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Israeli doctors were reportedly flown out to Sudan in an attempt to treat a Sudan diplomat for Covid-19, who died as a result of the virus.

The first deadly assault since the end of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan led to the deaths of seven Afghan security force members.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

Al-Aqsa Mosque will reopen on Sunday as coronavirus measures relax.

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

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US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, according to Reuters.

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its ...

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he ...

Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

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Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

Pakistani aviation authorities have shared their initial findings with the visiting 11-member team from the European plane maker.

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Afghanistan to free 900 more Taliban prisoners

The ceasefire, only the second of its kind in the 19-year-old conflict, has raised hopes of an extended truce between the Taliban and Afghan ...

Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' <em>Eid</em> prayers

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Canada, US Muslims attend 'drive-thru' Eid prayers

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to see lockdown measures across the world, Muslims in the US and Canada celebrated Eid in a very ...

Turkey says 'won't allow' Israel to annex West Bank

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Turkey says 'won't allow' Israel to annex West Bank

'We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else' said the Turkish leader in an Eid address focused on Israel's ...

Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

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Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair ...

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

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Palestinian Authority ends West Bank coronavirus lockdown

The Ramallah-based PA has ended the lockdown early amid a decline in new cases.

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Afghan ceasefire holds as prisoner release expected

The Taliban on Sunday began a ceasefire to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on ...

In pictures: Muslims celebrate <em>Eid</em> amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

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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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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

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Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for <em>Eid</em> moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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