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All banks to close from Wednesday to Sunday for Eid al-Fitr
Egypt

All banks to close from Wednesday to Sunday for Eid al-Fitr

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on Monday announced that it and all banks across Egypt will close throughout the…
Coptic Orthodox Church bans media coverage of Easter Sunday due to COVID-19
Egypt

Coptic Orthodox Church bans media coverage of Easter Sunday due to COVID-19

The Coptic Orthodox Media Center has apologized for not allowing press and media coverage of any of the current church…
Without an audience, Alexandria’s Pope Tawadros II heads Christmas Mass at Wadi al-Natrun
Egypt

Without an audience, Alexandria’s Pope Tawadros II heads Christmas Mass at Wadi al-Natrun

Like many years past, the celebration of the Coptic Christmas Mass, led by Pope Tawadros II begins Wednesday at 8:45…
Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas
World

Virus magnifies the solitude for the elderly at Christmas

Rosa Otero prepares her dinner for another nightly meal in solitude. This pandemic Christmas Eve has turned what should be…
Israel imposing third national COVID-19 lockdown
Middle East

Israel imposing third national COVID-19 lockdown

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will impose a third national lockdown to fight surging COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…
Pope promises to visit Lebanon, South Sudan, as soon as possible
Middle East

Pope promises to visit Lebanon, South Sudan, as soon as possible

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis promised in his Christmas messages on Thursday to visit Lebanon and South Sudan as…
Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread
Middle East

Worried Morocco bans parties to stem holiday virus spread

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has imposed a curfew, closed restaurants in major cities and banned public and private gatherings…
A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas
World

A season of fear, not cheer, as virus changes Christmas

Montserrat Parello lost her husband eight years ago, and Christmas gatherings with children and grandchildren had helped her deal with…
Christmas opens new market for small Gaza sewing business
Middle East

Christmas opens new market for small Gaza sewing business

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Christmas season is giving a boost to a…
Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer
Middle East

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down…
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