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Thousands Attend Serbian Patriarch's Funeral, Coronavirus Victim

Thousands of mourners paid homage Sunday to Patriarch Irinej, leader of Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), who died of Covid-19 during the country's record surge in coronavirus cases.

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Nightmare Over but Iraqi Christians Still Dream of Leaving

The bells of St. Joseph's Chaldean Cathedral echo across Baghdad, signaling the start of Mass for the dwindling congregation that has stayed in the scarred Iraqi capital against all odds.

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German FM Slams Corona Protesters for Nazi Victim Comparisons

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday lashed out at anti-mask protesters comparing themselves to Nazi victims, accusing them of trivializing the Holocaust and "making a mockery" of the courage shown by resistance fighters.

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UAE Modernizes Laws to Burnish 'Progressive' Brand

The United Arab Emirates, a Gulf powerhouse home to millions of foreign residents, has revamped an array of laws in a social liberalization drive designed to burnish its progressive brand.

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Greek Musician Pays Tribute to Beirut: Pray, Lebanese Rebirth, In Memoriam

Beirut’s devastating port explosion on August 4, 2020 that killed 200 people and flattened large parts of the capital, has reverberated through many parts of the world impacting many including artists, illustrators, directors, and writers who expressed their sorrow for Beirut in their work.

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Iraq's Yazidis Crown New Spiritual Leader

Yazidis crowned a new spiritual leader on Wednesday at their holiest site of Lalish in northern Iraq, nearly two months after the death of the minority's top cleric.

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'Let Women Cook': Lebanese Mock Fahmi over Sexist Comment

Lebanese have poked fun at caretaker Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi after he suggested the solution to a ban on deliveries during a coronavirus lockdown was for women to start cooking.

Lebanon started a two-week partial lockdown on Saturday to try to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus as cases topped 100,000 and intensive care hospital departments became overwhelmed.

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Turkey Forewarns Pompeo on Religion ahead of Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned visit to Turkey got off to a rocky start Wednesday when Ankara criticized his decision to raise the issue of religious freedom.

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France FM in Egypt Affirms 'Deep Respect for Islam'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Egypt Sunday hoping to ease tensions following the publishing of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked ire in the Arab world.

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Making History, VP-Elect Harris Tells Women She Won't be Last

Kamala Harris on Saturday shattered barriers to become the first woman vice president and, in a symbolism-heavy victory speech, told girls she would not be the last.

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