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Bahrain's nomination was among 48 from around the world considered for inscription on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list at an annual UNESCO-led meeting.
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A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, presented the nomination to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which announced the listing on Twitter.
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Former US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing him of disloyalty, for recognising Biden's electoral win.
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Muhammad is the most common baby name in the UK for the fifth year running.
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A mother and father have named their newborn son Border to mark their months of struggle stuck at the India-Pakistan frontier.
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Dozens of camels have been disqualified from a Saudi beauty contest after authorities clamped down on the use of Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups to make the animals look more attractive.
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Legal advisor Ahmed Ajad said admins who remove others from WhatsApp groups could face up to a year in prison, stirring controversy and ridicule on social media
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Palestinian cinema is back in London with a jam-packed two week programme of films and live events. Here's our pick of five stunning films from this year's London Palestinian Film Festival you shouldn't miss.
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Malala Yousafzai announces her marriage on Twitter
Tourism in Lebanon has been hit hard by the country's political and economic instability [Getty]
Lebanon's tourism minister Walid Nassar has unveiled a new slogan, 'Crazy Love', to market the country to foreign visitors as it reels from unprecedented economic and political crises.