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Currency chaos, exploding prices and burning banks


In Lebanon, the local currency has slumped to a record low, people are losing their jobs and the price of food is skyrocketing. Despite the threat posed by the coronavirus, hundreds are taking to the streets in protest. Julia Neumann reports from Beirut


Muslim women of India rising


Now in the 78th day of their sit-in, Muslim women from the Delhi neighbourhood of Shaheen Bagh have taken the lead in protesting against Indias controversial new citizenship legislation. Reciting the constitution, they refuse to be treated as second-class


Diyanet – Turkey's religious authority that makes millions


Turkeys highest religious authority brings in huge profits, say experts. But as a historic brewery in Istanbul faces demolition, critics argue that such profiteering is not in line with Islam.