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The difference between Shi’a and Sunni explained

With Arab world conflicts so often making headlines, the terms Shia and Sunni – the two main branches of Islam – are now familiar to many non-Muslims

With Arab world conflicts so often making headlines, the terms Shia and Sunni – the two main branches of Islam – are now familiar to many non-Muslims

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No Jewish or Palestinian expectations from Paris summit

In Jerusalem and around Israel it seems no-one is expecting much from the Paris Mideast Summit, with the official line being that it is doomed to…

In Jerusalem and around Israel it seems no-one is expecting much from the Paris Mideast Summit, with the official line being that it is doomed to…

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Israelis and Palestinians skip Paris peace talks

Paris wants countries to commit to a framework to get the absent participants back around the table for negotiations.

Paris wants countries to commit to a framework to get the absent participants back around the table for negotiations.

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Stability is more important than democracy: Arab youth survey

Bringing stability to Arab counties is a greater priority than promoting democracy, according to a survey of 3,500 young people across 16 countries

Bringing stability to Arab counties is a greater priority than promoting democracy, according to a survey of 3,500 young people across 16 countries

Business

IEA warns low oil prices may threaten energy security

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the price of oil is unlikely to return to $80 a barrel (74.83 euros) before the end of the decade. This is

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the price of oil is unlikely to return to $80 a barrel (74.83 euros) before the end of the decade. This is

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Israel defends 'aggressive' security measures

Israel has continued to tighten security across the county in response to a surge in shootings and stabbings. Roadblocks have been put in place

Israel has continued to tighten security across the county in response to a surge in shootings and stabbings. Roadblocks have been put in place

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Hungary fighting to uphold EU border rules in face of criticism

Nothing is stopping these refugees. Hundreds have been crossing the Serbia-Hungary border every day, following these tracks. If trains are going to

Nothing is stopping these refugees. Hundreds have been crossing the Serbia-Hungary border every day, following these tracks. If trains are going to

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Top ISIL commander Hafez Saeed 'killed in US air strike'

Afghanistan’s top ISIL commander has been killed by a US air strike in the east of the country, officials claim. Hafez Saeed would be the fourth

Afghanistan’s top ISIL commander has been killed by a US air strike in the east of the country, officials claim. Hafez Saeed would be the fourth

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Russian wheat production could fall without rain

Russia’s major wheat-producing region of Rostov, in the south, risks falling as much as 20% short of harvest targets if it fails to receive enough

Russia’s major wheat-producing region of Rostov, in the south, risks falling as much as 20% short of harvest targets if it fails to receive enough

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New US Middle East task force set to find new solutions to tackle ISIL

As the US-led coalition continues to hit ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration’s strategy against the jihadists is becoming ever

As the US-led coalition continues to hit ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration’s strategy against the jihadists is becoming ever

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Tony Blair to step down as Middle East representative

Tony Blair, a former British prime minister, is to step down as a Quartet representative in the Middle East, the organisation has announced. It comes

Tony Blair, a former British prime minister, is to step down as a Quartet representative in the Middle East, the organisation has announced. It comes

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Clashes erupt amid "Jerusalem Day" celebrations

Clashes erupted between people marking Jerusalem Day – the anniversary of Israel’s capture of the eastern part of the city during the 1967 Middle

Clashes erupted between people marking Jerusalem Day – the anniversary of Israel’s capture of the eastern part of the city during the 1967 Middle

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Saudi Arabia breaks with tradition as new heirs to throne named

Saudi Arabia is to undergo a serious reshuffle of power. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, at the helm since January 2015, has broken with tradition and

Saudi Arabia is to undergo a serious reshuffle of power. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, at the helm since January 2015, has broken with tradition and

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Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter in Jerusalem

The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem performed the traditional “washing of the feet” ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in

The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem performed the traditional “washing of the feet” ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in

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Baghdad lifts 10-year nighttime curfew

Residents of the Iraqi capital Baghdad seemed pleased ten years of nighttime curfew are over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the decision

Residents of the Iraqi capital Baghdad seemed pleased ten years of nighttime curfew are over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the decision

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What now for Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah?

Will King Abdullah’s death change anything in his kingdom and in Saudi Arabia’s relations with the West? Dr. Riad Muasses, head of euronews’ Arabic

Will King Abdullah’s death change anything in his kingdom and in Saudi Arabia’s relations with the West? Dr. Riad Muasses, head of euronews’ Arabic

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War erupts in the summer in Gaza

A war erupted in the summer of 2014 in Gaza. It was a lightning conflict between Israel, various Palestinian forces – including Hamas and Islamic

A war erupted in the summer of 2014 in Gaza. It was a lightning conflict between Israel, various Palestinian forces – including Hamas and Islamic

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Kerry tries to head off UN clash over Palestinian state

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday as the US tries to diffuse tensions over

US Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday as the US tries to diffuse tensions over

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Palestinian minister dies at West Bank protest

A Palestinian minister has died following a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest. The images in the video above were filmed at

A Palestinian minister has died following a confrontation with Israeli troops at a West Bank protest. The images in the video above were filmed at

Culture

Rabat hosts new fair to promote African and Middle Eastern music

Premiering in Morocco, Visa For Music is a new fair aimed at promoting music from Africa and the Middle East. Some 60 exhibitors took part in the

Premiering in Morocco, Visa For Music is a new fair aimed at promoting music from Africa and the Middle East. Some 60 exhibitors took part in the

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Sweden becomes first EU country to recognise the Palestinian State

Sweden officially recognises the State of Palestine, the country’s foreign minister has announced, making it the first European Union country to do

Sweden officially recognises the State of Palestine, the country’s foreign minister has announced, making it the first European Union country to do

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Priest and 20 Christians kidnapped in Syria

A priest and a number of Christians have been kidnapped near Syria’s border with Turkey. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem says that Franciscan

A priest and a number of Christians have been kidnapped near Syria’s border with Turkey. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem says that Franciscan

Europe

Don't confuse Islam with Islamism

The extreme violence of the jihadist Islamic State group has intensified the debate in Europe over radical Islam. The question in this edition of

The extreme violence of the jihadist Islamic State group has intensified the debate in Europe over radical Islam. The question in this edition of

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Italy has Germany's support on migration issue

Germany has added its support to a new EU initiative to help Italy cope with an influx of migrants risking their lives by crossing the Mediterranean

Germany has added its support to a new EU initiative to help Italy cope with an influx of migrants risking their lives by crossing the Mediterranean

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Israel announces withdrawal of troops from Gaza Strip

Israel has announced it is withdrawing all of its ground forces from Gaza. It follows an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The

Israel has announced it is withdrawing all of its ground forces from Gaza. It follows an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The

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Gaza: Israel and Hamas humanitarian truce agreed

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip. A UN spokesperson said the ceasefire will begin on Friday

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip. A UN spokesperson said the ceasefire will begin on Friday