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Strict measures in place as mosques reopen across Saudi Arabia

31/05/2020

Tens of thousands of mosques across Saudi Arabia have reopened for the first time in more than two months, but worshippers have been ordered to follow strict guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus and Islam’s holiest site in Mecca remains closed to the public.

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Israeli government sworn in after months of political deadlock

17/05/2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is finally swearing in his new government – a move that comes after three deadlocked elections, a year-and-a-half of political paralysis and another three-day delay because of infighting in his Likud party over coveted cabinet posts.

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Israelis hold socially-distanced protest against coalition deal

02/05/2020

Several thousand Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, demonstrating against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition deal with his chief rival a day before the country’s Supreme Court is to begin debating a series of legal challenges to the agreement.

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Israeli coalition deal keeps Netanyahu in power

20/04/2020

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival have announced a deal to form an emergency government, ending months of political paralysis and averting what would have been a fourth consecutive election in just over a year.