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The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Shallah, has died at the age of 62 after spending over three years in a coma

Mosques in the besieged Gaza Strip are reopening after a months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of mosques and analysis on Dubai's economic future.

Dozens demonstrate in Jerusalem over killing of autistic Palestinian

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Dozens demonstrate in Jerusalem over killing of autistic Palestinian

Protesters carried signs reading "Palestinian Lives Matter" and "Justice for Eyad. Justice for George".

UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

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UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

UK Local Government Pension Schemes have invested more than £2 billion in companies that aid Israel's occupation.

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Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

Netanyahu has promised not to hesitate over the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.

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Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to ...

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Hamas warns of Gaza Eid lockdown amid coronavirus rise

Hamas official Khalil al Hayya says Gaza may enter full lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise, as Gazans prepare to celebrate Eid on ...

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave ...

In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

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In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

Israel's discriminatory land policies extend beyond the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch has said.

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Israel strikes Hamas positions after rocket fired from Gaza

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Israel strikes Hamas positions after rocket fired from Gaza

The Israeli army says it has targeted a position belonging to Hamas after militants from an unknown group fired a rocket toward Israel

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Yemen's besieged Taiz confirms coronavirus case amid rising fears

Taiz reported its first case of Covid-19 on Friday, raising concerns that the virus may be spreading across the country undetected.

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on ...

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Restaurants in Gaza to reopen to ease economic suffering

The Hamas-led Palestinian government in the besieged Gaza Strip has allowed restaurants to reopen, in order to ease economic hardship, ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: As Lebanon reports no new coronaviruses cases for 24 hours, one bizarre study has claimed that Middle Eastern genes make ...

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Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Amman refused to allow the United Nations to pass through Jordanian territory to deliver ...

Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

Khalifa Haftar's forces kill four civilians in Tripoli

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Khalifa Haftar's forces kill four civilians in Tripoli

General Haftar's forces have intensified fighting in the region despite calls for a ceasefire by the UN over coronavirus fears.

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Khaled A. Beydoun

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Comment: India's state-sanctioned Islamophobia has singled out the country's 201 million Muslims and scapegoated them as disseminators of ...

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