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 Violence at al-Aqsa mosque   erupted despite Israel having suspended Jewish visits during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians in al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday morning after youths threw stones at the gate where officer(...)

 Refugees from Africa, the Middle East and India, mostly students of Ukrainian universities,  at the Medyka pedestrian border crossing in eastern Poland as they  flee the conflict in Ukraine. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/via Getty Images

Western-led condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and imposition of sanctions on Moscow has divided Middle Eastern governments into supporters,(...)

A protester holds a Sudanese flag and chants during demonstrations in support of the civilian government in Khartoum. Photograph: Mohammed Abu Obaid/EPA

Sudan’s army has dissolved the government and declared a state of emergency in what amounts to a military coup after months of tension between the civ(...)

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s president,  at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The protracted process of mending troubled regional relations and ending risky rivalries appears to have been given impetus by two key Middle Eastern (...)

People gather to demonstrate in support of Palestinians and to protest against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in Rabat, Morocco. Photograph:  Jalal Morchidi/EPA

Arab governments have come under increasing popular pressure to not only condemn Israel’s actions in occupied East Jerusalem but also take action to e(...)

Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian protester outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 29th. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Provocative acts carried out by Israeli security forces and settlers in East Jerusalem during Ramadan compounded with decades-old Palestinian resentme(...)

Israeli soldiers take cover as rockets are launched from the Gaza strip, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images

Some 130 rockets were fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv on Tuesday night in the biggest militant attack ever on Israel’s largest urban centre. There were no(...)

UAE foreign minister Abdullah bin Zayed Nahyan speaks as then US president Donald Trump looks on during the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the south lawn of the White House last September. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Wide-ranging US sanctions on Damascus are blocking Syrian reconstruction and undermining regional reconciliation that could bring an end to 10 years o(...)

Protesters holding up a Coptic Christian cross in one hand and a copy of the Koran in the other hand in Tahrir Square in Cairo on  February 6th, 2011. Photograph: Amel Pain/EPA

The last guest had checked out, leaving Ahmed Taha sitting on an unmade bed in a deserted room amid rumpled sheets and half-drunk coffee cups, contemp(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI: Morocco established a low-level office in Tel Aviv once peace talks began between Palestinians and Israelis. It closed in 2002 during the second Palestinian uprising.  Photograph: Debbie Hill and Laudes Martial Mbon

Morocco has defended its decision to normalise ties with Israel, saying the kingdom’s bilateral relations with Israel were “already normal” before the(...)

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