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Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr on Thursday amid rising hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, in the second celebration in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to distort the reality of the occupation, writes Laura Albast.

Jordan summons Israel diplomat as King Abdullah deplores violence

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Jordan summons Israel diplomat as King Abdullah deplores violence

Jordan has summoned Israel's envoy in Amman in protest of the ongoing violence against Palestinians at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, as King Abdullah urged Tel Aviv to respect international law.

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

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Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

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Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

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British Muslims forge digital pathways to family during Ramadan

Muslims across the UK are observing the month of Ramadan in the absence of familial traditions due to Covid-19 restrictions, but they're using technology to bridge the gap.

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Erdogan says Biden's genocide recognition 'destructive'

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday denounced US President Joe Biden's recognition of the Armenian genocide as "groundless" and harmful to ...

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Biden's Armenian genocide recognition: A crisis in US-Turkey ties?

Analysis: Biden's decision to recognise the Armenian genocide could further strain already tense ties between Turkey and the US.

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Turkey rages at US recognition of Armenia genocide

From the streets of Istanbul to the halls of power, Turks were united in anger at Biden's decision to formally recognise the Armenian genocide.

Biden recognises Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed

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Biden recognises Armenian genocide, defying Turkey in watershed

Biden said his statement was 'not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated.'

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Erdogan, Biden agree 'to build greater cooperation': Turkish presidency

Erdogan has responded positively to a phone call with US president Biden, in which the two leaders agreed to cooperate on ...

Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

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Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Moscow suspended all flights to Egypt after the Sinai's IS affiliate shot down a Russian passenger jet.

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal <em>call</em>'

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Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

A Jordanian woman's conviction for insulting King Abdullah has sent shockwaves in Jordan.

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

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Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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Biden offer hailed in Moscow as win for Putin

Following the announcement that Biden has offered to meet with Putin, Russia is declaring this as a first round victory.

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US police murdering Black father sparks fresh Minneapolis protests

A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early Monday after US police fatally shot Daunte Wright, a young unarmed Black man, sparking protests.

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Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

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Saudi King Salman, MbS call Jordan's King Abdullah

Jordan's king and crown prince thanked their Saudi counterparts for their well wishes.

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

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Putin denounces 'confrontational' EU stance on Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the European Union had a "confrontational" stance after having had a phone call with ...

Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in interview

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Pollard defends spying on US for Israel in interview

American spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard gave his first interview since arriving in Israel last December, criticising the US withdrawal of ...

UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

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UK-Iranian man in 'prolonged solitary confinement' in Iran: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called for the unconditional release of a British-Iranian man who they said was being held in solitary confinement in ...

Erdogan chastises Biden for 'killer' Putin comment

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Erdogan chastises Biden for 'killer' Putin comment

'Mr Biden's comment about Putin does not suit a head of state,' said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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