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Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

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Iraq, Saudi reopen border crossing after 30 years

Iraq and Saudi Arabia reopened their Arar desert crossing after a 30-year closure.

Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah pilgrimage to foreigners

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah pilgrimage to foreigners

Saudi Arabia reopened the Umrah pilgrimage to foreign visitors on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

Saudi man crashes car into gates of Grand Mosque

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Saudi man crashes car into gates of Grand Mosque

The car rammed through a barrier and kept driving until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque's southern side.

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Saudi Arabia reopens Umrah to Muslims from abroad

Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

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Pilgrims return to Mecca as Saudi eases virus restrictions

State TV showed on Sunday what appeared to be fewer than 50 people circling the Kaaba at the same time and walking several meters apart.

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

Saudi Arabia to gradually resume umrah pilgrimage

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume umrah pilgrimage

The year-round umrah pilgrimage will resume gradually from October 4, Saudi authorities said.

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

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Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has ...

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel ...

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

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For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as Lebanon grapples with its past and present, writes Kareem Shaheen.

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Family of convicted Hezbollah operative denounces 'injustice'

The family of a Hezbollah member convicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri described his guilty verdict ...

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Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The explosion at the Beirut port caused the deaths of over 170 people, made some 300,000 homeless and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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Shia pilgrims gather for mourning month in Iraq

Pilgrims in Iraq attend a shrine during the holy month despite coronavirus fears.

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

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One in a million: Chosen hajj pilgrims rejoice

Pilgrims well up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's hajj pilgrimage, which ...

Saudi Arabia concludes downsized <em>hajj</em> amid pandemic

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Saudi Arabia concludes downsized hajj amid pandemic

Only up to 10,000 Muslims took part in the hajj, a far cry from the 2.5 million who took part in the five-day annual pilgrimage last ...

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green <em>hajj</em>'

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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Restricted <em>Hajj</em> hits Somalia's livestock economy

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Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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