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Rescue workers in Gaza continue to search the rubble for bodies and survivors as Palestinians mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba.

Relatives of those detained said they were apprehended due to their role as religious leaders.

Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz <em>crackdown</em>'

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Saudi releases bin Laden patriarch held in 'Ritz crackdown'

Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

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How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of ...

Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report

The extreme drop in birth rates is unprecedented in the 71 years since the UN began collecting global fertility statistics, beating out declines ...

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Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The report, "#Hashtag Palestine 2020" provides an overview of violations occurring during a year in which Covid-19 turned Palestine upside down.

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Israel declares state of emergency over Palestinians in Lod

It is the first time emergency powers will be used over a Palestinian community since Israel withdrew military rule over the population in 1966.

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Two killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protests killings

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he was 'shocked' by the killings, calling it a 'crime to use live bullets against peaceful protesters'.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 138 locals, foreigners on corruption charges

The 138 people are accused of bribery, corruption and other offences in an apparent anti-graft crackdown.

Rocket fire from Gaza kills two Israelis

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Rocket fire from Gaza kills two Israelis

Two Israelis are dead after rocket fire on Ashkelon, while 26 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes across Gaza.

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Arab, Muslim countries condemn Israel's assault on Gaza

Israel's overnight strikes on Gaza, which killed nine children, have drawn round condemnation from regional powers.

Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new <em>crackdown</em>'

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Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new crackdown'

Demonstrations in Algeria have continued, as the Hirak protest movement demands seeks deep changes in the country.

East Jerusalem hospital fills up after <em>crackdown</em> at Al-Aqsa

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East Jerusalem hospital fills up after crackdown at Al-Aqsa

Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound filled the halls of an east Jerusalem hospital.

Arab nations hit out at Israel for Jerusalem violence

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Arab nations hit out at Israel for Jerusalem violence

Arab countries, including four that last year agreed to normalise relations with Israel, have condemned a weekend of violence towards ...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

Leading Islamic bodies, including Egypt's Al Azhar University, also condemned Israel's actions in East Jerusalem.

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Israeli intellectuals call for ICC war crimes investigation

The group said it is deeply suspicious of Israel's claim that it can conduct a credible investigation into its own alleged crimes.

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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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Ilhan Omar slams '$3.8 billion military aid' to Israel

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar criticised the US for its military aid to Israel.

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The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: The failure of peace talks has shown yet again how regional polarisation has become one more layer in the complex task of resolving ...

Turkey ambassador in UAE as tensions ease

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Turkey ambassador in UAE as tensions ease

Turkey and the UAE have been locked in a dispute over proxy wars in the Middle East and North Africa. The new ambassador is a sign to ease those ...

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Palestinians 'beaten, arrested' by Israeli police in Sheikh Jarrah

Protests have been held against the planned eviction of six families resident in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

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Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

Israeli police <em>crackdown</em> on peaceful anti-eviction Sheikh Jarrah protest

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Israeli police crackdown on peaceful anti-eviction Sheikh Jarrah protest

Dozens of Palestinians took part in the march against the eviction of historical Jerusalemite families from their homes.

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