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In Hyderabad's Old City, once festive streets are bereft of usual Ramzan fervour in lockdown
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In Hyderabad's Old City, once festive streets are bereft of usual Ramzan fervour in lockdown

Hyderabad’s Old City, with the Charminar, Mecca Masjid and centuries-old Laad Bazaar, has long been the nerve centre of commerce, shopping and festivities during Ramzan. But these once boisterous streets are eerily quiet during the ongoing lockdown.

Jagannath Yatra passes peacefully through Ahmedabad; over 20,000 security personnel were deployed along route
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Jagannath Yatra passes peacefully through Ahmedabad; over 20,000 security personnel were deployed along route

Lakhs of people lined the streets of Ahmedabad to witness the 141st Jagannath Rath Yatra which passed through sensitive areas along the 18 kilometre route and ended peacefully.

Religious tensions at Al-Aqsa mosque defused as King Salman was in contact with US, says Saudi Arabia
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Religious tensions at Al-Aqsa mosque defused as King Salman was in contact with US, says Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday King Salman had been in contact with the United States and other world powers to try to prevent Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City being closed to Muslims and to defuse political and religious tensions

Jerusalem conflict: Israel deploys extra troops against Palestine as death toll reaches seven
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Jerusalem conflict: Israel deploys extra troops against Palestine as death toll reaches seven

Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank as international concern mounted over the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two sides for years.

Three Palestinians killed in clashes between protesters, Israeli forces in Jerusalem
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Three Palestinians killed in clashes between protesters, Israeli forces in Jerusalem

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded on Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers.

Al Aqsa mosque shooting: Three Palestinians killed as fresh clashes erupt between worshippers and Israeli forces
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Al Aqsa mosque shooting: Three Palestinians killed as fresh clashes erupt between worshippers and Israeli forces

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded on Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers

Jerusalem shooting: Protests erupt after Israeli govt stops men under 50 from entering Haram al-Sharif mosque
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Jerusalem shooting: Protests erupt after Israeli govt stops men under 50 from entering Haram al-Sharif mosque

Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site

Jerusalem shooting: Parts of Old City, Al-Aqsa mosque shut following security lockdown
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Jerusalem shooting: Parts of Old City, Al-Aqsa mosque shut following security lockdown

Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers.

Jerusalem: Two dead in shooting near Al-Aqsa mosque
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Jerusalem: Two dead in shooting near Al-Aqsa mosque

Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem's most holy places on Friday, and were then killed by security forces, police said

Jerusalem shooting: Two police officers killed near holy site, attackers shot dead
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Jerusalem shooting: Two police officers killed near holy site, attackers shot dead

Three Arabs opened fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem, killing two before fleeing to Al-Aqsa mosque, where they were also shot dead in one of the most serious incidents in the city in recent years

Iraqi forces still face Islamic State resistance in some pockets of Mosul
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Iraqi forces still face Islamic State resistance in some pockets of Mosul

Iraqi forces still faced pockets of resistance from Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory

Sporadic clashes continue in Mosul after Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State
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Sporadic clashes continue in Mosul after Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State

Sporadic clashes continued on Tuesday in Mosul, a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" over the Islamic State group and at least one airstrike hit the Old City.

UNESCO calls Hebron endangered Palestinian world heritage site, Israel slams decision
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UNESCO calls Hebron endangered Palestinian world heritage site, Israel slams decision

UNESCO declared Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel in a new spat with the Palestinians at the international body

Iraqi forces launch fresh offensive on Islamic State, gain ground in Mosul's Old City
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Iraqi forces launch fresh offensive on Islamic State, gain ground in Mosul's Old City

Special forces have recaptured more of Mosul's historic heart as they press the final stages of an assault to drive the Islamic State group from the Old City

Iraq forces combing west Mosul after surprise Islamic State attack
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Iraq forces combing west Mosul after surprise Islamic State attack

The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, sowed panic among residents who returned to live in the Tanak and Yarmuk neighbourhoods of west Mosul.

Major wave of Islamic State attacks blocked by Iraqi forces outside Mosul, as per military statement
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Major wave of Islamic State attacks blocked by Iraqi forces outside Mosul, as per military statement

Iraq's armed forces blocked a major wave of attacks by Islamic State suicide bombers outside the old city of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said.

Mosul offensive: Haider al-Abadi announces 'near victory' even as Islamic State puts up a strong resistance
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Mosul offensive: Haider al-Abadi announces 'near victory' even as Islamic State puts up a strong resistance

The struggle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State is about to come to an end with Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi announcing that "it's a matter of a few days".

Israel: Policewoman stabbed after Islamic State militants open fire on police officers
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Israel: Policewoman stabbed after Islamic State militants open fire on police officers

The Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman outside Jerusalem's Old City.

Battle for Mosul: As civilians flee, Islamic State jihadists occupy their homes
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Battle for Mosul: As civilians flee, Islamic State jihadists occupy their homes

Iraqi forces have retaken all but a handful of areas around Mosul's Old City, but the jihadists are fighting in densely populated areas, and have used civilians as human shields at various points in the battle.

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City after attacks
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Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City after attacks

Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.