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Muslims have been fasting throughout the whole month, now that Eid is approaching, celebrations are due – and so are sweets...

A Turkish man assaulted a young woman on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan, images showed on Wednesday, sparking a furore among women's rights activists.

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

Tajana Tadić

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

Society: As World Refugee Day passes yet again with no change in the condition of most refugees, it's time to remind ourselves of the horrors unfolding right on our doorstep.

Literary exposure: Award-winning writers tackle life under Israel’s occupation

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Literary exposure: Award-winning writers tackle life under Israel’s occupation

A group of award-winning writers have launched a collection of essays highlighting everyday life for Palestinians under Israel’s 50-year ...

Diala Brisly, the guardian artist of Syria's children

AJ Naddaff

Diala Brisly, the guardian artist of Syria's children

Society: An activist and artist, Diala Brisly escaped Damascus for a new life ...

Grenfell fire tragedy survivors lack government guidance

Robert Cusack

Grenfell fire tragedy survivors lack government guidance

Forty families were represented at a 90-minute meeting at the Rugby Portobello Trust on Monday, with no representation from government present.

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Londoners hold vigil for Muslim terror attack victims

Londoners have come together yet again in solidarity after ten Muslims were injured in a terrorist attack which took place early Monday near Finsbury Park mosque.

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Defiant Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

University of Mosul students returned to sit exams interrupted when Islamic State group militants took control of their city three years ago.

Jo Cox and Grenfell victims remembered at community Iftar

Joey Ayoub

Jo Cox and Grenfell victims remembered at community Iftar

The ‘Syrian Refugee Community Iftar’ was a part of the #GreatGetTogether campaign, a series of parties across the UK, aimed at improving ...

New Berlin mosque encourages 'Muslim sexual revolution'

Diana Alghoul

New Berlin mosque encourages 'Muslim sexual revolution'

The founders of the mosque welcome Muslims of all sects, and Muslims of the LGBTQ+ community to worship together within a safe space which ...

Diana Alghoul

Racist Lebanese romantic comedy sketch mocks Palestinian refugee men

Some were incapable of understanding why the concept of being disgusted at the thought of dating a Palestinian man is racist.

Palestinian Christian cements religious unity by reciting Muslim call-to-prayer

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Christian cements religious unity by reciting Muslim call-to-prayer

For Palestinians, gestures of religious unity between the two biggest religions are not rare, as shown by the positive responses to this Christian reciting the Muslim call-to-prayer.

Diana Alghoul

Saudi slaps migrant worker for eating during Ramadan

“You dog! In Ramadan?” the man screamed at a visibly terrified worker before slapping him across the face, in the latest attack on a migrant worker in the kingdom.

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Hundreds denounce terrorism in Germany's Muslim 'peace march'

A Muslim "peace march" against terrorism was held in the German city of Cologne on Saturday.

British magician travels to Lebanon to perform for refugees British magician travels to Lebanon to perform for refugees

The New Arab

British magician travels to Lebanon to perform for refugees

Jamie visits the poorest areas of Jordan and Lebanon and co-ordinates with ...

World must act urgently to halt Yemen's cholera outbreak

The New Arab

World must act urgently to halt Yemen's cholera outbreak

More than 135,000 people are already feared to have contracted the water-borne disease, as the country grapples with the ongoing conflict.

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Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul

Iraqi forces, who have retaken eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group after three years, banned the face veil as part of a package of measures to curb attacks.

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Feel-crimes, broken families: Counting the anti-Qatar blockade's human cost

As the Saudi-led blockade of Doha nears its third week, Qatar's semi-independent National Human Rights Committee, which has been counting its human cost, is threatening to sue for reparations.

Breakfast like a king at London's newest Syrian restaurant

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Breakfast like a king at London's newest Syrian restaurant

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Aleppo House, where a Syrian chef conjures a ...

Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black' Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black'

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Cholera leaves Yemeni hospitals in constant 'code black'

At least one patient is admitted to hospital in Yemen every minute with cholera.

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Syrians return home for Eid after Turkey opens border

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey return home for Eid after Turkish authorities open the border ahead of the upcoming festival marking the end of Ramadan.

Eat, pray, love at UK mosques' Great Get Together

Robert Cusack

Eat, pray, love at UK mosques' Great Get Together

Festivities and community events are being held across the UK this weekend, including in mosques, for the one year anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox.

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The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Yalla, let’s eat! The New Arab embarks on a quest to discover a true Yemeni culinary experience, and finds it in Liverpool.

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Iraqi girl reunited with family years after IS abduction

The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil has celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by extremists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community.