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Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

The meeting between the Saudi king and French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran is the first between the current Saudi ruler and a Catholic official.

Sinai militant leader killed, says Egypt army

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Sinai militant leader killed, says Egypt army

The leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State, Nasser Abu Zaqul, was killed after a gunfight, the Egypt military said.

Trump tweets in defence of American jailed in Turkey

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Trump tweets in defence of American jailed in Turkey

US President Donald Trump has tweeted in defence of an American pastor on trial in Turkey, describing the accused as a 'fine gentleman'.

Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

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Turkey rules to keep US pastor behind bars

A Turkish court has extended the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson, dashing hopes of thawing Turkey-US relations, as his first hearing in 18 ...

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115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

Supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) clashed with police in Abuja during a march demanding his release on Monday.

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Jailed US pastor goes on trial in Turkey

The trial of evangelical US pastor Andrew Brunson, detained in Turkey over Gulen-related 'terrorism' charges, began on Monday, signalling a ...

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Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt's state of emergency has once again been extended, close to a year after the deadly bombings of two Coptic churches in Cairo.

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Egypt sentences 36 to death for Coptic church bombings

A string of bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta between 2016 and 2017 killed more than 80 ...

Al-Azhar professor calls on all Egyptians to celebrate Easter

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Al-Azhar professor calls on all Egyptians to celebrate Easter

Sham el-Nessim is a national holiday in Egypt, marking the turn of Spring, that all Egyptians celebrate despite the Christian-related ...

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Palestinian Orthodox Christians hold 'Holy Fire' ceremony in Jerusalem

More than seven thousand pilgrims filled the Church of the Holy Sepulchre with candles in hand while thousands more stood in the square outside ...

Austria proposes hijab ban for girls under 10

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Austria proposes hijab ban for girls under 10

Austria's Education Minister conceded the plan to ban the hijab in kindergarten and primary schools was "symbolic".

Israeli forces detain 20 Palestinians in West Bank

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Israeli forces detain 20 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli forces detained 20 Palestinians, including six children, across the West Bank after conducting raids overnight into the early hours of ...

Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants

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Netanyahu suspends Israel-UN deal on resettling African migrants

Netanyahu suspended a deal which would see the cancellation of the deportation of African refugees.

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Hadani Ditmars

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

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Egypt says 2 soldiers killed, 2 wounded in Sinai

Egypt's army has said that two soldiers have been killed in the last week in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

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Israel restricts entry of Gaza Christians for Easter celebrations

Israel has said it will block most of Gaza's small Christian community from entering Israel for Easter celebrations, citing security ...

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Egypt begins counting votes in lacklustre presidential election

Authorities have started counting ballots after the conclusion of a lacklustre election contested by the current president and a supporter of ...

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Gazan Christians await permits for Easter Jerusalem celebrations

It's unclear whether Israel will grant Gazan Christians permits to visit Jerusalem's holy sites for Easter.

Macron sees new vision of Islam with female imam

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Macron sees new vision of Islam with female imam

France's president on Monday met with Sherin Khankan, Denmark's first female imam, to discuss the future of Islam in Europe amid a push by Paris ...

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Saudi schoolbooks still contain 'violent and intolerant' content

Saudi Arabia has failed to implement reforms that would remove 'violent and intolerant' content in schoolbooks that are aimed against religious ...

Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt' Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt'

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Egypt's Alexandria bombing an 'assassination attempt'

Saturday's bomb blast in Alexandria is being labelled as an 'assassination attempt' of the city's security chief, as authorities call for an ...

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

Mohammed Arafat

US embassy move could spark 'something big and dangerous'

In-depth: The US embassy opening in May that will coincide with the anniversary of the Nakba is just one of a plethora of reasons Gaza is ...

Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria

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Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria

At least one person has been killed and several more injured as a car bomb exploded in Alexandria, near the convoy of the city's security chief ...

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