid a nationwide lockdown, but many are viewing it as an opportunity to get ...

The New Arab & agencies

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily ...

Being a woman and spending Ramadan alone

Nafisa Bakkar

Being a woman and spending Ramadan alone

Ramadan Series: The New Arab speaks to five women who are living away from home and spending Ramadan alone to find out about their experiences ...

The New Arab

Alyson King, British government Arabic-language spokeswoman, fasts for Ramadan

Video: Speaking in fluent Arabic in a video this week, Alyson King said she wanted to express tolerance through deeds not just words by fasting ...

Ramadan brings Middle East closer to Facebook, Youtube

The New Arab

Ramadan brings Middle East closer to Facebook, Youtube

While Muslims fast and focus on worship during Ramadan to become closer to God, many in the Middle East also spend millions more hours on social ...

#VeganRamadan: The ultimate guide to making chia pudding

Diana Alghoul

#VeganRamadan: The ultimate guide to making chia pudding

Chia puddings are the latest online craze, but what exactly is the best way to make the most perfect chia suhoor?

Saudi Arabia 'shoots down ballistic missiles near Mecca'

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'shoots down ballistic missiles near Mecca'

Saudi Arabia has shot down two ballistic missiles over the cities of Taif and Jeddah, east and west of Mecca respectively, which it blamed on ...

Turkish miners break first Ramadan fast in 'underground iftar'

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish miners break first Ramadan fast in 'underground iftar'

Turkish miners in the Soma mines in Manisa Province in western Turkey have marked the start of Ramadan by organizing an iftar (fast-breaking) ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan, Muslim month of fasting, begins in most countries

Muslims in Southeast Asian countries and much of the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, will fast on Monday for the start of the month of Ramadan.

Aijaz Nazir

Kashmir: Waking up to the end of Ramadan

In pictures: Traditions run deep in Kashmir during Ramadan and at Eid, despite the deadly ongoing conflict. Words by Aijaz Nazir, photos by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Waking up the neighbours: Indonesia's Ramadan dawn alarm clocks

"Suhoor! Suhoor! Please wake up sir, madam!" holler a 20-strong group of children in the streets of Jakarta.

Alessandra Bajec

Secularism and Muslim identity in Tunisia during Ramadan

Before 2011, many cafes and restaurants stayed open throughout Ramadan, but post-revolution, religion seems to have become a more public affair, ...

Ramadan and food guilt

Sami Rahman

Ramadan and food guilt

Ramadan series: In Islam women are exempt from fasting during their periods in order to preserve and maintain their health, so why the guilt, ...

Amina Yonis

How to get enough sleep during Ramadan

Ramadan series: Sleep is a key ingredient of one's wellbeing as our cells repair themselves, thus it is important to find the right balance, ...

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Salma Ibrahim

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Ramadan series: Having a healthy discussion about food and the perils of overindulgence during the holy month, both physically and spiritually, ...

Five energy boosting meal ideas for <em>suhoor</em>

Diana Alghoul

Five energy boosting meal ideas for suhoor

Ramadan series: If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, suhoor is the most vital meal to eat during Ramadan. We list some ...

I don't need your <em>suhoor</em> makeover, MAC

Ruqaya Izzidien

I don't need your suhoor makeover, MAC

Comment: MAC's 'glamorous suhoor' makeup advert exposes its complete lack of understanding of Muslims and Ramadan, writes Ruqaya ...

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