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Often ignored, we explore how Lebanese and Syrian communities began to settle in Jamaica, and how their footprint has now cemented their place within Jamaican history.

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a ban on full-face veils worn by some Muslim women, saying that they pose a threat to national security.

Egypt's Sisi extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

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Egypt's Sisi extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

Egypt's state of emergency has been extended for another three months, with a parliament dominated by Sisi's supporters expected to approve the step this week.

Palestinian-Israelis protest planned evictions in Jaffa

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Palestinian-Israelis protest planned evictions in Jaffa

Protests against Israeli government plans to sell Palestinian homes to Jewish investors have been taking place amid accusations that Israel is ...

Sri Lanka arrests Muslim leader over Easter attacks

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Sri Lanka arrests Muslim leader over Easter attacks

Sri Lankan police have arrested Rishad Bathiudeen, a top Muslim leader and member of parliament, over alleged links to a deadly Jihadist attack ...

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

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Shootout at Indonesia's national police headquarters: media

Police in Jakarta have shot dead a person who entered the police station, in what was described as a terror attack.

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Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

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Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

Indonesian police said that one of the two suicide bombers who carried an attack on a cathedral was part of JAD, a pro-Islamic State extremist ...

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

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In Georgia, community members work to combat Covid-19

Home to immigrants from more than 50 countries, the city of Clarkston is known as 'the most diverse square mile in America', but it has been hit ...

UN agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry

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UN agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry

The Ethiopian government has rejected allegations that it committed atrocities while fighting a former guerrilla group, the Tigray People’s ...

Houthi media releases 'leaked conversation' between Saleh and CIA

The New Arab Staff

Houthi media releases 'leaked conversation' between Saleh and CIA

The Houthi-run moral guidance department released an audio leak of the former director of the CIA urging Ali Abdullah Saleh to release a Yemeni ...

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

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Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning ...

Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

The complex is comprised of six sectors containing the ruins of three churches and monks' cells.

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Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the Arabic word 'Allah' in reference to God.

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Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

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Pope thanks Iraqis for visit, saying they deserve peace

Pope Francis thanked Iraqis for their hospitality during his visit, saying the war-torn country deserves peace.

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After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged local ...

Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

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Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the ...

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

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