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The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

Yemen's Houthis claim they are developing a coronavirus vaccine

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Yemen's Houthis claim they are developing a coronavirus vaccine

The much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine will emerge from Yemen's Houthis, the rebels' health minister vowed this week.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

Turkey claims healthcare 'transformation' helped vanquish Covid-19

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Turkey claims healthcare 'transformation' helped vanquish Covid-19

Turkey claims a healthcare transformation helped suppress coronavirus cases.

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised response, writes Pranab Bardhan.

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Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus deaths

Cemetery workers in Yemen's Aden say there have been five times the normal amount of burials as medics and international organisations ...

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

Sana Uqba

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

UK scraps controversial bereavement decision after Syrian refugee's plea

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UK scraps controversial bereavement decision after Syrian refugee's plea

Families of hospital porters, cleaners and social care staff will now be able to remain in the UK indefinitely if their relative ...

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10,000 healthcare workers infected with coronavirus in Iran

Healthcare workers in Iran are suffering, as thousands have been infected by Covid-19 as they work in the frontlines.

Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

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Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the ...

Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

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Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

Firooza Omar volunteered to nurse the newborn babies of mothers who were murdered in a horrific attack on a maternity ward.

Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

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Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

India's policy on the decades-old drug, used to prevent malaria and treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, drastically changed following remarks ...

Qatar confirms virus cases in jail, denies widespread outbreak

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Qatar confirms virus cases in jail, denies widespread outbreak

Twelve cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed inside Doha Central Prison, however authorities have denied there is a widespread outbreak at the ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Emergency teams are trying to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' amongst Rohingya Muslim refugees.

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Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Latest assessments found that as a result of the spread of Covid-19, most cities in Libya are facing shortages of basic food items.

Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

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Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan's capital following an attack on a maternity ward which killed at least 14 ...

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to help stop ...

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

Turkish doctors turn detectives to track coronavirus

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Turkish doctors turn detectives to track coronavirus

Healthcare professionals have been tracking the spread of Covid-19 by testing civilians and monitoring those that tested positive for the virus.

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

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Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

Healthcare workers from Egypt and South Asia are battling coronavirus in parts of the Gulf.

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