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France shuts more mosques ahead of ‘separatism bill’ debate

16 January, 2021

The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

Pfizer, BioNTech to limit delays of vaccine shipments

16 January, 2021

The drugmaker aims to increase manufacturing of the Covid-19 vaccine and keep delays at a minimum.

Air pollution in Iranian cities reaches 'hazardous' levels

16 January, 2021

This year's contamination of air has been worse than previous, putting further strain on the country’s health infrastructure which has already been burdened by Covid-19.

World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

16 January, 2021

Around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020.

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

16 January, 2021

Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

15 January, 2021

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

15 January, 2021

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

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.

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.

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