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

Al-Qabas newpaper in Kuwait issues apology for using the word 'Israel', instead of the term 'Zionist entity'.

World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

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World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

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

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

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Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

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

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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

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Lebanon hits record coronavirus deaths, infections

Lebanon hit record coronavirus deaths and infections.

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

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Syrian Air recommences Aleppo to Beirut flights

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial centre, had its airport closed for years because of the conflict.

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Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

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

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

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UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy ...

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing ...

Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

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Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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

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Jordan's King Abdullah gets Covid-19 jab

Jordan's King Abdullah and some of his family members have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

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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.

Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get <em>coronavirus</em> vaccines: Vatican

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Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get coronavirus vaccines: Vatican

Pope Francis and his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI, have received the Covid-19 vaccine

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Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

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

Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem <em>coronavirus</em> uptick

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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