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A Turkish drama series called The Outcast has not allowed Covid-19 to stop it from airing, filming the last six episodes online via 'Zoom'.

OPEC and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss their deal to slash production as relaxed coronavirus lockdowns see recovering oil prices.

Italy expels Tunisian tied to Berlin Christmas market attack

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Italy expels Tunisian tied to Berlin Christmas market attack

Italy has expelled a Tunisian national linked to the man who carried out a deadly 2016 attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry ...

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Malia Bouattia

State-led austerity and racism are killing us, not Covid-19

Comment: The government's BAME Covid-19 review is wrong. It's not the ethnicity of a person that puts them at risk, rather the structural ...

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Egypt agrees $5.2bn IMF loan to ease coronavirus downturn

The IMF has agreed to loan Egypt $5.2 billion to help alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, on top of a $2.8 billion loan approved last month.

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Tunisia president reaffirms Libya neutrality in Macron call

Kais Saied told Emmanuel Macron that Tunisia 'will never be a rear base for any party' in Libya's conflict, as the UN-backed Tripoli government ...

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Protesters return to Iraqi streets despite coronavirus pandemic

Protesters have accused Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of stalling reforms he promised to carry out and taken to the streets over the ...

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Saudi Arabia reimposes lockdown on Jeddah following coronavirus spike

Saudi Arabia has renewed lockdown restrictions in Jeddah for two weeks following a resurgence of virus cases, a week after measures were eased.

Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts <em>coronavirus</em>

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Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

The Egyptian Minister of Health's advisor for urgent and emergency care hid his coronavirus diagnosis for two weeks.

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

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Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

Jordan is opening mosques after 11-weeks being closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

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French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

A French-Iranian academic has been stuck in an Iranian prison since 2019.

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

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Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Australia bans anti-racism protest citing <em>coronavirus</em> fears

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Australia bans anti-racism protest citing coronavirus fears

In Australia, a Black Lives Matter demonstration has been cancelled, with authorities defending their actions on the grounds that such a ...

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Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

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Pakistan shuts shops, markets after coronavirus cases surge

Pakistan has shut shops and closed markets after coronavirus cases in the Asian country increased, with fears of a second wave

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Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted the campaign staff of United States Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump in the run up to the ...

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

The Middle East at war with <em>coronavirus</em>

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

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Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of ...

Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

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Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

Syria has accused Israel of carrying out at least seven airstrikes in the past two months alone, believed to have targeted Iranian and proxy ...

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

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Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

The shooting has prompted a series of small demonstrations against police violence towards Palestinians. Yet for his family, such gestures have ...

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