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Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in Washington and the Middle East, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The US Secretary of State has urged Egypt to stop the 'unwarranted harassment' of American citizens and their families.

Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

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Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti Ekrima Sa'id Sabri said Israel is becoming increasingly violent towards Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Palestinian-Israelis protest bulldozing of Muslim cemetery in Jaffa

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Palestinian-Israelis protest bulldozing of Muslim cemetery in Jaffa

Dozens of Palestinian-Israelis protested as Israeli authorities levelled a Muslim cemetery in the historic city of Jaffa to make way for a new ...

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

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Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

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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 was caught leading congregational Eid prayers.

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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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Egypt lawmakers consider granting president power to select mufti

A draft law submitted by MPs proposes that the president should have the final say on the selection of Egypt's highest-ranking Muslim official.

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Trump insists Israeli-Palestinian plan has a "chance"

President Donald Trump said alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has a "chance" - ...

Nearly 30,000 settlers stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa in 2019

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Nearly 30,000 settlers stormed Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa in 2019

Jerusalem's Islamic endowment organisation said nearly 30,000 Israeli settlers invaded al-Aqsa Mosque.

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Israel to block Palestinian entry into west Jerusalem

Israeli forces will set up more than a hundred road blocks in Jerusalem to block Palestinian traffic on the Jewish religious holiday Yom Kippur.

Lebanese landowners establish Syrian cemetery following child’s exhumation

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Lebanese landowners establish Syrian cemetery following child’s exhumation

Lebanese landowners in the northern town of Assoun have donated land to establish a cemetery for Syrians following the exhumation of a deceased ...

Women's fashion show in former IS stronghold causes outrage

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Women's fashion show in former IS stronghold causes outrage

A fashion show featuring women has caused a stir in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, with a council of clerics and elders threatening legal action ...

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over al-Aqsa mosque 'violations'

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Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over al-Aqsa mosque 'violations'

Israeli police fired sound grenades and rubber bullets at Palestinian protesters at the holy site last week, where Jewish worshippers were ...

Exiled Uighur leader slams 'silence' over China crackdown

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Exiled Uighur leader slams 'silence' over China crackdown

China has rounded up more than one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim Turkic peoples in the northwestern region of Xinjiang,

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Thirteenth Century Palestinian mosque 'converted to nightclub' in Israel

A 13th century Palestinian mosque has been turned into a nightclub in Safed, northern Israel.

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Ruling Bahrain (part I): The emir declares himself king

Interview: Retired US senior intelligence service officer Emile Nakhleh reminisces on the turning points in King Hamad's reign.

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Palestinians celebrate after opening al-Aqsa gate defying Israeli measures

After being closed for 16 years, Palestinians have finally managed to enter al-Aqsa Mosque through the Bab al-Rahma gate.

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Iraq's Sunni authority slams grand mufti's anti-Christmas fatwa

Iraq's top Sunni authority has distanced itself from anti-Christmas remarks made by Iraq's grand mufti in a religious sermon.

UAE hired American 'death squad' to assassinate Yemeni opposition

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UAE hired American 'death squad' to assassinate Yemeni opposition

Elite US mercs were hired by ex-Palestinian strongman Mohammed Dahlan to assassinate Yemeni politicians deemed 'terrorists' by the UAE.

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Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad ...

Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

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Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

Guard barred from al-Aqsa after protecting mosque from Israelis

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Guard barred from al-Aqsa after protecting mosque from Israelis

The Waqf has previously blasted Israel for banning its employees from entering the holy site and preventing them from carrying out their work ...

No damage to al-Aqsa manuscripts, says Jerusalem <em>Islamic</em> <em>Endowment</em>

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No damage to al-Aqsa manuscripts, says Jerusalem Islamic Endowment

Waqf released the findings of their investigation on Thursday which showed all documents and materials of historical value have not been stolen ...

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