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

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates mean the real number could be at least 10 times higher.

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated attacks.

Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

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Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

Hala Zayed sparked uproar after images and video footage shared online showed her at a wedding in a crowded hall during the ongoing ...

Egypt bans New Year celebrations to curb virus cases

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Egypt bans New Year celebrations to curb virus cases

With cases rising in the country, Egypt has announced that all New Year celebrations are to be cancelled as a precautionary measure.

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TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 1)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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Jordan announces 'promising' natural gas find

Jordanian officials have long pinned their hopes on finding major gas reserves at the field, which is located along the kingdom's eastern border ...

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

Hala Zayed said she experienced side effects upon receiving both doses of the Chinese-made vaccine being tested on Egyptian volunteers, ...

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

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Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

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Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

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Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Egypt to test Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines on 6,000 volunteers

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Egypt to test Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines on 6,000 volunteers

A clinical trial will test two kinds of Chinese-made vaccines on participants in Egypt, who will not know what they were injected with or ...

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Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

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After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

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In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

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More than two-in-three of Egypt's coronavirus ICUs in use

Egypt has reported 56,809 coronavirus cases and is set to begin easing restrictions on Saturday.

Gaza baby denied life-saving heart surgery dies

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Gaza baby denied life-saving heart surgery dies

Eight-month-old Omar Yaghi died after being unable to travel for life-saving heart surgery, due to the Palestinian Authority cutting ties with ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

Egypt's medics demand coronavirus protections after 50 doctors die

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Egypt's medics demand coronavirus protections after 50 doctors die

Egypt's doctors have issued a list of urgent demands for improved coronavirus precautions in hopsitals, after at least 50 medics died from ...

Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

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Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

The Egyptian Minister of Health's advisor for urgent and emergency care hid his coronavirus diagnosis for two weeks.

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

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Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

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