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Arab LGBT activists tell peers they are 'not alone'

Beirut - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the Arab world, including a Lebanese rock star, released a video on Monday to tell their peers they are "not alone".

Saudi king announces $150 million for East Jerusalem

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.

Saudi king denounces 'blatant interference' by Iran in Arab affairs

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom on Sunday for an annual summit.

Saudi king slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

Saudi king slams Iran, US Jerusalem move at Arab summit

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in the region and lashed out at the US over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

Saudi Arabia hosts its first Arab Fashion Week

Apo - Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia -- headlining the kingdom's first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy.

IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dibai - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.

Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.

Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region.

Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Dibai - Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available "ready couture" and pre-collections.

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats

Cairo - The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Saudi king hopeful over 'historic' Muslim-US summit

Riyadh - Saudi King Salman on Monday expressed hope a "historic" summit to be held Sunday between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance.

Arab League urges ICRC to intervene on Palestinian prisoners

Cairo - Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Wednesday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to intervene with Israeli authorities to halt their "abuse" of Palestinian prisoners.

UN chief heads to Arab summit after row over Israel 'apartheid' report

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

Arabs view US election with indifference or loathing

Cairo - In Cairo, capital of the most populous Arab country, the US election is met with self-absorbed indifference or loathing for one, and sometimes both, candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".

Palestinian novelist wins top Arab fiction prize

Abu Dhabi - A Palestinian author has won the International Prize for Arab Fiction for the first time for a novel about the Palestinian exodus in 1948 and the Holocaust.

Arab League declares Lebanon's Hezbollah 'terror' group

Cairo - Arab League foreign ministers on Friday declared Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah a "terrorist" group, after Sunni-dominated Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.

New Yorkers file $11m lawsuit over plane eviction

New York - Three New York Muslims and a Sikh have filed an $11 million federal lawsuit demanding a jury trial for being kicked off a flight home from Canada because of their appearance.

Arab League to hold emergency talks on Iran-Saudi row

Cairo - The Arab League will hold emergency talks at the request of Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss attacks in Iran on the kingdom's embassy and consulate, its deputy head said.

New Kurd-Arab alliance seeks role as player in Syria talks

Birut - Empowered by an effective fighting force on the ground, a newly-formed Kurdish-Arab alliance in Syria is working to position itself as a player in any future peace negotiations with Damascus.

Key Syria rebel group quits opposition talks

Riyadh - One of Syria's main rebel groups, Ahrar al-Sham, on Thursday pulled out of opposition talks aimed at forging a united front ahead of potential discussions with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

'Unprecedented' U.S. anti-Muslim backlash post Paris

New York - Acts of vandalism against mosques, anti-Muslim threats and fear have reached an unprecedented level in America since the Paris attacks, fueled by right-wing intolerance in the presidential campaign, activists say.

Arab MP visits Jerusalem's Aqsa despite Netanyahu ban

Jerusalem - An Arab Israeli lawmaker said he entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound Wednesday despite a ban on visits by members of parliament to the site at the heart of a wave of deadly violence.

Qatar backs Turkey over bombing raids in northern Iraq

Doha - Qatar has broken ranks with the Arab League to give close ally Turkey its full support for air strikes in northern Iraq, according to an official foreign ministry statement.

Joint military action, Yemen to dominate Arab summit

Egypt is hosting a weekend Arab summit at which regional leaders will discuss plans to form a joint military force against the backdrop of Saudi-led strikes on rebels in Yemen.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militias

Cairo - Libya's internationally recognised government on Monday appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich but conflict-wracked nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

Palestinians kill four in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem - Four Jewish worshippers were killed Tuesday when two Palestinians attacked their Jerusalem synagogue before being fatally shot by Israeli police.
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A group of people are demonstrating in front of the Great Synagouge of Jerusalem against the rabbis' letter that invites Israelis to don't sale or rent houses to non-Jewish people.