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The off-duty Israeli military officer, who shot at an unarmed car 'against regulations' killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and injuring four others, will not be prosecuted.

Saudi Arabian police report that they have identified and arrested those involved in an alleged gay wedding near Mecca, and dismiss the incident as a prank "performance"

French magazine pulled after saying Israel not 'real country'

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French magazine pulled after saying Israel not 'real country'

The January issue of children's magazine Youpi was removed from sales in France and Belgium after writing that Israel isn't a 'real country.'

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

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Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

After fleeing war-ravaged Raqqa, displaced Syrians are battling to survive the winter in camps without heating, blankets or medicines to fend ...

'Leave Dark Ages and join us,' Israel urges Arabs

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'Leave Dark Ages and join us,' Israel urges Arabs

Israel's foreign ministry has published a "racist" cartoon calling on Arabs to leave the Dark Ages and forge relations with the Jewish state.

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Turkey dismisses more than 2,700 in latest post-coup purges

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's purges continue as 2,700 workers in the public sector are sacked.

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Iraqis denounce ban on mannequins in Shia holy city

Residents in Iraq's Shia holy city of Karbala have denounced a local decision that could soon see salesmen in trouble for displaying female ...

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Egypt religious authorities condemn ripped jeans fashion trend

Egyptian religious authorities have ruled that ripped jeans should not be worn, deeming the fashion trend 'offensive' and 'hurtful' to society.

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Florida man jailed for 15 years for vandalising mosque

Florida man Michael Wolfe, 37, was sentenced after pleading guilty to leaving bacon at the doorstep of a mosque and vandalising the place of ...

Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration ...

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Egypt imam vows to finish sermon after mosque massacre

A defiant Egyptian imam says he will return to the mosque where 305 people were massacred to finish his sermon following the deadliest attack ...

Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

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Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, sparking ...

Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

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Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia has died aged 77, leading to deep sadness in the Arab world at the loss of a fashion legend.

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

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Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

A string of grisly discoveries were made at a military base near the Islamic State group's former bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, reports ...

Egyptian archaeologist slams 'new' pyramid findings

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Egyptian archaeologist slams 'new' pyramid findings

Egypt's former minister of antiquities contradicts an announcement by archaeologists earlier this week claiming that a new discovery had been ...

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Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery since 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in pharaohs.

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Gloves off: Israel disarms 'Hamas military mittens'

Israeli border guards on Monday boasted of 'foiling' an attempt to smuggle gloves into the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were 'intended for ...

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Muslim Vikings? Allah inscriptions found on Norse burial clothing

Swedish researchers have discovered Arabic-language characters on Viking burial clothes, shedding light on the Muslim world's surprising links ...

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Saudi Arabia bans pyjamas at sports stadiums

Planning on watching a football game in Saudi Arabia? Better leave the pyjamas at home then...

British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

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British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

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Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Video: Dozens of YouTube viewers who left hateful comments on Dina Tokio's channel have come in for a whooping this week, and we are loving it.

This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

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This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

A religious cleric took the marriage debate in Egypt to new levels when he said parents should be able to marry girls off as young as one day old

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

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Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a lawsuit ...

Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

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Sun, stoning and supplication: The Muslim rituals of Hajj

What are more than two million pilgrims doing in this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage?

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