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Limited numbers of worshippers are able to celebrate Good Friday this year.

Palestine's El Funoun dance group has primarily been on a mission to resist the genocide of their people and culture.

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's hoping he can satisfy them all, writes Harry Hagopian.

Israeli settlers target Jerusalem church in 'arson attack'

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Israeli settlers target Jerusalem church in 'arson attack'

Right-wing settlers have targeted churches in East Jerusalem on multiple occasions in recent months.

Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

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Emirati preacher called out for 'stealing' Saudi researcher's tweet

It is not the first time the controversial preacher has been accused of stealing other people's work.

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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 Jesus.

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Outcry in Palestine after Hamas 'bans celebrating Christmas'

An internal document from the Hamas-run Ministry of Religious Endowments saying that Muslims should be discouraged from participating in ...

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Bethlehem lights up Christmas tree

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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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Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

Pompeo visits Israel museum honouring Christian Zionists

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Pompeo visits Israel museum honouring Christian Zionists

The US secretary of state also visited an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and announced new measures against the ...

Palestinians condemn Israel-Bahrain normalisation agreement

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Palestinians condemn Israel-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Rival factions Hamas and the Palestinian Authority have slammed the agreement as a 'stab in the back'.

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

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PLO accuses Israel of stealing Christian artifact from Bethlehem

A senior Palestinian official accused Israel of stealing a historical Christian artifact from the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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Palestinian Authority closes Bethlehem after coronavirus cases spike

The Palestinian Authority has closed Bethlehem after a spike on coronavirus cases.

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Bethlehem's Church of Nativity reopens after coronavirus closure

The church had been closed since March 5 when an outbreak of COVID-19 was detected in Bethlehem.

Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

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Vatican expresses ‘concern’ regarding Israeli West Bank annexation plans

The Vatican says it is concerned over Israeli plans to annex parts of the West Bank following a meeting between its chief foreign policy ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran allows some shuttered Tehran businesses to reopen, Lebanon's Le Bristol hotel closes down and the 'Holy Fire' ceremony ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus roundup.

In Jerusalem, <em>Palestinian</em> <em>Christians</em> mark a sombre Easter

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In Jerusalem, Palestinian Christians mark a sombre Easter

In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, roads are deserted and most shops have been closed for two weeks.

Palestinians continue to work in Israeli settlements despite ban

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Palestinians continue to work in Israeli settlements despite ban

Palestinians who earn a living in illegal Israeli settlements are continuing to go to work despite fears of coronavirus transmissions.

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