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Lebanon launches unprecedented investigation into Ghanaian domestic worker's death

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Lebanon launches unprecedented investigation into Ghanaian domestic worker's death

After a report by Al Jazeera detailed the harrowing circumstances surrounding the death of migrant worker Faustina Tay, Lebanon has opened an unprecedented high-level investigation.

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

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Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The unidentified man was charged with 'infringement of the security of Israel'.

Syrian's self-immolation highlights refugees' woes during Lebanon's coronavirus outbreak

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Syrian's self-immolation highlights refugees' woes during Lebanon's coronavirus outbreak

In Lebanon, the majority of Syrian refugees were already living below the ...

Far-right groups are 'Zoombombing' Muslims in the US

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Far-right groups are 'Zoombombing' Muslims in the US

Far-right and white supremacist movements are hacking meetings of liberal and Muslim groups in the US, to spread their hateful and racist messages.

FBI opened 'pointless terror investigations' into non-violent pro-Palestinian group

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FBI opened 'pointless terror investigations' into non-violent pro-Palestinian group

Thousands of pages of documents reveal how the FBI snooped on non-violent pro-Palestinian activists in investigations that resulted in no charges.

Muslim-American firefighter contracts coronavirus after Jewish teenager 'deliberately sneezed'

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Muslim-American firefighter contracts coronavirus after Jewish teenager 'deliberately sneezed'

Three Jewish teenagers sneezed in the face of a Muslim firefighter. Four days later, he showed symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

UN slams attack on Libya's potential coronavirus hospital

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UN slams attack on Libya's potential coronavirus hospital

UN coordinator for Libya refrains from naming the perpetrator in a statement condemning Monday's attack on a coronavirus-designated hospital in ...

Turkey's Erdogan sues Fox TV anchorman for coronavirus post

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Turkey's Erdogan sues Fox TV anchorman for coronavirus post

Fox TV anchorman Fatih Portakal is being sued by Turkey's president and the country's finance regulator for posts made on social media.

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Palestinian volunteers set up their own coronavirus checkpoints

The volunteers operating the 'barriers of love' hope to stop a widespread outbreak in the occupied West Bank.

Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

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Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns over the health of political prisoners and rights activists detained across the Gulf, as the region battles with the coronavirus.

India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

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India's lockdown triggers mass exodus of desperate migrant workers

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are desperately trying to return home, after India's nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus sparked a mass exodus.

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TNA Voice: Middle Easterners are battling the coronavirus pandemic

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond. In this episode we bring to light heart-warming stories from the tragedy of coronavirus pandemic

Morocco makes face masks obligatory to fight coronavirus

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Morocco makes face masks obligatory to fight coronavirus

Morocco has become the latest country to make it compulsory for people to wear ...

'Use prisoners' as medical lab rats, Saudi actress suggests

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'Use prisoners' as medical lab rats, Saudi actress suggests

Maram Abdulaziz became the latest Arab influencer to spark controversy amid the ongoing global health pandemic.

UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

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UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

The Security Council's non-permanent members requested the meeting after weeks of paralysis over the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan doctors jailed after demanding coronavirus protective equipment

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Pakistan doctors jailed after demanding coronavirus protective equipment

Dozens of doctors were briefly jailed in Balochistan after demanding personal protective equipment (PPE) to use while treating coronavirus patients.

Taliban halts talks with Afghanistan government over prisoner swap

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Taliban halts talks with Afghanistan government over prisoner swap

Afghan officials have refused to release Taliban commanders with 'blood on their hands'.

Palestinian minister files coronavirus complaint over Israeli police assault

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Palestinian minister files coronavirus complaint over Israeli police assault

Palestine's minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hidmi has filed a complaint against Israeli police who he said assaulted him.

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Saudi health official suggests coronavirus will impact Ramadan, Eid

A Saudi health ministry spokesman appeared to suggest the country's COVID-19 outbreak could last beyond Ramadan and Eid-Al-Fitr.

First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

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First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

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Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, activists and journalists remain behind bars.

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Boris Johnson admitted to intensive care with coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with coronavirus late last month, was on Monday moved to an intensive care unit after his condition worsened, his office said.

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