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Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional masks and gloves.

An escalation between Israel and Hezbollah has ended after a brief exchange of fire, but tensions remained high along the Lebanese border.

Somalia's Al-Shabaab use woman suicide bomber in UN attack

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia's Al-Shabaab use woman suicide bomber in UN attack

Wednesday's attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu - a rare instance of a female Al-Shabaab suicide bomber - left seven people dead and the city's mayor in a coma.

Dystopian tourism in Kashgar

Ruth Ingram

Dystopian tourism in Kashgar

Feature: China's Xinjiang Province, while ruthlessly clamping down on its local Uighur Muslim population, is simultaneously rolling out its ...

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa mosque, fire at worshippers

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa mosque, fire at worshippers

Videos on social media showed Israeli police storming Al-Aqsa mosque, firing tear gas, live ammunition and rubber-coated metal bullets ...

The New Arab

Palestinian boy arrested for waving Palestinian flag at al-Aqsa

Israeli forces detained a boy on Sunday after he waved a Palestinian flag at Jeusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque compound during a visit by hundreds of Israeli right-wingers.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli security bar Muslim journalist from Prince William event

International media have experienced repeated run-ins with Israeli security over apparent ethnic profiling.

The New Arab

Ten Palestinians evicted from Jerusalem as settlers storm al-Aqsa

Dozens of Israelis staged a routine march around the al-Aqsa compound as Israeli forces carried out sweeping arrests of Palestinians in the area.

Fadi O. Al-Naji

Will 2018 bring a third intifada in Gaza?

Comment: The Great Return March could be the first sign of a third intifada breaking out in Gaza as the blockaded Strip becomes ever-more ...

United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

The New Arab

United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

US President Donald Trump controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital did little to divide the city's Christian and Muslim ...

Daoud Kuttab

Trump's Jerusalem decision will end all hope of peace

President Donald Trump's contentious decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will likely be the death knell for hopes of ...

Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The New Arab & agencies

Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The Palestinian Museum has launched its inaugural exhibition with a highly political art show focusing on Israel's occupation of east Jerusalem.

Israel extends Islamic cleric's detention over 'incitement'

The New Arab & agencies

Israel extends Islamic cleric's detention over 'incitement'

An Islamic cleric accused of 'incitement' over a sermon he gave after a July attack that killed two policemen near Jerusalem's ultra-sensitive ...

Trump to send envoys to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

The New Arab

Trump to send envoys to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

US President Donald Trump will send Jared Kushner and top envoy Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

UN chief to make visit to Israel and Palestinians

The New Arab & agencies

UN chief to make visit to Israel and Palestinians

Antonio Guterres will make his first visit as UN secretary-general to Israel and the Palestinian territories later this month for a firsthand ...

The New Arab

Jordan's King Abdullah visits Palestinian President Abbas in Ramallah

Jordan's King Abdullah has made a rare visit to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' compound in Ramallah, in a public show of support for the embattled head.

The New Arab

Israel 'punishing' Palestinians for downgrading security ties

Palestinian officials accuse Israeli authorities of enacting coordinated crackdown in response to PA's downgrading of security ties.

The New Arab

Saudi, Iranian FMs shake hands at meeting on al-Aqsa

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran have shaken hands at a meeting of the world's Muslim nations, despite the rival nations being ...

The New Arab & agencies

Aqsa showdown a rare victory for Palestinians

The Palestinian political leadership of all factions, including the Palestinian Authority, had been mostly irrelevant during the crisis, with ...

Thousands rally in Istanbul over Israel's Aqsa measures

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands rally in Istanbul over Israel's Aqsa measures

Thousands of people rallied in Istanbul on Saturday to protest measures taken by Israel at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

The New Arab

Israeli soldiers raid media offices in Ramallah, seizing equipment

Israeli soldiers conducted dawn raids on the offices of PalMedia, local media reported, on the grounds of alleged "incitement", as al-Aqsa ...

Jerusalemites show the Syrian revolution has not been forgotten

Diana Alghoul

Jerusalemites show the Syrian revolution has not been forgotten

Jerusalemites are showing the world that the call for freedom will never be forgotten and the call for the fall of the Assad regime is not one ...

People power in Jerusalem: Al Aqsa's winners and losers

Daoud Kuttab

People power in Jerusalem: Al Aqsa's winners and losers

Comment: People power successfully pressured Israel into removing its controversial security measures at al Aqsa. This momentum must now be ...

Many injured in clashes as Israel closes al-Aqsa Mosque

The New Arab

Many injured in clashes as Israel closes al-Aqsa Mosque

Israel has closed the Bab al-Hatta gate to al-Aqsa Mosque again as fresh clashes erupt between police and Palestinian protesters.

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