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In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

The two states agreed to normalise ties in December last year.

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on the ban.

Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

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Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The religious affairs ministry claims the use of the nazar, or evil eye symbol, is not allowed in Islam.

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their ...

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Emirates, Etihad to pilot virus 'travel pass'

Emirates and Etihad said they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests and vaccinations.

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

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Jordanian sentenced to death for 2019 tourist knife attack

Mustafa Abu Ruwais, 24, was sentenced to 'death by hanging for the terrorist knife attack on tourists,' the Jordanian court said.

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Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

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Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

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British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

On the eve of the new year, British lawmakers finally agreed on a Brexit deal.

Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

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Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

The vaccines have finally arrived to Turkey following a two-week delay.

Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

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Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

Travellers from the UK and Denmark will also be required to quarantine on arrival.

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Tunisia extends 5-year-old state of emergency

Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

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Morocco signs 'normalisation' agreement with Israel

A normalisation agreement between Israel and Morocco was signed in the presence of the king as well as an Israeli delegation headed by Donald ...

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Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the ...

20-year-old Tunisian shepherd beheaded in 'probable terror attack'

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20-year-old Tunisian shepherd beheaded in 'probable terror attack'

A young man was found beheaded in Tunisia's central Kasserine region, authorities said, in what was described as a probable "terrorist" attack.

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UAE says visa ban 'temporary coronavirus measure'

The UAE Foreign Minister told his Pakistani counterpart that the travel visa suspensions were 'temporary'.

Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

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Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

Don't dress like Palestinians, Israeli comedian tells Gulf <em>tourists</em>

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Don't dress like Palestinians, Israeli comedian tells Gulf tourists

Noam Shuster has provided visiting Arabs with advice about what to expect when they visit.

Morocco's police disperse protest against ties with Israel

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Morocco's police disperse protest against ties with Israel

Protesters, who wanted to show solidarity with the Palestinians, were pushed away from the capital's parliament building by dozens of riot ...

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