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The Pfizer deal negotiated is said to be for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon's economic troubles, and is expected to cover 20% of the population.

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

Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

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.

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

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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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Oil prices surge as Saudis pledge to cut output

Oil prices surged following Saudi Arabia's decision to trim production.

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

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British lawmakers approve post-Brexit trade deal with EU

On the eve of the new year, British lawmakers finally agreed on a Brexit deal.

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

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Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

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UK, Turkey to sign free trade deal this week

The new UK-Turkey trade deal, which will extend existing trading arrangements, is set to be signed on Tuesday.

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, ...

Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

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Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

Authorities named Anthony Warner, 63, as the sole suspect in the explosion that tore through downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in the chaotic initial stages of the outbreak.

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Lebanon to get first vaccines in February: ministry

The first batch of vaccines will arrive in Lebanon in February, health authorities said.

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Biden warns 'consequences' of Trump block on pandemic relief

The president-elect's words come as Trump blocks a $900 billion pandemic relief package.

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Trump blocks Coronavirus pandemic relief package

Donald Trump has caused chaos in US parliament after refusing a $900 billion pandemic relief.

US Police: Explosion in Nashville believed to be 'intentional'

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US Police: Explosion in Nashville believed to be 'intentional'

An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning is believed to be intentional.

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'Merry Christmas' cakes still halal-certified, Malaysian mufti says

Food items made for non-Islamic religious festivals remain halal-certified but mustn't be put on display, the Malaysian religious affairs ...

Pope: Pray for children in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

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Pope: Pray for children in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

Pope Francis touched on the plight of children caught up by war, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in his Christmas speech.

Don't squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO chief

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Don't squander sacrifices of 2020: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief urged people to stay safe during the festive period in his Christmas Day speech.

Cards from across Iraq bring <em>Christmas</em> cheer to Christians

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Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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