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Jordan's foreign ministry has called on Israeli authorities to stop protecting groups of hard-line settlers who regularly attempt to storm the Muslim holy compound.

The Birmingham mosque is the first in the country to serve as a vaccination centre.

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

Sylvain Mercadier

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies in ruins.

Palestinian Jerusalemites mourn Aqsa 'cat man' following Covid-19 death

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Jerusalemites mourn Aqsa 'cat man' following Covid-19 death

Palestinians are mourning Ghassan Younes, a man who used to travel to Jerusalem five days a week to feed cats, after he died of coronavirus

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

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

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Athens' first mosque reopens on Christmas Day

The Greek capital's first mosque has been allowed to reopen on Christmas Day after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

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'Abusive texts' sparked discovery of suspected UAE-Saudi Aljazeera hack

Al Jazeera’s IT team, who also examined the phone, found the same spyware on the phones of 35 other staff members.

17-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

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17-year-old Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Jerusalem

The shooting incident took place in occupied East Jerusalem.

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

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Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But many remain unconvinced, writes Khadija Moshen-Finan.

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Moroccan Islamist movements condemn normalisation of ties with Israel

Moroccan Islamist groups, including the ruling PJD party’s educational and charitable arm, have condemned a recent deal under which Morocco will ...

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Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

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Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to the UAE.

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South African stranded in Jerusalem after year of walking

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

Agreement grants Emirati, Bahraini tourists entry to <em>Al</em>-Aqsa: report

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Agreement grants Emirati, Bahraini tourists entry to Al-Aqsa: report

Visitors will be allowed in through the Jordanian-Palestinian gates, according to reports.

<em>Al</em>-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

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Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

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