Must Muslims Fast for Ramadan During COVID-19?

When Islam's holy month of Ramadan begins next week, there will still be prayers, fasting, and feasting, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic the prayers and celebrations will be in the homes of the Muslim fait...
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Targets of Crackdown in China Fear Government’s Reach in US

WASHINGTON — The photo of his father was barely recognizable. The old man looked unusually pale and tired, and his customary beard was shaved off. The son who received the photo over WhatsApp was immediately suspicious. “I feel like I’m being watched even i...
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Rohingya Hail UN Ruling Ordering Myanmar to Prevent Genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the coun...
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Steyer Wants Climate Change Refugees to Enter US Legally

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer on Friday unveiled an immigration proposal seeking to make immigrants fleeing the effects of climate change eligible for legal entry into the United States. Like a lot of his White House rivals, Stey...