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Renewed protests in Nasiriyah demand release of detained activists

15 January, 2021

Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

15 January, 2021

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Taliban now discouraging fighters from taking multiple wives

15 January, 2021

The hardline Islamist group has urged members to avoid "corrupt and illegal practices" regarding polygamy.

Washington DC could rename Saudi embassy street after Khashoggi

15 January, 2021

A member of the city council of Washington DC has introduced a proposal to rename the street where Saudi Arabia’s embassy is located after murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

15 January, 2021

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

15 January, 2021

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced Syrians from Covid-19.

Trump adds Israel to CENTCOM to increase Iran pressure

15 January, 2021

In one of his final acts as president, Donald Trump has moved Israel from the US European military command to the Central Command (CENTCOM).

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

15 January, 2021

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

15 January, 2021

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

15 January, 2021

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

15 January, 2021

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Dubai developer 'happy to do business' with embattled Trump

15 January, 2021

A Dubai real estate developer has said he intends to expand business with Trump despite the global backlash against the departing US president.

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