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Faced With the Coronavirus, a World Without a Leader

Cardboard cutouts of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping in a souvenir shop in Moscow on March 23.The pandemic is accelerating geopolitical trends already at work: the assertion of Chinese ambitions, the American retreat or the failures of world governance. State of play. What will remain of the international order inherited from the Second World War after the Covid-19 crisis? How will the next geopolitical world differ from the previous world?..MORE: lemonde-GoogleTranslate  

Coronavirus: ‘Much loved’ surgeon Sadeq Elhowsh dies


Sadeq Elhowsh, 58, who worked for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, died at Whiston Hospital on BBC: Monday evening. The surgeon from St Helens, who had tested positive for Covid-19, spent more than 17 years working for the trust. His family said he was a “wonderful husband” and “dearly loved”.
Speaking to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, they added that they “cannot put into words the depth of our loss.”…MORE BBC

Holy Weeks in the Shadow of Death

When I attend services of other faiths, I try to participate as much as my knowledge and my own faith commitments allow. I do not speak the language of Islamic prayer (Arabic) but I was generally familiar with what is…

Coronavirus is changing how American Muslims hold funerals

Saying goodbye to a loved one is one of the most difficult things we have to go through in life. In some communities, families participate in a combination of prayer and remembrance to honour those that have died. In Islam, death is considered a rallying cry to the whole community. Attendance at funerals is considered a collective obligation (fard qifayah) that must be carried out by a sufficient number of people…MORE: .middleeasteye.net