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Ramadan series: Staying fit during Ramadan is a challenge for almost every Muslim but that doesn't mean their stories are all the same...

A Christian Egyptian family is organising daily feasts for hundreds Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

The surprising health benefits of fasting

Sami Rahman

The surprising health benefits of fasting

Ramadan series: It was ordained upon Muslims over 1400 years ago but now scientists are agreeing that fasting can help prevent problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity.

Fanoos Ramadan: History of the holy month's iconic lanterns

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Fanoos Ramadan: History of the holy month's iconic lanterns

Ramadan series: You probably already know that lanterns have been associated with the holy month of Ramadan for centuries, but do you know where ...

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Nuranisa Mohamed Ali

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Ramadan series: It's been a long day of fasting and you are ready to feast. ...

Meet Sheffield's first Somali Lord Mayor Magid Magid

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Meet Sheffield's first Somali Lord Mayor Magid Magid

The election of Magid Magid as Sheffield's new Lord Mayor marks many firsts for the 28-year-old black, Muslim and former refugee.

Sami Rahman

UK retailers cash in on Ramadan and Eid

Ramadan series: Retailers and brands are cashing in on Ramadan, but is enough being done to engage and accommodate the diverse and ever-changing needs to British Muslims, asks Sami Rahman.

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TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan series: Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. We bring you the top five series to look out for this year.

Ramadan 2018 explainer

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Ramadan 2018 explainer

Ramadan series: Millions of Muslims around the world will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan this May. Here's a quick look at what Ramadan ...

Palestinians continue to suffer in Syria's Yarmouk camp

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Palestinians continue to suffer in Syria's Yarmouk camp

The last residents in Yarmouk refugee camp still live under constant bombardment and are trapped in the fighting, unable to leave their homes ...

Uri Levy

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

The kid from Nagib is now European football's brightest star

Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

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Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

Photoblog: Meeting the carers who work day in and day out in Kashmir's last leper colony, established by the British a century ago to isolate victims of the disease.

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Saudi Arabia launches $34.7 billion entertainment revolution

International film stars visited Saudi Arabia on Thursday night, as the conservative kingdom kicked off an initiative to invest billions in culture and leisure by 2020.

Sana Fazili

Why women in Kashmir are struggling with marriage

Society: From dowry demands to 'physical appearance requests', Sana Fazili speaks to women in Kashmir battling with maintaining their values while trying to meet marriage expectations.

Mesopotamian artefacts smuggled by Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

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Mesopotamian artefacts smuggled by Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

US firm Hobby Lobby was fined $3million and agreed to forfeit the artefacts, ...

First mixed-gender concert in Saudi Arabia performed by woman

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First mixed-gender concert in Saudi Arabia performed by woman

The Egyptian Opera House, which performed in Riyadh on Wednesday, comprised of 45 male and female musicians and singers.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's schools to get $500m World Bank boost

The loan will cover one-quarter of Egypt's new Education Development Plan that will be executed over the next 14 years.

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Prisoners Day: Detainees launch hunger strikes, supporters rally

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti launched a fresh round of hunger strikes to mark Palestinian Prisoners day after last year saw the largest hunger strike in Palestine's modern history.

Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

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Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

After being forced to stay indoors inside refugee camps and reception centers all winter, spring is allowing refugees in Greece a breath of ...

Wakanda to Wahhabia: Saudis trial-run cinema with 'Black Panther'

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Wakanda to Wahhabia: Saudis trial-run cinema with 'Black Panther'

Blockbuster action flick "Black Panther" will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the first of trial runs before movie ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fears of increasing authoritarianism as elections called in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's announcement of a snap election is raising concerns that he is trying to increase his own presidential powers.

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

The New Arab & agencies

Diva duet: Paris to help Riyadh assemble ensemble

The agreement to set up an opera and national orchestra was announced on Monday by the French and Saudi ministers of culture.

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Al-Azhar professor calls on all Egyptians to celebrate Easter

Sham el-Nessim is a national holiday in Egypt, marking the turn of Spring, that all Egyptians celebrate despite the Christian-related date.