Jaffa has seen countless cemeteries razed and replaced with construction projects, in what many see as an attempt to erase the Arab and Muslim character of the city.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
The high amount of coronavirus casualties in Italy has compounded the already short supply of Muslim burial spots.
Known for their decorations and symbols, Ottoman cemeteries are still a mystery for many.
A former fisherman in Tunisia's coastal town of Zarzis has been burying migrants who die in the Mediterranean while searching for a better life in Europe. A one-man mission to give rest to the hundreds of people forgotten at sea.
Worsening poverty in the African nation is forcing some residents of capital Harare to live in cemeteries with officials saying the settlements are illegal.
Religious leader Ahmet Mete explains how the Turkish Muslim minority of Greece maintains its identity, while grappling with state policies that target the community.
War, famine and now disease are killing thousands of people in Yemen. Yusuf al Ahmadi, one of Sanaa's oldest gravediggers explains how the multiple deaths have made cemeteries overcrowded.
A Palestinian official says Israel seeks to transform the ancient cemetery into a ‘national park' for Jews.
Russian police spokeswoman Irina Volk says Tajikistan's Interior Ministry will send its top expert in battling organised crime to help investigate the incident.
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