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Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get coronavirus vaccines: Vatican

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Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get coronavirus vaccines: Vatican

Pope Francis and his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI, have received the Covid-19 vaccine

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

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Turkmenistan, Afghanistan open new rail and power links

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

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Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern ...

Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

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Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia.

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely': Zuckerberg

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Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely': Zuckerberg

Facebook has banned Donald Trump from its platform indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks.

Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

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Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

As the United States confronts pro-Trump rioters, people have shared images of Black Lives Matter protesters to demonstrate the differences.

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the conflict.

Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

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Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

Ashli Babbitt, who had served in the United States Air Force, was named by police as the woman killed when protestors stormed the Capitol.

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Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn Capitol violence

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the recent violence in the US Capitol as he met with Steve Mnuchin after his trip to Sudan.

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

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Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an ...

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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UAE starts Phase III of Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 trials

The UAE is embarking on the third phase of its Covid-19 vaccine trials for the Russian Sputnik vacccine.

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of Tarhuna.

Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

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Israeli hackers pledge to catch Iranian hackers amid cyber-attacks

The group of 'Israeli cyber activists', who refer to themselves as 972Ops, have pledged to track the Iranian hackers who launched attacks on ...