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Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

Canadian Muslim's 'first <em>Christmas</em>' with housemates goes viral

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Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

Coronavirus dampens <em>Christmas</em> joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of ...

<em>Christmas</em> <em>tree</em> in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

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Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

Three years after the defeat of the Islamic State and to celebrate religious diversity in Iraq, a huge Christmas tree has been ...

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of courage, survival and love.

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Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, ...

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Bethlehem lights up Christmas tree

Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree without the usual crowds due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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New Melania Trump photo reignites fake 'double' conspiracy

A new photo of the First Lady has reignited an internet conspiracy theory about the existence of a double.

Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

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Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

A pastor and an imam collaborated in Germany to provide a space of worship to muslims inside a church, in a bid to observe strict social ...

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Mo Salah is officially the world’s most valuable right-winger

Salah has knocked Lionel Messi off the top spot for most valuable right-winger at €150 million, according to a new ranking.

Liverpool superstar Mo Salah welcomes second child with wife

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Liverpool superstar Mo Salah welcomes second child with wife

Mo Salah's wife reportedly gave birth to a baby girl, who they named Kayan.

Mo Salah to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds

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Mo Salah to be immortalised at Madame Tussauds

Premier League football star Mo Salah will be honoured with his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London.

Syria Weekly: Maarat Al-Numan evacuation brings new dangers

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Syria Weekly: Maarat Al-Numan evacuation brings new dangers

Aid workers braved Russian air strikes and regime fire to race down the highway to southern Idlib for one of the biggest evacuations since the ...

Mo Salah sparks controversy with <em>Christmas</em> <em>tree</em> photo

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Mo Salah sparks controversy with Christmas tree photo

Premier League footballer Mohamed Salah was both criticised and praised after he posted a picture of his family in front of a Christmas ...

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Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei urges Muslims, Christians to honour Jesus

Jesus is also revered as a prophet in the Islamic faith.

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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.

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Baghdad protesters build Christmas tree out of Iraqi flags

Protesters in Iraq's capital city have built a Christmas tree made from flags in tribute to the country's Christians as ...

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Palestinian Christians in Gaza celebrate Christmas after permits row

Palestinians in Gaza celebrate Christmas in the coastal strip after a row over obtaining permits from Israeli security to visit ...

Four arrested over burning of Tripoli <em>Christmas</em> <em>tree</em>

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Four arrested over burning of Tripoli Christmas tree

A mob of men on motorcycles threw fire bombs at the Christmas tree in Tripoli's main square, setting it on fire.

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Lebanon ups security at protest sites hit by violence

Barricades were erected overnight to block or control access to protest sites in the capital where counter demonstrators have previously tried ...

Protesters close Iraq's bridges and roads amid PM nominations

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Protesters close Iraq's bridges and roads amid PM nominations

Demonstrators across Iraq continue to reject the nomination of any politician from the government of outgoing premier Adel Abdel Mahdi for the ...

<em>Christmas</em> is cancelled in Baghdad... in solidarity with protesters

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Christmas is cancelled in Baghdad... in solidarity with protesters

Christian leaders have cancelled Christmas celebrations in the streets of Baghdad in support of anti-government protests.

Omani student killed in robbery near London's Harrods

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Omani student killed in robbery near London's Harrods

An Omani student was found unconscious under a Christmas tree in West London after being stabbed in an apparent robbery.

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