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Why Does Israel Want To Annex The West Bank?

Israel is plans to annex parts of that territory – to officially make it part of Israel.
Muslim students say they are getting involved in interfaith activities to make campuses more hospitable [Photo credit: Mahvish Zakaib]

Can Muslim College Students Heal Divisions In The Us?

Amid rising Islamophobia, Muslim students show greater tendencies towards interfaith goodwill, a recent survey suggests.
Muslim protesters pray before joining a demonstration in Miami, Florida [Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo]

US Muslims Join Calls For Police Reforms In Wake Of Floyd Killing

In street protests, statements, sermons and webinars, US Muslims have rallied against racism and discussed reforms.
The whitewashed Portuguese town of Mertola has revealed much about the historical coexistence between Muslims, Jews and Christians in Portugal [Marta Vidal/Al Jazeera]

The Portuguese Rediscovering Their Country’s Muslim Past

Historians and archaeologists are showing just how integral Islam is to the country's identity.
It is believed that at least one million Muslims have been detained in camps in China

Trump To Sign Bill Pressuring China Over Muslim Uighur Crackdown

Legislation calls for sanctions against those responsible for repression of Uighurs, other Muslims in Xinjiang province.
Cancelling the Hajj would be unprecedented in modern times, but curbing attendance from high-risk areas has happened before [Saudi Press Agency via Reuters]

Indonesia To Skip Hajj Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Largest contingent of worshippers will not be doing the annual trip to Saudi Arabia.
A woman holds a

George Floyd Death: Pressure Mounts For Officers To Be Charged

Calls grow for the prosecution of four Minneapolis police officers over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.
Eid will be celebrated in most countries on Sunday [Ulet Ifansasti/Reuters]

Eid: End Of Ramadan Celebrations Go Virtual Amid Coronavirus

Muslims globally find online alternatives to celebrate Eid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two Muslim women wearing protective masks stand on a side of the main road, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 1, 2020 [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters]

Sri Lanka Is Using Coronavirus To Stigmatise Muslims

Sri Lanka's decision to make cremations mandatory for COVID-19 victims is an act of institutionalised Islamophobia.
 Halal food boxes are distributed to those in need during Ramadan o in the Brooklyn borough of New York City [Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP]

With Mosques Closed, Nyc Muslims Find New Ways To Observe Ramadan

Unable to physically pray together this Ramadan, Muslim New Yorkers spend time preparing food for those in need.
British Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has a history of sharing far-right disinformation, say analysts [Reuters]

Right-Wing Uk Minister Under Fire For ‘Islamophobic Fake News’

Nadine Dorries on Thursday retweeted a far-right Twitter account known for Islamophobic misinformation.
Workers prepare shrouds to wrap bodies in the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif, which is currently being used as a temporary morgue in Birmingham, UK, April 21, 2020 [Carl Recine/Reuters]

Amid The Coronavirus, Bailing Out Mosques Is Essential

Mosques provide important community services that are needed now more than ever, but many may not survive without help.
Dabirul Choudhury, 100, has walked more than 100 laps in his garden in a bid to raise funds for coronavirus victims in the UK and Bangladesh [Courtesy: Dabirul Choudhury]

Uk Muslim, 100, Walks Garden Laps For Virus Victims While Fasting

Inspired by Tom Moore, Dabirul Choudhury raises tens of thousands for coronavirus victims from UK to Bangladesh.
A masked Kashmiri protester jumps on the bonnet of an armoured vehicle of Indian police as he throws stones at it during a protest in Srinagar [Dar Yasin/AP]

AP’s Kashmir Photographers Win Pulitzer For Lockdown Coverage

News agency's Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand honoured with this year's Pulitzer Prize in feature photography.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, centre, sitting in the Islamic Center at New York University during Friday prayers in New York City, the United States [Jessie Wardarski/AP Photo]

Activists Condemn Threat Against Muslim Congressional Candidate

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the first Muslim woman to run for federal office in the US state of New Jersey.
People in Kuwait wear masks to protect against COVID-19 while shopping for the holy month of Ramadan [Anadolu/Jaber Abdulkhaleg]

Fasting During Ramadan Can Boost Your Immunity

Mosques are closed and lockdowns are in place, but this Ramadan may have some unexpected health benefits.
Workers ride a tractor at the dates plantation near the Israeli settlement of Naama in the occupied West Bank on September 11, 2019 [File: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]

Boycotting Israeli Dates Is Working And We Need To Keep Going

This Ramadan, make the right choice and do not buy dates from companies that exploit Palestinian land and labour.
NHS workers at the Ettingshall Medical Centre receive PPE stitched together by volunteers at the Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre in Birmingham [Courtesy: Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre]

UK Muslims Are Stepping In To Help Amid The Coronavirus Crisis

From making PPE and delivering food to donating sanitiser and setting up temporary morgues, UK Muslims are mobilising.
People with kidney failure at a hospital in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen [Reuters/Abduljabbar Zeyad]

Yemen: First Bombs, Soon A Coronavirus Epidemic

Five years of war have devastated Yemen's healthcare system. A COVID-19 outbreak would be a catastrophe.
A migrant domestic worker holds up a placard during a parade, in advance of May Day, in Beirut on April 29, 2012 [File: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters]

Domestic Workers In Middle East Risk Abuse Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Governments have a responsibility to protect foreign domestic workers.
Taliban also accused the Afghan government of using

Taliban Warn Deal With US In Afghanistan Near Breaking Point

US military in Afghanistan rejects Taliban claim, saying it had upheld the military terms of the agreement.