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Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt eases its lockdown to kickstart its economy, Morocco's increasing use of drones to enforce coronavirus measures raises human rights concerns, and dolphins return to Beirut in today's roundup.

Coronavirus lockdown brings <em>dolphins</em> to Beirut coastline

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Coronavirus lockdown brings dolphins to Beirut coastline

Dolphins were caught on video swimming near the Beirut shore, as coronavirus lockdown brings quiet to Mediterranean waters.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

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Oman to ban single-use plastic bags from next year

Oman follows in the steps of Tunisia and Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.

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Only five of eleven NFL stars make Israel trip

An Israeli PR exercise has backfired badly after more than half of 11 NFL American footballers due to visit the country refused to take part, ...

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NFL star cancels Israel trip in solidarity with Palestinians

An American football player has withdrawn from a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to exploit him and citing sympathy ...

Israel buys submarines from part Iranian-owned German company

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Israel buys submarines from part Iranian-owned German company

Israeli media have attacked a government decision to purchase submarines from a Germany company which nemesis Iran has a part share of.

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Israeli 'spy vulture' captured by Lebanese townsfolk

And no, 'spy vulture' isn't the codename of the latest high-tech drone aircraft...

Verminators: Putin building 'rat commando army' in secret lab

Karim Traboulsi

Verminators: Putin building 'rat commando army' in secret lab

Blog: Genetically engineered war bears, giant squid, and mind-controlled dolphins could be the stuff of cheesy sci-fi and Cold War ...

Flipping outrage: Hamas 'arrests dolphin as Israeli spy'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Flipping outrage: Hamas 'arrests dolphin as Israeli spy'

Blog: Palestinian newspaper says Hamas frogman found remote-controlled camera and harpoons on dolphin 'acting suspiciously' off Gaza. Israel has ...

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