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A Palestinian Catholic priest has called on Christians to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli forces injured hundreds of Muslim worshippers there in a series of assaults.

Israeli settlers have steel-proofed a home belonging to the Al-Ghawi family of Sheikh Jarrah, while Israeli Knesset members stormed the neighbourhood with military protection.

Iraq journalist targeted in hit undergoes brain surgery

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Iraq journalist targeted in hit undergoes brain surgery

Journalist Ahmed Hassan has undergone brain surgery after being shot in the latest attack against anti-government activists in Iraq.

IS landmines kill seven regime fighters in Syria: report

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IS landmines kill seven regime fighters in Syria: report

Islamic State militants have killed seven Syrian regime fighters in the Badia desert, a war monitor has reported.

Iran protests Iraqi raid on diplomatic site

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Iran protests Iraqi raid on diplomatic site

Protesters set fire to trailers belonging to Iran's consulate in Karbala following the murder of activist Ehab Wazni.

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Iraqi reporter seriously wounded day after activist's killing

Journalist Ahmed Hassan was shot, in the latest attack against anti-government activists in Iraq.

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Iraqi activist's killing sparks protests against impunity

A leading Iraqi anti-government activist was killed early Sunday.

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US seizes weapons in Arabian Sea bound for Yemen

The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in ...

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Meet Sam Rasoul, Palestinian-American running for Lieutenant Governor

As Virginia becomes more diverse and left-leaning, so do opportunities for progressive politics.

US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not ...

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Chadian police fire tear gas to scatter anti-junta protesters

The protest by opposition and civil society figures had been banned by the junta.

Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

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Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

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IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

A London court ruled in Smith's favour, accepting the defence’s claim that the Home Office ban is discriminatory under the European Convention.

Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

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Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital ...

Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

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Sheikh Jarrah protests continue as far-right lawmaker visits

Demonstrations have continued in Sheikh Jarrah as a far-right Israeli lawmaker visited the neighbourhood in support of the Jewish settlers.

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Mosques full while Pakistan's Covid wards at breaking point

Pakistan's mosques are full of worshippers despite a travel ban during Eid and far greater disruption to schools and other areas of life.

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Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

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UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international ...

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption ...

Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

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Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

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Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to <em>anti</em>-Netanyahu govt

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Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

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