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If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum seekers it deported to Rwanda and Uganda.

The high-profile exhibition of contemporary art, The Venice Biennale, includes 79 international artists. We round up some of the Middle Eastern artists featured in Venice this year.

The surprising health benefits of fasting

Sami Rahman

The surprising health benefits of fasting

Ramadan series: It was ordained upon Muslims over 1,400 years ago but now scientists are agreeing that fasting can help prevent problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity.

India faces severe Rooh Afza crisis, Pakistan offers help

Tahir Hussain Sofi

India faces severe Rooh Afza crisis, Pakistan offers help

Could India and Pakistan come together this Ramadan over the famous rose-flavoured sherbet?

Iftar spots in London: Where to break your fast

Sami Rahman

Iftar spots in London: Where to break your fast

The rising multiculturalism in London means that Muslims are spoilt for choice ...

Common misconceptions about Ramadan

Sami Rahman

Common misconceptions about Ramadan

There are a lot of misconceptions about the month of Ramadan. Here are the most common ones:

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Ramadan 2019 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 means.

Sarah Shaffi

Internment: When the youth take a stand against racism

Book Club: Internment is about racism, prejudice and the thin line between democracy and demagoguery, while also a tribute to youngsters of today and their refusal to let injustice stand.

Queens of the Kingdom: Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Zahra Hankir

Queens of the Kingdom: Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Book Club: Queens of the Kingdom will leave you with a strong sense of the deep existential crisis Saudi Arabia is facing and how its women are ...

My Name is Adam: Tribulations of an unfinished story

Ramona Wadi

My Name is Adam: Tribulations of an unfinished story

Book Club: Elias Khoury's novel, My Name is Adam is replete with questions and answers regarding identity, juxtaposed against inscribed ...

Karsen Breanne

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and generational memory in Iran

Book Club: Physician and medical anthropologist, Orkideh Behrouzan, takes an investigative look into mental health in Iran – a country known to be rich in mysticism and poetic undertones.

The Other Americans: Tackling immigrant identity with love

Mel Plant

The Other Americans: Tackling immigrant identity with love

Book Club: Laila Lalami's The Other Americans is an engaging tale of what it means to be an immigrant, or the daughter of immigrants, in America.

Amena Ravat

The Beekeeper of Sinjar

Book Club: Dunya Mikhail shares the distressing stories of women in Iraq who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group.

Sumaiyya Naseem

North of Dawn tells a rare story

Book Club: Nuruddin Farah's novel provides an intimate portrait of the family of a suicide bomber, reviews Sumaiyya Naseem.