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Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, the country's last democratically elected prime minister, has died from Covid-19.

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid <em>coronavirus</em>

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

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Qatar to host FIFA Club World Cup in February

The FIFA Club World Cup will be held from 1 to 11 February in Doha, the second time Qatar has hosted the event.

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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Turkey 'interested' in producing controversial Russian 'Sputnik' Covid-19 vaccine

Turkey's health minister hinted at confirming the announcement by his Russian counterpart, saying the two men discussed issues on efforts to ...

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Turkey imposes new coronavirus restrictions on elderly in Ankara

Residents over the age of 65 are only allowed to leave their homes between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

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Joe Biden set to roll back controversial Trump policies

The Democratic president-elect plans major changes in immigration, healthcare and climate policy.

Biden vows virus action on 'day one'

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Biden vows virus action on 'day one'

Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks.

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Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

Northwest Syria has seen an surge in Covid-19 cases which is concerning health workers and NGOs.

China says latest <em>coronavirus</em> outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

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China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

WHO: Giving up on virus control 'dangerous'

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WHO: Giving up on virus control 'dangerous'

The World Health Organization chief warned that abandoning efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, as suggested by a top US ...

Biden accuses Trump of giving up in Covid fight

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Biden accuses Trump of giving up in Covid fight

Biden accused Trump of giving up in the fight against Covid-19 as the president faced a new outbreak in his team and surging infections ...

Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

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Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

Former US president cast his support with Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential elections and criticised Donald Trump's refusal to talk about ...

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Iran daily virus cases exceed 5,000 in new record

Iran's daily Covid-19 toll has surpassed 5,000 cases, as death tolls continue to be high.

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

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Iran hits new coronavirus records, curbs travel

Iran announced temporary travel restrictions on five major cities as the country reached new single-day records in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to <em>coronavirus</em> vaccines

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Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said it is crucial that developing countries have 'equal access' to a future coronavirus ...

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

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.

Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for <em>coronavirus</em>

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Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi tests positive for coronavirus

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the second Palestinian ...

Assad says he will personally test Russian <em>coronavirus</em> vaccine

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new ...

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