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Palestinian volunteers set up their own coronavirus checkpoints

07 April, 2020

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

Iran officials cast doubt on China's 'untrustworthy' coronavirus tolls

07 April, 2020

Iranian health officials have slammed Beijing's coronavirus tolls as 'distorted' and 'far from the truth'.

Pakistan doctors jailed after demanding coronavirus protective equipment

07 April, 2020

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

UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

07 April, 2020

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

Migrant rescue ship hunts for port amid coronavirus lockdown

07 April, 2020

German NGO Sea Eye is the only migrant rescue organisation still working in the Mediterranean during the global coronavirus crisis.

Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

07 April, 2020

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.

Hundreds of animals left to die during Pakistan lockdown

07 April, 2020

Pakistani authorities have now agreed to let pet shop owners feed the animals, despite the coronavirus lockdown.

UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks

07 April, 2020

The UN has refused to pose any direct responsibility on Russia for attacking hospitals in war-torn Syria in its latest report.

Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

07 April, 2020

Ali Yousef Ahmed al-Nouri faces charges in Iraq of killing two police officers as an alleged leader of an al-Qaeda group.

Saudi Arabia to host G20 energy ministers virtual meeting

07 April, 2020

Saudi Arabia will host a video conference with G20 energy ministers on Friday as oil prices continue to fall due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

07 April, 2020

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the week-long Passover holiday.

WHO approve general mask use where hand-washing, distancing hard

07 April, 2020

The WHO said that asking the general public to wear facemasks could be justified in areas where hand-washing and physical distancing were difficult.

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