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President Macron should be held accountable 'for the acts of violence and chaos in France', a Jerusalem cleric said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

Man lynched for alleged desecration of Koran in Bangladesh

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Man lynched for alleged desecration of Koran in Bangladesh

Hundreds of people in the Bangladeshi town of Burimari have beaten a man to death after he allegedly stepped on a Koran in a mosque, police have ...

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

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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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Palestinian Israelis protest against France's Macron

Demonstrators in the Palestinian-majority district of Jaffa gathered outside the residence of France's ambassador to Israel.

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Pro-regime Syrian cleric killed in car bomb near Damascus

Adnan al-Afiyuni, the pro-regime mufti of Damascus province, has been killed in a car bomb attack near Syria’s capital.

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Prayers resume at Mecca Grand Mosque after 7-month pause

The second phase of lifting of restrictions started at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on Sunday, with prayers resuming for locals.

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Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Mahmoud al-Tohamy talks about his Islamic chanting, Sufism and Islamic plurality.

Outrage as Israeli actress Gal Gadot announces Cleopatra role

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Outrage as Israeli actress Gal Gadot announces Cleopatra role

Social media users took aim at Gal Gadot once again this week after she announced her new role as Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.

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New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

Public anger against lockdown measures deepened after it emerged high-power figures like Netanyahu's wife violated the restrictions.

Libya capital's mosques open after 7-month virus closure

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Libya capital's mosques open after 7-month virus closure

Mosques in Libya's capital Tripoli reopened after almost seven months of novel coronavirus-related closures.

Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

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

Iran reimposes restrictive virus measures in Tehran

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Iran reimposes restrictive virus measures in Tehran

The Islamic republic reported a record high in new Covid-19 cases earlier this week.

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

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Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are demanding the resignation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and flouted covid-19 lockdown rules to get their point across.

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

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Israeli leaders bicker as coronavirus lockdown goes into effect

As a result of infighting, Netanyahu will propose a state of emergency.

Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

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Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

Israel's decision to restrict flights come as the country imposes another lockdown in an effort to control the spread of covid-19.

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first ...

Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

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Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The protests against Bahrains' normalisation of relations with Israel are a rare display of dissent in the small oil-rich kingdom.

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

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Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM

The search for gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean has sparked a row that has seen Greece and Turkey stage rival air and navy drills in the ...

Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

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Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at ...

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