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A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

The move is part of a program to relocate about 1,600 unaccompanied refugee children to European countries.

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

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Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

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Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran ...

New EU trade mechanism offers hope to pandemic-hit Iran

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New EU trade mechanism offers hope to pandemic-hit Iran

The recent launch of the EU's Iran-trading mechanism, Instex, offers hope to Tehran at a time when economic deadlock and the Covid-19 outbreak ...

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Somalis are dying of coronavirus in Sweden

As coronavirus spreads in Sweden, Somali-Swedes may be particularly vulnerable due to lack of coronavirus information in Somali.

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Erdogan demands NATO supports Turkey in Syria conflict

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded more support Monday from his NATO and EU allies, despite anger over his bid to pressure them by ...

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EU member states set to recognise Palestine: report

Jean Asselborn will put forward the initiative to EU members states at a meeting on Monday, seeking joint European recognition of a Palestinian ...

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Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Arab countries have taken extreme measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

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Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

Nearly 100 Yemenis arrived from China on Saturday, though no medical checks were taken at Aden International Airport.

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China accuses US of sensationalising coronavirus for 'panic'

China's government has accused the United States of spreading a racialised panic surrounding the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

As China continues to face global isolation over growing coronavirus fears, a number of Arab airlines joined dozens of countries in suspending ...

Coronavirus won't turn you into a 'zombie', Malaysia says

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Coronavirus won't turn you into a 'zombie', Malaysia says

Social media posts in Malaysia have wrongly claimed the number of deaths or infected people in the country, with some even making a connection ...

Access to coronavirus vaccine unlikely before end of 2020

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Access to coronavirus vaccine unlikely before end of 2020

A vaccine to cure the deadly Coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of more than 259 so far, is unlikely to be accessible before the end of ...

Iraq's Basra airport to reject travellers from China

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Iraq's Basra airport to reject travellers from China

All nationalities travelling from China to Iraq's Basra International Airport will be denied entry, Iraq announced on Friday.

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Troops hid in Saddam-era bunkers to escape Iran missiles

US troops have revealed details about Iran's ballistic missile strike on Ain al-Asad airbase, detailing damage to the base and relief that they had survived.

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Iraq, Finland received 'advance warning' of Iran missile attack

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's office has said that advanced warning of the Iranian missile attack was given, casting further doubt on ...

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

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Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu slammed six new European members of a barter mechanism with Iran on Sunday.

Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

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Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

The Paris-based INSTEX functions as a clearing house allowing Iran to continue to sell oil and import other products or services in exchange.

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Europe urges release of kidnapped Libyan lawmaker

Thirteen European diplomatic missions in Libya demanded the immediate release of Siham Sergiwa, a lawmaker abducted from her home by an armed ...

Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish Syria offensive

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Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish Syria offensive

The leaders of France and Germany called for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, warning of dire humanitarian ...

Turkey assault could displace 400,000 in Syria: UN

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Turkey assault could displace 400,000 in Syria: UN

The UN warned some 400,000 people will have to flee the controversial Turkish offensive in Syria.

France halts arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

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France halts arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

French authorities confirmed on Saturday a move to halt arms exports to Turkey over its recent offensive targeting Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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