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Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two months amid tensions

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two months amid tensions

Israeli soldiers were stationed at the gates to the site, which has often been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and police said eight...

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put the...

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for worshippers

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for worshippers

Worshippers headed to mosques for dawn prayers amid strict regulations requiring use of face masks and personal prayer mats, avoiding handshakes and standing at...

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem

They called upon him to stop and began to chase after him on foot, during the chase officers also opened fire at the suspect, ...

Kuwait Airways to cut 1,500 jobs due to coronavirus

Kuwait Airways to cut 1,500 jobs due to coronavirus

The job cuts will affect non-Kuwaiti employees and be across the airline, it said in a tweet, without disclosing which departments the lay-offs would...

Rouhani urges Iran MPs to cooperate as parliament opens

Rouhani urges Iran MPs to cooperate as parliament opens

Iran held a legislative election on February 21 and is scheduled to hold a presidential poll in around 12 months. The 11th legislature since...

Qatar tracing app flaw exposed 1mn users’ data

Qatar tracing app flaw exposed 1mn users’ data

The glitch, which was fixed on Friday after being flagged by Amnesty a day earlier, made users' ID numbers, location and infection status vulnerable...

Saudi Arabia to end virus curfew next month

Saudi Arabia to end virus curfew next month

Prayers will also be allowed to resume in all mosques outside Mecca from May 31, the interior ministry said in a series of measures...

Trump and Erdogan discuss Libya, Syria in call

Trump and Erdogan discuss Libya, Syria in call

The two agreed to continue pursuing stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, it added. Turkey backs military Libya's internationally recognised government which has made...

Iran announces further easing of virus measures

Iran announces further easing of virus measures

Ten out of Iran's 31 provinces are now in the virus "containment stage", said President Hassan Rouhani in a televised virus taskforce meeting. Rouhani...

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