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Angered by the amount of food thrown away by hotels during the Muslim fasting month, Bandar Sharif set up his 'Family Initiative' ten years ago.

Comment: Bahia Mardini remembers a time when Ramadan in Syria was about celebrating, sharing as a family and supporting those less fortunate. Today the picture is much bleaker.

MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

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MSF slams European response as refugees head to Spain

Refugees must endure another four days before reaching land, after Italy and Malta refused to let the rescue ship dock.

Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

Hodeida attack 'puts 170,000 children in line of fire'

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Hodeida attack 'puts 170,000 children in line of fire'

Any attack on Yemen's densely-populated Red Sea port will almost certainly result in a huge loss of civilian life, Save the Children said.

Charlie Hoyle

Entire generation of Gaza children traumatised by war, blockade

With up to 45 percent of Gaza's population under the age of 14, children are disproportionately impacted by war and the Israeli blockade.

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Vile 'Punish a Muslim Day' returns

A second Islamophobic 'Punish a Muslim Day' leaflet has emerged on social media, sparking outrage in the UK.

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Qatar donates $1m to war-ravaged Yemen

Qatar and Turkey have pledged a huge sum to Yemen to deliver food and water aid, as well as help establish a treatment centre.

Florence Dixon

Is Muslim posterboy Salah fasting for football final?

'I need you at the top of your game': News that Liverpool's beloved Mohamed Salah may break his fast ahead of Saturday's potentially ...

MSF urges Syrian regime to lift 7-year access ban

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MSF urges Syrian regime to lift 7-year access ban

Since Syria's conflict erupted in 2011, the medical charity has been repeatedly denied permission to work in regime zones, but has ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

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Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

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

Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

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Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they ...

Mr President: Our iftar will be in Jerusalem

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Mr President: Our iftar will be in Jerusalem

Zain's latest Ramadan video, which shows a young boy's message to world leaders, has gone viral.

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

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The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

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UAE bans eating in mosques, in new clampdown

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

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UAE issues mosques with list of dos and don'ts

Unlicensed charity collections, eating, and unofficial sermons are being banned in all UAE mosques.

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Rights group urges UK to review Israel arms sales

British human rights group Save the Children on Wednesday urged the United Kingdom to review its arms sales to Israel following the massacre of ...

Fariba Pajoo

New US sanctions will make Iranians sicker

Comment: Trump's reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal leaves the lives of more than six million Iranian patients hanging in ...

Gaza's hospitals struggle to cope with thousands of casualties

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Gaza's hospitals struggle to cope with thousands of casualties

Throughout the day on Monday, Gaza's main hospital received about 500 injured people, more than 90 percent with gunshot wounds.

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Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say

The start of Ramadan varies somewhat among Muslim majority countries, as moon sighting is used to determine when the holy month begins.

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 ...

Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

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Libyan coastguard prevents NGO boat from rescuing people

A NGO rescue boat was prevented by the Libyan coastguard from reaching an overloaded boat carrying refugees.

UK arms sales to Saudi faces renewed legal challenge

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UK arms sales to Saudi faces renewed legal challenge

UK rights groups will mount a fresh legal challenge aiming to block UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia which it alleges are being used in the ...

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