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The country's worst economic crisis in decades has left French schools in Lebanon battling to stay afloat as parents struggle to pay fees.

Polish-born Zeev Sternhell was an outspoken champion of Palestinian rights who strongly criticised Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

For Italy's Muslims, lack of burial space deepens grief

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For Italy's Muslims, lack of burial space deepens grief

Compounding the pain for the religious minority has been the grim reality of a lack of space to bury their dead.

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

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Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco grapple with worsening living conditions amid the kingdom's Covid-19 restrictions.

Egypt postpones new administrative capital move over coronavirus

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Egypt postpones new administrative capital move over coronavirus

Postponing the move to the new capital is a major blow to a project personally conceived of by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, which ...

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Egypt shuts Al-Azhar mosque and churches over coronavirus fears

Egypt's Al-Azhar mosque will close its doors to worshippers as religious authorities move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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200 quarantined as coronavirus panic spreads in Israel

Israel has published a list of the sites visited by a group of South Korean tourists who later tested positive for the virus, amid fears of a ...

Charlie Hoyle

The rise and fall of the South Lebanon Army

The return to Lebanon of Amer Fakhoury has reopened old wounds, casting light once again on the brutal legacy of the South Lebanon Army during ...

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Rights groups slam Italy's extension of controversial migrants deal

Rights groups say Italy is trapping migrants in war-ravaged Libya, where they are vulnerable to abuse and rape.

Macron 'didn't apologise' for shouting at Israeli security

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Macron 'didn't apologise' for shouting at Israeli security

French President Emmanuel Macron engaged in a heated argument with Israeli security on a visit to Jerusalem's Old City.

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Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

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Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

This year, widespread fears over the conflict between the US and Iran were highlighted during the Philippine's day long procession of the wooden ...

Thousands mark Christmas in West Bank town of Bethlehem

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Thousands mark Christmas in West Bank town of Bethlehem

Visitors converged on the town's large Christmas tree in Manger Square, near the spot believed to mark Jesus' birthplace.

Israel prevents hundreds of Gaza's Christians from Bethlehem pilgrimage

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Israel prevents hundreds of Gaza's Christians from Bethlehem pilgrimage

Hundreds of Gazan Christians who planned to spend Christmas in Bethlehem had their hopes crushed after Israeli authorities refused their entry ...

Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

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Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

Christians and Muslims across the world are calling on Netflix to remove a satirical film in which Jesus, an important figure in both religions, ...

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Iraqi Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protests

The goodwill gesture comes amid mass rallies that have rocked Iraq's capital and southern cities, which been met with violence by security forces and armed groups, leaving nearly 430 dead.

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Fragment of Jesus' manger arrives in Bethlehem

After more than a millennium’s absence, a tiny wooden fragment claimed to have been from the manger where Jesus was born was given back to ...

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Saudi FM compares 'ridiculous' regional rival Iran to Hitler

Adel Al-Jubeir made the remarks at the annual Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.

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Triple bombing kills scores in Syria's Qamishli

An Armenian priest and his father were also killed on Monday in an assassination claimed by the Islamic State group.

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Emile Nakhleh

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold ...

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Pope Francis urges justice for 'martyred' Iraq protesters

Pope Francis urged Iraqi authorities to find 'fair solutions' after a violent crackdown on anti-corruption protesters, saying his thoughts are ...

Saudi crown prince hosts Israeli, American evangelicals in Jeddah

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Saudi crown prince hosts Israeli, American evangelicals in Jeddah

A delegation of Israeli, American Christian evangelicals met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince ahead of the 18th September 11 anniversary on ...

Who was Ruth Pfau, 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'?

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Who was Ruth Pfau, 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'?

Who was Dr Ruth Pfau and why has Google dedicated a 90th birthday 'doodle' to her?

Sinead O'Connor says 'white people' jibe triggered by Islamophobia

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Sinead O'Connor says 'white people' jibe triggered by Islamophobia

O’Connor backtracked on comments made last October in which she said she no longer wanted to 'spend time with white people again' after ...

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