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

More than 80 people attended a coronavirus-themed house party in Turkey's Istanbul, despite precautionary measures and social distancing pleas.

Lebanese applaud virus-battling health workers from balconies

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Lebanese applaud virus-battling health workers from balconies

Cheering erupted from balconies and windows in Lebanon on Sunday evening, as the country's citizens celebrated their "heroic" medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

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Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

An Algerian journalist was Sunday ordered to be held in pre-trial detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and rights ...

Turkish orchestra, stuck at home, creates anti-coronavirus #StayAtHome anthem

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Turkish orchestra, stuck at home, creates anti-coronavirus #StayAtHome anthem

The Istanbul Orchestra turned anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao' into a song ...

Somalia sends 20 doctors to help Italy's coronavirus effort

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Somalia sends 20 doctors to help Italy's coronavirus effort

A team of 20 Somali doctors have travelled to Italy to help the European country hardest hit by the coronavirus.

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Turkey urged to release journalists, activists amid coronavirus outbreak

More than 20 rights organisations have called for the release of prisoners charged or convicted 'simply for exercising their rights'.

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Syria regime quarantines entire eastern village over coronavirus outbreak

A village in Deir az-Zour has been quarantined due to the coronavirus.

Israel PM Netanyahu quarantined as aide confirmed with coronavirus

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Israel PM Netanyahu quarantined as aide confirmed with coronavirus

The Israeli prime minister is due to take a second coronavirus test after an aide confirmed her own infection.

Oil drops below $20 barrel mark in 18-year low

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Oil drops below $20 barrel mark in 18-year low

US oil has dropped below $20 a barrel, impacted by the coronavirus crisis and over production.

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British-Muslim doctors become first to die of coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to three Muslim doctors of immigrant backgrounds who died within days of each other from the Covid-19 illness.

Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

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Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

Security forces were seen handing out flowers to those leaving the hotel, where they were quarantined for 14 days.

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Riots break-out at Syria jail holding suspected IS members

Prisoners at a Syrian jail run by Kurdish forces holding suspected Islamic State members rioted and some escaped.

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Iraqi pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for coronavirus

Iraq's latest coronavirus cases highlight fears around pilgrims spreading the highly contagious virus and of a serious outbreak in war-ravaged Syria.

Palestine's Hebron in lockdown after new coronavirus cases confirmed

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Palestine's Hebron in lockdown after new coronavirus cases confirmed

After three people were confirmed to have coronavirus in Hebron, the city has ...

Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast: official

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of Nugaal region, succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to a hospital in the capital of Puntland.

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Israel 'wants controversial spyware firm to fight coronavirus'

Israel has also approved the use of mobile phone geolocation technology to track people who may have had contact with coronavirus patients.

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Iran extends temporary prisoner release as coronavirus deaths increase

A temporary release for some 100,000 prisoners in Iran has been extended, authorities said on Sunday, as the death toll increased to 2,640.

Malaysia is selling fake 'halal' hand sanitiser for coronavirus

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Malaysia is selling fake 'halal' hand sanitiser for coronavirus

With the coronavirus epidemic in full swing, some people in Malaysia have been selling 'halal' hand sanitiser without alcohol - despite medical ...