Grave of the great Caliph Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz destroyed in Syria

The grave of one of the most highly respected and loved leaders in Islamic history has been destroyed in Syria. Video footage of the destruction of...

Palestinians accuse UAE of ‘normalising’ Israel after Etihad Airways flies to Tel Aviv

The Palestinian government has refused medical aid from the UAE after it was controversially transported by air to Israel. The UN-facilitated flight carrying coronavirus supplies...

Iraq condemns foreign embassies for flying LGBT flags

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said homosexuality goes against “the noble morals of all divine religions" and that all missions in Iraq had to "adhere...

Tough times ahead for Saudi Arabia

With a sharp drop in oil prices and no revenue from religious pilgrimages, veteran Arab journalist Abdel Bari Atwan says Saudi Arabia is in...

Saudi Arabia abolishes flogging as form of punishment

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has abolished flogging as a form of punishment. The court said on Saturday that the "human rights advances" are part of reforms pushed...

Turkey delivers protective equipment to UK to fight coronavirus

Turkey has delivered hundreds of thousands of surgical gowns to the UK which will be used by the NHS as personal protective equipment (PPE)...

Iran and Saudi Arabia executed 435 people in 2019

Iran and Saudi Arabia carried out the most executions among Muslim countries in 2019, according to figures released by human rights group Amnesty International.  Amnesty...

Will Hajj be cancelled this year?

There is increasing speculation that this year's Hajj could be cancelled after Saudi Arabia asked Muslims to delay booking amid uncertainty over the coronavirus...

Turkey sends coronavirus aid and supplies to UK, Israel and others

Turkey has sent supplies such as protective equipment and sanitiser to a number of countries, including Israel and the UK, to help them step up...

U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran in midst of coronavirus crisis

The United States has stepped up its economic sanctions on Iran despite Tehran appealing for relief to cope with its devastating coronavirus pandemic. The U.S....
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