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Palestinian children hold candles during a protest against Israel’s newly-installed security measures at the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.  Photograph: braheem Abu Mustafa/ Reuters

There are few more sensitive sites in the world than the compound housing the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, si(...)

Jordanian security forces near the Israel embassy, in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Ahmad Abdo/EPA

Israel on Tuesday decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City with other, less obtrusive su(...)

Policemen near the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. Photograph: Reuters

One Jordanian was killed and two people, a Jordanian and an Israeli, were wounded in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building inside the Israeli em(...)

Mourners react as they carry the body of Palestinian Mohammad Abu Ghannam during his funeral in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-Tur on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

At least three Palestinians were killed and some 200 injured in clashes on Friday as Palestinians protested against the installation of metal detector(...)

Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) sit in a house in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

US-backed forces encircling Raqqa expect the fight to oust the remnants of Islamic State from its most symbolic Syrian stronghold to take at least thr(...)

Israeli air force fighters over the Sinai peninsula on the first day of the Six Day war. On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. Photograph: AFP Photo

On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli war planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground, winning the Six Day war in its first hour.(...)

In the ad by Middle Eastern telecommunications company, a suicide bomber is confronted by victims of terrorism. Photograph: Youtube

A Ramadan TV ad by a Middle Eastern telecommunications company in which victims of terrorism confront a suicide bomber and urge society to “bomb viole(...)

Refugees welcome: a rally in Lisbon on a European Day of Action. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty

International refugee policy is a mess. Driven by knee-jerk gesture politics from left and right, it has little to do with the real needs of those fle(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Jordan on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Egyptian presidency

Arab leaders have concluded their 28th annual summit in Jordan, denouncing “foreign interference” in their affairs and calling for an end to conflicts(...)

An Etihad Airways jet at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.  Passengers travelling to the US from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries will be prohibited from bringing large electronic devices on board. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Airline passengers travelling to the US and UK from a number of Middle Eastern and north African countries have been barred from carrying large electr(...)

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