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Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Death toll from fighting Darfur rises to 50

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Death toll from fighting Darfur rises to 50

50 people have been killed in four days of violence in Sudan's Darfur.

Iraq baby boy 'first ever human' with three genitals

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Iraq baby boy 'first ever human' with three genitals

The first case of triphalia was reported in Duhok, in the north of the country.

Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

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Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

Lebanon and Iraq have signed a deal to exchange oil for medical supplies, which is hoped will solve each country’s respective problems.

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Coronavirus surges across Arab world despite vaccine progress

Health authorities across the Arab world are reporting an alarming rise in coronavirus infections as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Yemen will receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UN, as the country struggles under the ...

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

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Lebanon pharmacists on strike as drug supplies dwindle

Pharmacies are catering only to certain clients, providing their few remaining drugs to regulars who are in possession of a ...

'So bad for you': <em>doctors</em> flee crisis-hit Lebanon

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'So bad for you': doctors flee crisis-hit Lebanon

With economic hardships and catastrophes in the midst of a pandemic, doctors in Lebanon are feeling the ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca vaccine

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WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca vaccine

WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday to discuss the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as some EU countries halt its rollout over blood ...

EU nations halt AstraZeneca as WHO declares it safe

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EU nations halt AstraZeneca as WHO declares it safe

The EU's largest countries joined a stream of states halting their rollouts of AstraZeneca jabs on over blood clot ...

Israeli hospital to expand to UAE and treat military

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Israeli hospital to expand to UAE and treat military

Hundreds diabetes patients in the UAE army, police and firefighting services will receive diagnostic consultations from Israel's ...

Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

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Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca ...

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Iranian skier makes appeal for women's rights

Forough Abbasi has spoken out against the travel banned imposed on her coach and called for greater rights for women in Iran.

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Moroccan-Egyptian model joins charity virtual kissing booth

Imaan Hammam has joined in on a Valentine's Day campaign to raise money for charity.

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Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

Courtney Freer

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Comment: UAE's plan to expand citizenship reflects a nation keen to shore up its assets while protecting access to this traditionally exclusive ...

Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

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Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

As the country attempts to recover from war and famine, Afghanistan is also struggling with a healthcare crisis.

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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

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

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.

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

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