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The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

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Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Yemen will receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UN, as the country struggles under the weight of infections.

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Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

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Covid-19 overwhelms Yemen and urgent aid needed: MSF

War-torn Yemen is battling a rising number of Covid-19 cases, rights groups warn, as authorities declare a state of emergency.

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War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The Syrian regime’s oil ministry says it has begun organising distribution of fuel in response to the delays in shipments caused by the blocking ...

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Yemen coronavirus committee calls for 'state of emergency'

The coronavirus committee has called for a partial curfew and the closure of shopping centres amid a surge in infections.

Cyprus urged to probe migrant pushbacks from Lebanon

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Cyprus urged to probe migrant pushbacks from Lebanon

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Cyprus to investigate allegations of ill-treatment of migrants arriving by boat.

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Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

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'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

Ancient Christian <em>ruins</em> discovered in Egypt

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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

The complex is comprised of six sectors containing the ruins of three churches and monks' cells.

Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

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Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 2003 US-led invasion, the Christian community has shrunk from six to just one percent of the ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

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Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long suffered discrimination and exploitation.

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Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged local ...

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

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Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

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Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing the first-ever papal visit in Iraq, a country still torn by war

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

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Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

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Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

US vows to help Iraq promote stability

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

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