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Indonesia has an ambitious coronavirus vaccine programme. However, this looks threatened after Jakarta said 100 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have 'an uncertain arrival schedule.'

The first case of triphalia was reported in Duhok, in the north of the country.

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

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Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

<em>India</em> Muslim body seeks to end dowries, lavish weddings

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India Muslim body seeks to end dowries, lavish weddings

Muslims should shun 'un-Islamic' wedding celebrations, the All India Muslim Personal Board said.

Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

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Arabian coins found in US may unlock pirate mystery

The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

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OPEC+ expected to keep output cuts amid Covid recovery

Saudi Arabia has agreed to cut its own output to one million barrels a day as the market struggles to recover from Covid.

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US climate envoy Kerry to visit UAE, India, Bangladesh

US climate envoy John Kerry will travel to the UAE, India and Bangladesh ahead of next month's climate summit hosted by Washington.

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US sees common interest with China on Iran

The US expressed a shared interest with China in curbing Iran's nuclear program.

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India’s Gulf workers in Covid-19 reverse migration chaos

Migrant workers from India have helped build Gulf economies, but many have fallen victim to the Covid-19 crisis.

Iran offers alternative shipping route after Suez blockage

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Iran offers alternative shipping route after Suez blockage

Iran has put forward an alternative route for transporting oil and goods, after the Suez Canal was blocked for a week.

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India rejects 'undiplomatic' Saudi advice on oil reserves

India has reiterated that it could seek alternative energy sources amid high crude prices.

A look at the crises that closed Suez

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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

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Five shot dead in violent Bangladesh demos against Modi

Five supporters of the hardline Islamist Hefazat-e-Islam group were shot dead in Bangladesh after taking part in anti-Modi protests.

WHO seeks 10 million vaccine doses for last nations

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WHO seeks 10 million vaccine doses for last nations

The WHO has called for the donation of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses to help poorer nations vaccinate their residents.

'Iranian missile hits Israeli-owned cargo ship' in Arabian Sea

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'Iranian missile hits Israeli-owned cargo ship' in Arabian Sea

The ship, owned by XT Management and based in the port city of Haifa, was able to continue its voyage.

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China seeks to protect Iran nuclear deal, defend ties

Beijing said it will protect ties with Tehran, amid reports that large amounts of Iranian oil have been transferred to China.

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Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground Tuesday in the narrow, man-made canal dividing ...

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Humanity's historic test

Comment: As tempting as vaccine nationalism may be for policymakers, it is ultimately a self-defeating approach. Leaders should pursue a ...

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UNHRC votes in favour of Israel arms embargo

The UN Human Rights Council has voted in favour of a resolution that calls for an arms embargo against Israel, where they could be used to ...

Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

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Indian PM pens goodwill letter to Pakistani counterpart

Narendra Modi has written to Imran Khan as relations between the two countries continue to thaw.

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

UAE brokering <em>India</em>-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

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UAE brokering India-Pakistan talks to end diplomatic spat

Emirati officials have been facilitating negotiations between Pakistan and India, officials say.

UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'

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UK warns EU vaccine export ban would be 'counter-productive'

Britain warned the European Union against halting exports of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines if the bloc does not receive promised deliveries, ...

Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

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Deadly Beirut blast more powerful than volcanic eruption: report

Beirut's port blast is believed to be one of the most powerful non-nuclear, man-made explosions in human history.

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