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Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million people last year [AP]

Saudi Arabia To Gradually Resume Umrah Pilgrimage

The decision to resume Umrah came after the kingdom organized the smallest Hajj in modern history in late July, with only up to 10,000 Muslims allowed to take part in total.

What You Need To Know About Afghan Taliban Peace Talks

The Afghan government and the Taliban have begun historic peace talks aimed at ending decades of war.
Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-right group Stram Kurs, which took responsibility for the book burning, posted a video of the incident on his Facebook page [File: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA]

Sweden: Far-Right Activists Burn Copy Of Quran, Plan More Stunts

Members of a Danish far-right group burned a copy of the Quran in Sweden, only days after a similar incident in the southern city of Malmo.

Son Of Egypt’s Former President Morsi ‘Killed With Lethal Substance’

Abdullah Morsi, 25, was already dead when his body was taken to hospital last year, according to new 'credible information'
Mock gallows are erected in Beirut

Demonstrators Erect Mock Gallows In Beirut As Thousands Join ‘Judgment Day’ Protests

Lebanon's protesters stormed several government ministries as violent protests gripped Beirut on Saturday night.
An explosion is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 4.

Lebanese Capital Rocked By Huge Explosion

A large explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, damaging buildings and offices around the city.

Erdogan Fulfills Cherished Goal, Opening Hagia Sophia To Prayers

The Muslim faithful celebrated the decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, even as it generated dismay among Christians and architectural conservators.
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Admitted To Hospital

Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder.
Houthi rebels have been targeted by a Saudi-Emirati military coalition since March 2015 [Hani Mohammed/AP]

Saudi-Led Coalition Air Strikes Kill Yemeni Civilians

Air raids by Saudi-led coalition hit residential homes in northern al-Hazm district, killing women and children.
Broken windows at Al Ihsaan Islamic Center, also known as Ideal Islamic Center, on 10 Mile Road in Warren. Leaders say the mosque was vandalized Friday, July 10, 2020. Led by immigrants from Bangladesh, the mosque was formerly a Lutheran church and school.

Vandals Smashed Out Windows At New Warren Mosque

A new mosque in Warren on 10 Mile Road was vandalized, Muslim leaders said.

A Muslim 19-Year-Old Received A Starbucks Cup With “ISIS” Written On It

A Muslim teenager has filed a human rights complaint after a barista at a Minnesota Starbucks gave her a cup with “ISIS” written on it instead of her name.

Kansas Republican Group Defends Decision To Invite Speaker Who Compared Islam To Cancer

The organizer of a Republican event in western Kansas has defended the choice of an anti-Muslim keynote speaker — who compared Islam to cancer.

Middle East’s Coronavirus Surge Shows Pandemic’s Shift To Developing World

A surge in coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries has forced authorities in some places to enforce new lockdown measures just weeks after easing restrictions, in a sign of how the pandemic is picking up steam in the developing world.
Defendant Philip Manshaus appears in court May 7 in Oslo on charges of murder and terrorism.

Norwegian White Nationalist Gets 21 Years For Slaying, Mosque Attack

A white nationalist Norwegian who killed his stepsister and then stormed an Oslo mosque and opened fire, hitting no one, was found guilty and sentenced to 21 years in prison.
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.
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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.

USAID Urged To Fire New Religious Adviser Over Anti-Muslim Posts

Mark Kevin Lloyd referred to Islam as 'barbaric cult' and 'violent in its doctrine and practice,' while serving Trump campaign

Muslim Families Find A Way To Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr In Midst Of Coronavirus Pandemic

As Muslims mark the end of Ramadan this weekend, religious leaders have had to get creative in order to celebrate.
Eid 2020

Eid Al Fitr 2020: Countries Announce Beginning Of Eid Al Fitr

Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid Al Fitr, with millions confined to their homes following the global outbreak of COVID-19.
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Khashoggi’s Sons Forgive Saudi Killers, Sparing 5 Execution

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced on Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers