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Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
In Focus

Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
ICC rules out investigation into China’s forced detention of Uighurs
A demonstrator wears a mask showing solidarity with China's Uighur population.
Daily Briefing

ICC rules out investigation into China’s forced detention of Uighurs

Prosecutors’ decision is blow to activists who hoped to use international law to highlight persecution of the Muslim minority
16 Dec 2020
France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’
Emmanuel Macron pictured with French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin
In Brief

France launches raids in crackdown on ‘political Islam’

Interior minister says inspections are part of ‘massive action against separatism’
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs
Emmanuel Macron speaks during a videoconference
In Brief

Explained: Macron’s dispute with Pakistan over school IDs

France demands apology for ‘blatant lies’ following Pakistani minister’s ‘Nazi’ allegations
23 Nov 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world
Emmanuel Macron pays his respects by the coffin of Samuel Paty's inside Sorbonne University's, Paris.
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about Macron and the Muslim world

Protests break out across the Middle East over French president’s ‘crackdown’ on Islam
28 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘nothing sticks’ to Trump’ - until now

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 11 September
11 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’
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Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 13 August
13 Aug 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 51. Islam
Mecca
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 51. Islam

Followers of the religion make up a quarter of the global population
12 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Italy lockdown ‘warning from the future’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Italy lockdown ‘warning from the future’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 9 March
9 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Flybe collapse ‘awkward’ for government
Edinburgh, UK: May 29, 2016: Passengers board a scheduled flight from Edinburgh to Cardiff. Flybe is the largest independent regional airline in Europe and is based in Exeter.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Flybe collapse ‘awkward’ for government

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 15 January
15 Jan 2020
What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What happened to Donald Trump’s campaign promises?

President is facing a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry as he campaigns for second term in the White House
25 Sep 2019
Is Indonesia becoming a sharia state?
Aceh, Indonesia, Sharia,
In Depth

Is Indonesia becoming a sharia state?

Jakarta set to pass extreme criminal code enforcing prison sentences for insulting president, sex outside marriage and black magic
19 Sep 2019
When is Eid al-Adha and how is it celebrated?
Muslim pilgrims wait for the start of prayers at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the hajj
In Depth

When is Eid al-Adha and how is it celebrated?

The Festival marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage
12 Aug 2019
China ‘separates Muslim children from families’
Xinjiang camp
In Brief

China ‘separates Muslim children from families’

Internment camps and schools being built by authorities
5 Jul 2019
The problem with defining Islamophobia
Baroness Warsi
In Depth

The problem with defining Islamophobia

Government criticised for rejecting working definition that has been adopted by Labour, Lib Dems and Scottish Tories
16 May 2019
Countries where the burka is banned
Burqa, veil
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Countries where the burka is banned

Sri Lanka is latest nation to ban the Islamic face veils
30 Apr 2019
Home Office uses Bible verses to deny Christian asylum
Home Office
In Brief

Home Office uses Bible verses to deny Christian asylum

Refusal letter says the passages are ‘inconsistent’ with Iranian man’s claim to have converted to ‘peaceful’ religion
21 Mar 2019
Why was The Satanic Verses so controversial?
Salman Rushdie
In Review

Why was The Satanic Verses so controversial?

New documentary sheds light on contentious novel and its continuing impact today
28 Feb 2019
‘Smug little minds’ lecturer Michael Blackburn quits
Michael Blackburn
In Brief

‘Smug little minds’ lecturer Michael Blackburn quits

Lincoln University academic triggered controversy with comments on female oppression, Islam and terrorism
26 Feb 2019
Tommy Robinson uses racial slurs in bizarre video
Tommy Robinson
In Brief

Tommy Robinson uses racial slurs in bizarre video

Former EDL leader claims comments were ‘banter’ after proclaiming himself ‘King of the whole Islam race’ in leaked footage
14 Feb 2019
Swiss Muslim fined £178 for saying ‘Allahu akbar’
Swiss police
In Brief

Swiss Muslim fined £178 for saying ‘Allahu akbar’

Man says he was manhandled by armed police after using the phrase
10 Jan 2019
Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan
Asia Bibi
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Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan

Christian farm worker acquitted after eight years on death row for allegedly insulting Islam
31 Oct 2018
Five celebrities who converted to Islam
Sinead O’Connor has changed her name to Shuhada Davitt
In Brief

Five celebrities who converted to Islam

Sinead O’Connor is the latest high-profile figure to become a Muslim
26 Oct 2018
What are the blasphemy laws around the world?
Protesters Pakistan
In Depth

What are the blasphemy laws around the world?

As Ireland votes on whether to remove blasphemy from the constitution, The Week looks at where it is still an offence
25 Oct 2018
China launches ‘spin campaign’ over internment of Muslims
China police
In Depth

China launches ‘spin campaign’ over internment of Muslims

Beijing sending ‘positive messages’ to foreign media in bid to quell concerns over mass incarceration camps in Xinjiang
2 Oct 2018
Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Breakfast
In Brief

Man arrested for eating breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia

Egyptian hotel worker detained after ‘offensive’ video goes viral
11 Sep 2018
Did Manchester mosque imam really call for armed jihad?
Didsbury Mosque, Islam, police, Manchester attack
In Brief

Did Manchester mosque imam really call for armed jihad?

Police open probe into Mustafa Graf’s sermon at mosque attended by the Manchester Arena bomber
17 Aug 2018
Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest
Geert Wilders speaks in German
In Brief

Dutch far-right party plans Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party gets green light for competition from nation’s counterterrorism agency
13 Jun 2018
Is the Queen really a descendant of Prophet Mohammed?
The Queen at a garden party in Balmoral, Scotland
In Depth

Is the Queen really a descendant of Prophet Mohammed?

Researchers claim Her Majesty’s lineage can be traced back to founder of Islam
12 Apr 2018
World Hijab Day 2018: women across the world don headscarf
Muslim women hijab
In Depth

World Hijab Day 2018: women across the world don headscarf

Muslims and non-Muslims encouraged to join initiative to reduce negative stigma
1 Feb 2018
Iran’s hijab protest catches on
Protests against Iran's strict female dress code have grown in recent years
In Brief

Iran’s hijab protest catches on

Two women arrested for demonstrating against country’s strict dress code
30 Jan 2018
Far-right politician announces conversion to Islam
AfD supporters in Essen carry a sign saying, 'Never our voice again, Mrs Merkel'
In Depth

Far-right politician announces conversion to Islam

Arthur Wagner remains a member of AfD, a party which says Islam has ‘no place’ in Germany
25 Jan 2018
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