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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

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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 ...

Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

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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.

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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 Syrians from Covid-19.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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 ...

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Jordan's King Abdullah gets <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em> jab

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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

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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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.

UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

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UN calls on US to reverse labelling Houthis 'terrorists'

The UN has urged the US to cancel its decision to classify Yemen's Houthi rebels as "terrorists" to avoid the risk of a famine

WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

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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.

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

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Netanyahu offers Palestinian-Israelis a 'new era' despite 'racist incitement'

The prime minister has previously 'warned' Israeli voters of crowds of Palestinian citizens of Israel heading to the polls.

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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

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

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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 ...

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

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

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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