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Jerusalem declared ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2018

The Arab Tourism Organization (ATO) has declared Jerusalem as the ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2018. The announcement was made by the President of Arab Tourism Organization, Dr. Bandar bin Fahad Al Fuhaid, during the

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Saudi Arabia condemns US move on Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia has condemned the US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, amid growing international criticism of the move.   In a statement, Saudi Arabia said Presid

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16 injured as blast rips through bus in Jerusalem

An explosion tore through a bus in Jerusalem on Monday and set a second bus on fire, wounding 16 people in what an Israeli official said was a bombing. Israeli media said a man who was seriously injured and not carrying any identi

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US lays out steps to ease Israel-Palestine strife

The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and J

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New Bahrain-funded library opens in Jerusalem

A new Bahrain-funded library built in Jerusalem has officially opened. The Al Quds University Public Library will serve thousands of people and will be electronically linked to Bahrain’s National Library in a bid to give Pal

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Snow forecast takes Holy Land by storm

With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The approaching storm, due to peak on Wednesday, was

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Jerusalem library work is on track

The work on a new Bahrain-funded library being built in Jerusalem will be completed next year, said a report. The facility will serve thousands of people and will be electronically linked to Bahrain's National Library in a bid

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Doha summit approves $1bn for Jerusalem

  The Arab League on Tuesday approved a Qatari proposal to set up a $1 billion fund for Arab East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.  

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Qatar proposes $1bn fund for Jerusalem

  Qatar called on Tuesday for the immediate establishment of a $1 billion fund to help Palestinians in Arab East Jerusalem, and offered to contribute $250 million to it.   Qatar's Emir Sheikh Ha

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Israel ‘mistreats Palestinian children in custody’

Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a Unicef report said on Wednesday. The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) estimated that

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