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Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's blaming them for catching Covid, writes Malia Bouattia.

Israeli police have arrested 10 people amid violent protests in ultra-Orthodox areas against coronavirus lockdown measures

Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

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Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

Restaurants in Dubai have begun to offer a controversial discount to customers who show proof that they are vaccinated against coronavirus

Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

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Saudi Arabia loses 250,000 expat workers in three months

The Saudi General Authority for Statistics revealed more than 250,000 foreign workers left the kingdom in a period of three months.

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

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Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

Israel announced a week-long ban on most incoming and outgoing flights in a bid to slow the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

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Biden to reinstate Covid travel bans

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and ...

Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

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Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

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UN: Over half of Syria's children deprived of education

More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children's agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ...

Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox protesters clash over schools

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Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox protesters clash over schools

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox protesters over the opening of religious schools despite coronavirus lockdown orders.

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

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Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

A doctor and nurse became the first in Egypt to receive the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab on Sunday

Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

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Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a month

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates ...

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

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11 Iraqi fighters killed in IS attack: security sources

The jihadists used light weapons and the cover of darkness to target the Hashed east of Tikrit, the capital of Iraq's Salahaddin province.

Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

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Anti-government protests erupt in Sudan following surging fuel prices

Sudan has faced a severe economic crisis, worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

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Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

Teenagers aged between 16 and 18 will now be given access to the vaccine in Israel, which has been criticised for skirting its responsibility to ...

UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

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UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting erupted earlier this month.

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