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Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's bridge-building efforts with the Muslim world.

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

Iraq has been among the countries hardest-hit by coronavirus in the Middle East, with more than 660,000 reported cases and over 13,200 deaths.

In virus-hit Lebanon, seamstresses stitch body bags

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In virus-hit Lebanon, seamstresses stitch body bags

A factory in Lebanon has stopped its normal production and has turned to making body bags, to deal with the high death toll from the ...

UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit

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UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit

The UAE's 'Hope' - the Arab world's first interplanetary mission - has successfully entered Mars orbit.

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Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ground, are now finding recovery even harder.

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US 'deeply disturbed' at reports of Uighur mass rape

The US has called for an investigation on the systematic rape and sexual abuse against Muslim Uighur women in Chinese internment camps following ...

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WHO team visits Chinese virus lab in Wuhan

WHO inspectors visited a laboratory in China's Wuhan city at the heart of a controversial theory that it could have been the source of the ...

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Israel's chief epidemiologist angers UAE with coronavirus accusations

Hundreds of Israelis have tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from the UAE, according to official data.

Lebanon lockdown protestors target Tripoli's political barons

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Lebanon lockdown protestors target Tripoli's political barons

'We want to burn down all their houses the way they burned our hearts,' said Omar Qarhani, an unemployed father of six as he protested the ...

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WHO team in Wuhan departs quarantine for Covid study

A team from the World Health Organisation has left Wuhan and will focus on a new study which attempts to find the origins of Covid-19.

Biden orders <em>masks</em>, travel clampdown in war on Covid

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Biden orders masks, travel clampdown in war on Covid

New US President Joe Biden got to work on tackling the coronavirus pandemic on his first full day in power.

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

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 ...

Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

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Victims' governments demand justice on anniversary of plane downing

Canada, Britain, Ukraine and other nations have called on Iran to facilitate a 'transparent' investigation into a Ukrainian passenger jet's ...

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

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European Parliament petition urges end to Gaza siege

24 MEPs signed a petition calling on Israel to end its blockade on Gaza, and warning of a "catastrophic" coronavirus health emergency if medical ...

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Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public ...

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Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

Tunisia extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and ...

Pleas for <em>masks</em> as Trump rally ignores Covid risk

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Pleas for masks as Trump rally ignores Covid risk

US health officials expressed alarm over the refusal of many Americans to wear masks as the nation faces a soaring daily Covid-19 death ...

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

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Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven-month closure over virus

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Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven-month closure over virus

The border between Tunisia and Libya has reopened seven months after a closure in response to coronavirus.

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