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The Pfizer deal negotiated is said to be for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon's economic troubles, and is expected to cover 20% of the population.

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Lebanon enters strict <em>lockdown</em> to stem coronavirus uptick

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

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Ghosn meeting with French investigators postponed: lawyers

French and Lebanese investigative judges as well as the defence lawyers postponed a meeting with Carlos Ghosn

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Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

Save the Children’s Lebanon director said a total lockdown will increase the suffering of already vulnerable Lebanese families.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

The teachers were right all along

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

Lebanon begins new <em>lockdown</em> amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

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Gaza forces fire rockets to mark Israel conflict anniversary

The drills come days after Hamas accused Israel of launching strikes that damaged a children's hospital.

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Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Israel imposed its third lockdown on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a quarter of the population would be vaccinated ...

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Athens' first mosque reopens on Christmas Day

The Greek capital's first mosque has been allowed to reopen on Christmas Day after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Iraqi authorities inked a preliminary deal to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early next year.

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Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to <em>lockdown</em>

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US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to lockdown

The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program as the nation's death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a ...

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