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Royal Commission Renovates AlUla’s Historic Mosques

Royal Commission Renovates AlUla’s Historic Mosques

The Royal Commission of AlUla announced the completion of the last phase of the restoration works for al-Zawiya and Hamad bin Younes mosques in the Old City. A number of AlUla’s top specialists were involved in the renovation process to enhance the structure of the two mosques and prevent them fr

Surge in West Bank Virus Cases Linked to Weddings, Funerals

Surge in West Bank Virus Cases Linked to Weddings, Funerals

By the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with only around 400 confirmed cases and just two fatalities in the territory, following a nearly three-month lockdown. Then the wedding invitations went out. Over th

Killing of Iraq's Hashemi Stirs Fear of New Violent Phase

The killing of security expert Hisham al-Hashemi has stirred fears Iraq is entering a dark and violent phase, as boiling tensions between pro-Iran factions and the government reach new heights. Hashemi, 47, was gunned down outside his home in east Baghdad late Monday by masked assailants on motor

Russia’s Mixed Signals in Syria

Russia’s Mixed Signals in Syria

Russia is sending mixed signals about its intentions in Syria over the last few months of the US Donald Trump administration.

Syria Harvest Boom Brings Hope

Syria Harvest Boom Brings Hope

Watching a combine harvester grind through his golden wheat, farmer Yahya Mahmoud is relieved the yield looks good this year, even as a tanking economy leaves millions hungry across war-torn Syria. Before the war erupted in 2011, Syria produced enough wheat to feed its entire population but harve

New Mass Grave Unearthed in Iraq's North

New Mass Grave Unearthed in Iraq's North

A human skull, a pair of worn trousers and a shoe were among the remains unearthed from a mass grave discovered this week in northern Iraq, a remnant of the brutal rule of ISIS, Iraqi officials said Thursday. The new mass grave was discovered on Monday in the village of Humeydat near the Badoush

Josep Borrell to Asharq Al-Awsat: Regime, Not Sanctions, Responsible for Syrian People’s Suffering

Josep Borrell to Asharq Al-Awsat: Regime, Not Sanctions, Responsible for Syrian People’s Suffering

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell hoped that Tuesday’s donor conference on Syria will match last year’s pledge of 6 billion euros.

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