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    Jerusalem's Muslims to return to pray at Al-Aqsa

    Jerusalem's Muslims to return to pray at Al-Aqsa


    Jerusalem's Muslim community has been told it can return to praying inside the Al-Aqsa compound after Israel removed the latest security measures from the entrance to the holy...

    Jerusalem's Muslim community has been told it can return to praying inside the Al-Aqsa compound after Israel removed the latest security measures from the entrance to the holy site.
    Israel removes metal detectors at mosque

    Israel removes metal detectors at mosque


    Israel is removing recently installed metal detectors outside the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced early Tuesday...

    Israel is removing recently installed metal detectors outside the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced early Tuesday morning.
    EU court rules to keep Hamas on terror list

    EU court rules to keep Hamas on terror list


    The European Union's highest court maintained its position that Hamas is a terrorist organization after defying calls for the Palestinian Islamist group to be removed from Europe's...

    The European Union's highest court maintained its position that Hamas is a terrorist organization after defying calls for the Palestinian Islamist group to be removed from Europe's blacklist.
    Libya rivals agree to ceasefire and elections

    Libya rivals agree to ceasefire and elections


    The two main players in the Libya conflict have agreed to a ceasefire and fresh elections after French-backed peace talks in...

    The two main players in the Libya conflict have agreed to a ceasefire and fresh elections after French-backed peace talks in Paris.
    Fighters killed after jihadists seize Syria's Idlib

    Fighters killed after jihadists seize Syria's Idlib


    A car bomb in the Syrian city of Idlib has killed nine fighters from a former al Qaeda affiliate, hours after the group took control of the city and most of the region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on...

    A car bomb in the Syrian city of Idlib has killed nine fighters from a former al Qaeda affiliate, hours after the group took control of the city and most of the region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Twitter.
    Jordan: Israeli embassy attack over 'furniture delivery'

    Jordan: Israeli embassy attack over 'furniture delivery'


    The shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman over the weekend was the result of an argument over furniture delivery deadlines, Jordan's public security directorate has...

    The shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman over the weekend was the result of an argument over furniture delivery deadlines, Jordan's public security directorate has said.
    Qatar: Embargoing nations behind news hack

    Qatar: Embargoing nations behind news hack


    Gulf nations were behind the hacking of Qatar's official news agency in May, planting false stories that sparked a diplomatic standoff and embargo, Qatari security officials said Thursday in...

    Gulf nations were behind the hacking of Qatar's official news agency in May, planting false stories that sparked a diplomatic standoff and embargo, Qatari security officials said Thursday in Doha.
    Saudi police release woman in miniskirt video

    Saudi police release woman in miniskirt video


    A woman detained by Saudi police after appearing in a video wearing a miniskirt has been released without punishment, according to a statement by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and...

    A woman detained by Saudi police after appearing in a video wearing a miniskirt has been released without punishment, according to a statement by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information.
    The two words that explain tensions over Jerusalem's Old City

    The two words that explain tensions over Jerusalem's Old City


    Just two words. That's all it took for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to explain the source of the tensions over...

    Just two words. That's all it took for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to explain the source of the tensions over Jerusalem.
    Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

    Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim


    Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high...

    Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school.
    Life inside ISIS bride camp

    Life inside ISIS bride camp


    They tell stories that their lives depend upon. All insist they were shocked and appalled when they learned what ISIS was really like. They are the former brides of ISIS fighters -- once lured into living in the so-called caliphate -- now stuck between...

    They tell stories that their lives depend upon. All insist they were shocked and appalled when they learned what ISIS was really like. They are the former brides of ISIS fighters -- once lured into living in the so-called caliphate -- now stuck between the militants' crumbling stronghold and home countries that most likely don't want them back.
    Saving Beirut's crumbling heritage architecture

    Saving Beirut's crumbling heritage architecture


    "If five people walk across here at once, the floor sways," architect Nehmat Alameh tells CNN, as she moves across the upper level of the crumbling, three-story 1870s mansion, typical of Beirut's Ottoman...

    "If five people walk across here at once, the floor sways," architect Nehmat Alameh tells CNN, as she moves across the upper level of the crumbling, three-story 1870s mansion, typical of Beirut's Ottoman period.
    What makes the Arab world laugh?

    What makes the Arab world laugh?


    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy...

    Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy Festival.
    What are Russia's objectives in Syria?

    What are Russia's objectives in Syria?


    CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern...

    CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern country.
    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani

    DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani


    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On...

    The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."
    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted

    UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted


    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al...

    CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al Yafai.
    Aspiring star killed by ISIS

    Aspiring star killed by ISIS


    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same...

    Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same attack.
    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show

    Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show


    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle...

    From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle East.
    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad

    Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad


    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman...

    Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.
    Iran: We don't have 'a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia'

    Iran: We don't have 'a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia'


    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Christiane Amanpour that while Saudi Arabia is "panicking," the two countries can coexist in the...

    Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Christiane Amanpour that while Saudi Arabia is "panicking," the two countries can coexist in the region.