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Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing Covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian territories.

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

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 ...

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

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Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

Amnesty International urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to probe into civilian casualties during the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh ...

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Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before ...

Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of ...

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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 ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

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Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

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Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

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Questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane

For the families of those who lost loved ones on Flight PS752, a lack of transparency and accountability is making the grieving process even ...

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

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Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

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Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

Iran is mourning the first anniversary of the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

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Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have ...

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