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Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

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Israel's top court says non-Orthodox Jews can claim citizenship

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens.

UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

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UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

Judges unanimously ruled that Begum's right to a fair hearing did not override considerations such as public safety.

Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

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Russia rejects calls from Europe court to release Navalny

Moscow swiftly rejected a call by a European rights court to released jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.

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NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

Italy provides financial assistance to the coastguard authorities in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011.

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Indonesia detains British woman on terror suspect list

A spokesman for Indonesia's immigration authorities said that Manchester-born Tazneem Miriam Sailar's planned deportation would be 'facilitated' ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

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 ...

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Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make ...

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

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Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

British man sentenced to jail for mosque knife attack

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British man sentenced to jail for mosque knife attack

Daniel Horton has been sentenced to seven years in jail for stabbing an elderly prayer leader at a central London mosque.

A dispatch from India's culture war

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens ...

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

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Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

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Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter ...

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Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

Turkey's central bank bank said the one-week repo rate would go from 8.25 percent to 10.25 percent.

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

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UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while their ...

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Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The Arab League was embroiled in a social media storm following its failure to pass a resolution condemning the normalisation deal between the ...

Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

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Turkey in energy exploration talks with Libya: official

Turkey is in talks with Libya's UN-backed government to explore potential oil and gas reserves both onshore and offshore in the eastern ...

Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

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Christian Pakistani man sentenced to death over 'blasphemous' texts

A Christian Pakistani man has been sentenced to death after he sent a 'blasphemous' text message.

Turkey extends Mediterranean gas exploration mission

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Turkey extends Mediterranean gas exploration mission

Amid heightened tensions with Greece, Turkey announced it will extend its contested natural gas exploration mission.

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