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What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

UK minister says 'inshallah' to Christmas carol concerts

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UK minister says 'inshallah' to Christmas carol concerts

The minister's response has left some scratching their heads.

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

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Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

Ethiopia's Abiy replaces army chief as Tigray casualties mount

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Ethiopia's Abiy replaces army chief as Tigray casualties mount

Scores of soldiers have been wounded, amid reports of deaths, after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent federal troops and aircraft into Tigray in a ...

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, however, the elections will yield few surprises.

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Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

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US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

Joe Biden and running mate Kamal Harris have won the 2020 US election after cinching the all-important battleground state of Pennsylvania.

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Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's travel ban

Brooke Anderson

Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's travel ban

In-depth: For Muslims in America and around the world, the 2020 US election could very well determine their life trajectories.

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Lebanon locks down 115 towns in virus fight

A countrywide curfew between 9pm and 5am was also announced by the interior ministry on Sunday.

Jordan's medics in danger as Covid-19 kills doctors

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Jordan's medics in danger as Covid-19 kills doctors

Authorities in Jordan have been accused of negligence after a rise in the number of healthcare worker deaths was reported this week.

Rioters snatch Druze religious leader's body after Covid-19 death

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Rioters snatch Druze religious leader's body after Covid-19 death

Druze religious leaders have distanced themselves from the rioters who snatched Sheikh Hassan Halabi's body from an Israeli hospital.

Trump, Biden square off in key Midwestern states

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Trump, Biden square off in key Midwestern states

The two candidates plan to be in three Midwestern states on Friday, with both campaigning in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

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Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

Tunisia is imposing a nationwide curfew in new coronavirus restrictions.

Amanda Ali

In Wisconsin, patriotism begins with voting

Comment: My family immigrated to America hoping for a better life. Voting is one of the ways we build the future we dream about, writes Palestinian-American community organiser, Amanda Ali.

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Campaigners legally challenge to UK over arms sales

Anti-arms campaigners in the UK have filed a judicial review of the decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Covid-19 claims over 10,000 lives in Iraq

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Covid-19 claims over 10,000 lives in Iraq

Covid-19 has taken over 10,000 lives in Iraq, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

Israel extends ban on <em>gatherings</em>, protests

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

Government ministers approved the measure until October 13 by a telephone vote.

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

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Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, Mrs. ...

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