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

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

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in Pakistan the outbreak reaches prisons.

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.

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 ...

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.

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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.

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

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

UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks

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UN refrains from blaming Russia for Syria hospital attacks

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

Hundreds of animals left to die during Pakistan lockdown

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Hundreds of animals left to die during Pakistan lockdown

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

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OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

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.

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Israel police release Palestinian governor of Jerusalem

Israeli police released the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem after he spent 24 hours in detention for "illegal" political activities that he said was connected to the coronavirus fight.

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Saudi imposes 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities

Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as confirmed deaths hit 38.

Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

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Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the ...

Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

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Iraqi al-Qaeda suspect to remain in US jail

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

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France's Macron calls on Iran to respect nuclear obligations

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Iran's Hassan Rouhani to talk about the country's nuclear promises as the world reels over Covid-19.

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Saudi Arabia to host G20 energy ministers virtual meeting

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.

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

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Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Palestinian citizens of Israel say they are being discriminated against with the coronavirus outbreak.