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Bethlehem puts a cheerful face on daunting challenge of Israeli occupation

  • RAMALLAH, PALESTINE: Despite the imminent emergence of a radical-right government in Israel, in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem residents and visitors alike had been preparing to celebrate Christmas, with tens of thousands of pilgrims and religious tourists joining the festivities this year. ...
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Bethlehem rebounds from pandemic, lifting Christmas spirits

  • BETHLEHEM, West Bank: The biblical town of Bethlehem marked what was shaping up to be a merry Christmas on Saturday, with thousands of visitors expected to descend upon the traditional birthplace of Jesus as it rebounds from the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism is the economic lifeblood of this t...
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Sun-tastic! Tourists flock to see solar phenomenon at Egypt’s Karnak temples

  • CAIRO: More than 1,000 Egyptian and foreign tourists gathered at the Karnak Temple Complex near Luxor on Wednesday to witness a spectacular natural phenomenon, as the sun rose perpendicularly over the ancient site. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said t...
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Bladed weapons, narcotics seized at Cairo airport

  • CAIRO: An Egyptian man has been arrested after attempting to smuggle bladed weapons and narcotics through Cairo International Airport. Customs officers said the passenger, who arrived on an EgyptAir flight from Frankfurt, Germany, appeared confused while trying to exit the customs area. His b...
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Students, lecturers protest in Kabul as Taliban close universities for women

  • KABUL: Students and lecturers from Kabul University protested in the Afghan capital on Thursday against a ban on women attending college classes — the latest severe blow to their rights under the Taliban administration. The Ministry of Higher Education announced on Tuesday evening that women’...
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Netanyahu’s extremists will undermine Abraham Accords

  • The irrepressibly buoyant and resilient Benjamin Netanyahu proved his critics wrong when he forged a far-right coalition that dominated Israel’s elections last month and stormed his way back to power. Netanyahu had to make a deal with the devil in order to win that election and, in so doing, h...
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Year in Search 2022: What Saudis have googled in 2022?

  • LONDON: As the year draws to a close, it is the ideal opportunity to take stock and reflect on the previous year, as well as for Google to reveal trends about what people searched for on the internet. Every December, the tech giant has released its annual “Year in Search” report, which detail...
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Bethlehem welcomes Christmas tourists after COVID-19 pandemic lull

  • BETHLEHEM, West Bank: Business is bouncing back in Bethlehem after two years in the doldrums during the coronavirus pandemic, lifting spirits in the traditional birthplace of Jesus ahead of the Christmas holiday. Streets are bustling with tour groups. Hotels are fully booked, and months of dea...
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Remembering the Moroccan Quarter tragedy

  • When Moroccan officials, in the spirit of seeking regional peace, joined the UAE and Bahrain in signing the Abraham Accords in December 2020, no one mentioned the history of atrocities committed by Israel against the Moroccan community. That is not to condemn the Abraham Accords, which some bel...
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Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in the Bahamas

  • NEW YORK: The former CEO of failed cryptocurrency firm FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried, has been arrested in the Bahamas at the request of the US government, US and Bahamian authorities said Monday. The arrest was made Monday after the US filed criminal charges that are expected to be unsealed Tuesday,...
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