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Israel - which rights groups say is legally obliged to provide vaccines to Palestinians - delivered at least one dose to 28 percent of its population by Tuesday.

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

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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, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose

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Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose

US President-elect Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his office announced, three weeks after his first injection ...

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) and the Pasteur Institute of Iran.

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" ...

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Israel heads for tightened lockdown

Israel tightened its coronavirus lockdown as cases remained high.

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

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AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with a mass rollout expected on January 4.

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Harris vaccinated on camera, urges public to trust process

A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large ...

Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

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Iran begins first human trial of locally made vaccine

Iran has not elaborated on its regulatory approval process or plans for more advanced trials.

UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

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UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

The UAE Fatwa Council has said that the coronavirus vaccine is allowed under Islamic law, even if it contains pork gelatine .

Qatar, Oman approve Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, prepare for shipments

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Qatar, Oman approve Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, prepare for shipments

Qatar is expected to recieve its first shipment of the shot on Monday, eligible to those aged 16 and above in the oil-rich gulf country.

US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

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US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

US authorities are looking "very carefully" into the virus variant spreading in the United Kingdom, while indicating that a ban on UK travel was ...

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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".

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

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Israel set to deploy vaccine, Palestinians left waiting

Israelis could soon return to normal life and an economic revival, even as the virus continues to menace Palestinian towns and villages just a ...

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UAE rolls out Covid-19 vaccinations in Abu Dhabi

Covid-19 vaccinations roll out in the Emirati capital, officials said on Monday.

Bahrain approves Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for use

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Bahrain approves Chinese Covid-19 vaccine for use

Bahrain's state-run news agency said the Sinopharm vaccine would be available in the island kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian ...

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UAE says Chinese vaccine 86% effective, offers few details

The UAE said that China's Sinopharm vaccine has received "official registration" after a trial involving 31,000 volunteers showed it to be 86% ...

EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

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EU promises Gaza help with obtaining coronavirus vaccine

Gaza, ruled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, is under a tight Israeli-enforced blockade, a major factor in weakening the Palestinian ...

US military prepares for vaccine rollout

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US military prepares for vaccine rollout

Trucks and cargo planes are at the ready to distribute millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine across the United States.

Pleas for masks as Trump rally ignores Covid risk

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Pleas for masks as Trump rally ignores Covid risk

US health officials expressed alarm over the refusal of many Americans to wear masks as the nation faces a soaring daily Covid-19 death toll and ...

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