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Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash
Middle East

Baby bottle craze sweeps Gulf Arab states, sparks backlash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cafes across several Gulf Arab states started selling coffee and other cold drinks in…
Opinion | Islam: The religion of love, tolerance, and moderation
Opinion

Opinion | Islam: The religion of love, tolerance, and moderation

For a religion to be strong, it must be confident in itself – solid in its convictions and robust in…
Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA
Middle East

Saudi king approves support for Islamic pilgrimage operators after COVID-19: SPA

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved a range of initiatives aimed at assisting firms and individuals operating in…
Gulf opens door to public Jewish life amid Israel ties
Middle East

Gulf opens door to public Jewish life amid Israel ties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Half a year after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain established diplomatic relations with Israel, discreet Jewish…
After historic whirlwind visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome
Middle East

After historic whirlwind visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

BAGHDAD (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind tour of Iraq that sought to bring hope…
Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild
Middle East

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists…
Pope Francis visits Iraq’s ruined city of Mosul, hearing residents’ testimony
Middle East

Pope Francis visits Iraq’s ruined city of Mosul, hearing residents’ testimony

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Muslim and Christian residents of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under the brutal rule…
Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq
Egypt

Shia powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

One highlight of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Iraq is his meeting Saturday with a revered religious leader for Shia…
Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric
Middle East

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shia cleric

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) – Pope Francis held a historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on…
‘First day of Ramadan month’ tops online searches
Egypt

‘First day of Ramadan month’ tops online searches

“First day of Ramadan month” for 1442 AH (the year according to the Islamic lunar calendar) has topped search engines…
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