Saudi Arabia closed the sites to foreign pilgrims and traditional tourists from some 25 countries to stop the spread of the virus.
Messiah is not egregiously Islamophobic like 'Homeland' but if you dig deeper, the Orientalism starts to show.
The celebration of Jesus's birth reminded humanity how "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us," Pope Francis says in his Christmas message.
As many as 400 minors are in Israeli custody facing harsh prison sentences for crimes like 'stone-throwing' or being in Israel illegally. The Israeli practice of punishing minors and their families compounds the intractable nature of the conflict.
Muhannad and his family are the only permanent residents living in Shoshahla. And they've been living basically in isolation. All the other villagers left in the 1980's, because life became just too difficult here.
Scores of protesters marched through Gaza City, waving banners reading “Jerusalem is capital of Palestine.”
Palestinians have been demanding resignation of Greek Orthodox patriarch Theophilos III for allegedly selling church land to Israelis in sweetheart deals.
Preparations to mark Christmas celebrations are under way in the occupied West Bank city Bethlehem while tensions are still simmering in the area after Washington's recent move on Jerusalem.
Israeli communities put down roots in the occupied West Bank. That blurs the boundaries of any future Palestinian state.
Fifteen thousand workers pass through the checkpoint daily according to the West Bank Labour Association as Palestinian workers provide a cheap labour force for Israeli bosses.
The US is ready to do everything to help achieve that goal, President Donald Trump said in Bethlehem at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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