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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

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AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with a mass rollout expected on January 4.

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage ...

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

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UAE rolls out Covid-19 vaccinations in Abu Dhabi

Covid-19 vaccinations roll out in the Emirati capital, officials said on Monday.

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US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to lockdown

The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program as the nation's death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a ...

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Lebanese-born banker Joseph Safra, Brazil's richest man, dies

Safra, who had an estimated fortune of $23.2 billion, ranked 63rd on Forbes magazine's list of the world's wealthiest people.

Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup

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Qatar to join European qualifying for 2022 World Cup

Qatar will likely be placed in Group A, featuring Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Serbia and Azerbaijan.

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Chinese Covid-19 vaccine maker gets $500 million funding boost

Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech has secured half a billion dollars in extra funding to produce its Covid-19 vaccine as the country ...

Trump's 'inexperienced' virus adviser quits as vaccine boosts hope

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Trump's 'inexperienced' virus adviser quits as vaccine boosts hope

Scott Atlas, a favoured coronavirus adviser of the US president, who tweeted in October "Masks work? NO," has submitted his resignation.

Lebanese 'drug dealer' arrested in <em>Brazil</em>

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Lebanese 'drug dealer' arrested in Brazil

Assad Khalil Kiwan is a naturalised Brazilian citizen from Lebanon who was arrested on Monday over drugs charges.

Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

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Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Overseas trials of the vaccine are taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries.

AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

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AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

A covid-19 vaccine being developed by British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has shown an average 70% efficacy.

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Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for ...

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

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Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit ...

Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

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Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

The US president invited the Brexit Party founder on to the stage at a campaign rally in Arizona despite Covid-19 restrictions against the entry ...

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Netanyahu says normalisation deals 'changing the map' of Mideast

Normalisation agreements with Arab states will enable shorter and cheaper flights for Israelis, Netanyahu boasted.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

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Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

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