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Israeli PM says he is "not impressed" after an emergency meeting for Islamic leaders urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital"

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".

Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

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Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

An Israeli man has been jailed for setting fire to a church which Christians believe is the location of one of Jesus' most well-known miracles.

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

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FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift ...

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

Hundreds of worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence.

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Libya's Sufi shrines under attack by 'extremist militias': HRW

Human Rights Watch has condemned a series of attacks against Sufi shrines in Libya carried out by 'extremist' militia groups.

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Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital makes US troops in Iraq a target, a militia has said, while Abadi's government has ...

Hilary Aked

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

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UAE, Saudi Arabia announce new partnership in GCC 'rebuff'

The UAE and Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new partnership group separate from the GCC in a clear snub ahead of a meeting in Kuwait

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

Paul McLoughlin

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC documentary will ...

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CIA chief 'warned' Iran's Soleimani over Iraq aggression

US CIA chief Mike Pompeo has sent a letter to Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani expressing his concern over Iran’s increasingly ...

Twin suicide bombings kill dozens in Nigeria

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Twin suicide bombings kill dozens in Nigeria

At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a dual suicide bomb attack at a busy morning market in northeast Nigeria on Saturday.

US defence secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

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US defence secretary meets with Egyptian officials in Cairo

Mattis' visit was part of a five-day trip 'to re-affirm the enduring US commitment to partnership in the Middle East, West Africa and South ...

17 Arab region World Heritage sites are 'in danger'

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17 Arab region World Heritage sites are 'in danger'

Seventeen of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on a "danger" list due to conflict, Audrey Azoulay, the new head of UNESCO, has ...

Qatar-based Muslim union to sue over 'terror' label

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Qatar-based Muslim union to sue over 'terror' label

The International Union of Muslim Scholars said on Friday it would take legal action to clear its name after it was placed on a "terrorism list" ...

Malia Bouattia

The invisible victims of the 'War on Terror'

Comment: State-led racism is fragmenting UK Muslim communities, but one group providing support for the families of alleged extremists, is proof of a strengthened 'community of struggle', writes Malia Bouattia.

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London mayor leads renewed opposition to Trump state visit

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said Trump's actions were "a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries" as he led renewed calls ...

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Qatar sovereign fund considers investment in Qatar Airways, Katara

Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, reportedly worth $330bn, is looking at injecting capital in projects closer to home as economic sanctions imposed ...

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Macron to give Saudi Arabia list of extremist groups

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would draw up a list of extremist groups to give to Saudi Arabia after its crown prince ...

Exclusive: Riyadh agrees to attend Gulf summit in Kuwait

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Exclusive: Riyadh agrees to attend Gulf summit in Kuwait

The summit comes at a delicate time after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt all cut ties with Qatar in June.

Francesca Mannocchi

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Indepth: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters are returning to Tunisia, but what can be done to prevent the spread of radicalisation in a country ...

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

Detained Bahraini Shia cleric 'needs emergency surgery'

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Detained Bahraini Shia cleric 'needs emergency surgery'

Sheikh Isa Qassim, a prominent Bahraini Shia cleric who is under house arrest in the Gulf kingdom, is in serious pain and needs emergency ...

Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism' Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism'

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Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism'

A video at the opening meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance in Saudi Arabia caused a stir after using footage of Palestinian ...

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