Bethlehem

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer
Middle East

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting down…
Egypt plans to place N. Sinai’s Farma archaeological area on world tourism map
Archaeology

Egypt plans to place N. Sinai’s Farma archaeological area on world tourism map

The Egyptian government plans to develop the al-Farma archaeological area in North Sinai, placing it on the global tourism map.…
Bethlehem Nativity Church reopens after coronavirus closure
Middle East

Bethlehem Nativity Church reopens after coronavirus closure

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Bethlehem’s storied Church of the Nativity reopened to visitors on Tuesday, after a nearly three-month…
Israeli electric company ends power cuts to West Bank after Palestinians pay debt
Middle East

Israeli electric company ends power cuts to West Bank after Palestinians pay debt

JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH (Reuters) — Israel’s state-owned electric company said on Wednesday it was ending power cuts to the occupied West Bank…
Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations
Middle East

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of…
Palestinians charge 3 relatives with murder in woman’s death
Middle East

Palestinians charge 3 relatives with murder in woman’s death

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian attorney general says three people, all relatives, are being charged in the death…
Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan
Middle East

Eurovision Village partying upsets nearby mosque worshippers in Ramadan

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – The Eurovision Song Contest has found few fans in a famous mosque in the Israeli host…
Iconic Palestinian thobe fashions a new political symbol
Fashion

Iconic Palestinian thobe fashions a new political symbol

JERUSALEM (AP) — The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the “thobe” was not the type of…
Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas
Middle East

Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas

  Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem’s Church of the…
Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem
Middle East

Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

  BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the…
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