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    UAE, Israel eye trillion-dollar prize on Abraham deal anniv

    The United Arab Emirates marks one year since normalising ties with Israel on Wednesday, a move which drew Palestinian anger but that leaders hope could reap a trillion.

    West Asia
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    Taliban to Follow Iran Model, Appoints Supreme Leader

    The Taliban are designing a government based on Iran’s model through appointing the group’s leader Hibatullah Akhundzada as the Supreme Leader of Afghanistan.

    Central Asia
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    Iraq summit seeks to mend Middle East fractures

    Officials from around the Middle East began arriving in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday ahead of a summit aiming to promote peace and reconciliation in the region, including.

    West Asia
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    Taliban say they want peace, will respect women's rights under Islamic law

    The Taliban held their first official news conference in Kabul on Tuesday since the shock seizure of the city, declaring they wanted peaceful relations with other countries.

    Central Asia
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    Bahrain Throws Open Public Places But Bans Muharram Ceremonies

    Bahrain is an autocracy ruled by Saudi backed Al Khalifa regime which is accused of systematically discriminating against the country’s Shia community, which accounts for eighty percent of Bahrain’s population.

    West Asia
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    3 Accused Of Assaulting Muslim Man In UP Get Bail 24 Hours After Arrest

    A one-minute video of the incident surfaced on social media, in which Asrar is seen being thrashed by some violent men. Asrar's crying little daughter is seen clinging on to her father and trying to to protect him

    South Asia
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    The Reality Check

    Israel has started talking tough about going to war with Iran. Then Hezbollah sent a reality check. 2006 will forever haunt Israel as it confronts the fact that, when comes to shove, it's not as capable as it claims to b

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    One year of Abraham Accords: Almost quarter million Israelis visit UAE

    Since the normalisation of relations, over 230,000 Israelis have visited the UAE, said Eitan Na'eh, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in the UAE.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia sentences Hamas leader to 15 years in prison

    A Saudi criminal court on Sunday sentenced former Hamas representative Mohammed Al-Khudari to 15 years in prison on charges of supporting the Palestinian group, according to his brother.

    West Asia
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    Saudi Arabia opens Umrah to vaccinated worshipers from abroad

    Saudi Arabia will gradually begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from abroad for vaccinated pilgrims starting August 9 after about a year and a half of not receiving overseas.

    West Asia
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    Ebrahim Raeisi becomes Iran’s 8th president

    There was heightened security in Tehran for the ceremony with airports closed for two and a half hours, and traffic restrictions in place on the streets near the venue of the ceremony

    West Asia
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    Nigerian court acquits Shia leader el-Zakzaky of all charges

    A Nigerian court has acquitted the leader of a banned Shia group Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) of all eight criminal charges against him, defence and prosecution lawyers said.

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    Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

    As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat due to deadly rising heat.

    West Asia
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    Iran leader urges water protesters not to fall prey to enemy

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday warned residents of the drought-hit southwest not to give ammunition to the “enemy” after days of protests.

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    Hijabi singer calls out multi-million dollar makeup corporation for exploitation

    With the world taking a more progressive stand on many things, Hijabi singer Nemah Hasan, aka Nemahsis, has conveyed a powerful message with her new single, ‘What if

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    Smart cards and robots: Saudi Arabia's 'digital Hajj'

    Thirty years ago, it took Egyptian pilgrim Ibrahim Siam several hours to track down his children when they went missing in crowds of worshippers during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.  

    West Asia
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    Lockdowns, Covid curbs dampen Eid celebrations

    Muslims in different countries around the world, including the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Indonesia and Afghanistan, were observing on.

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    Pilgrims flock to Mount Arafat in high point of pandemic-era hajj

    Muslim pilgrims gathered at Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Monday in the high point of this year's hajj, being held in downsized form and under coronavirus restrictions for the second year running.

    West Asia
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    Your Ignorance Humiliated You In Afghanistan: Iran Leader Tells US

    “This ignorance led America to be humiliated in Afghanistan. After that raucous invasion 20 years ago and after having used weapons and bombs against defenseless people and civilians, it became stuck in a quagmire"

    West Asia
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    Shops in Saudi Arabia can stay open during prayer times: local media

    Shops in Saudi Arabia may now stay open during prayer times, a leading government-linked newspaper said on Friday, relaxing the kingdom's strict rules on closing shops and businesses for prayer five times a day.

    West Asia
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    After war with Israel, a grieving Gaza marks Eidul Azha holiday

    For Palestinians who lost loved ones during violence in Gaza two months ago, there is little cause for celebration during the upcoming holiday of Eidul Azha.

    West Asia
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    Saudi hosts vaccinated pilgrims for 2nd downsized Haj

    Saudi Arabia will host another downsized Haj from Saturday (Jul 17), with only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus permitted and overseas Muslim pilgrims.

    World
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    Pilgrims Arrive In Mecca For Second Pandemic Hajj

    Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest site in masks.

    West Asia
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    'No smoking, no shaving': Taliban restore old rules in newly seized Afghan territory

    Days after the Taliban captured a remote district in Afghanistan's north, they issued their first orders in the form of a letter to the local imam.It said women can't go to the bazaar.

    Central Asia

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