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Israel's Covid-19 medical aid to Jordan marks an improvement in recent tense relations between the two countries.

The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds such a measure would deepen inequities.

Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more <em>Pfizer</em> Covid shots

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Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer Covid shots

Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government statement said.

Israel lifts public mask mandate, opens schools

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Israel lifts public mask mandate, opens schools

Israel lifts the mask mandatory wear in public spaces and reopens schools as the infection rate dropped after a mass vaccination drive.

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the ...

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Israel to scrap outdoor mask mandate from Sunday

Israel announced plans to scrap the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors, citing success in an inoculation drive that has been criticised for dismissing Palestinians under occupation.

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Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

Turkey, which is battling a third peak, will have evening curfews go into effect nationally at 7:00pm and stay in place until Ramadan ...

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In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

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Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

Turkey recorded its highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

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Pfizer slams Israel as 'banana republic' over failed payments

Pfizer officials slammed Israel as a 'banana republic', voicing concern that the country's government-in-transition may fail to pay up.

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.

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

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Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

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Gaza sees spike in coronavirus cases

Thousands of people in Gaza have been infected with the coronavirus, increasing pressure on local hospitals.

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UAE, China launch project to produce Sinopharm vaccine

The United Arab Emirates and China on Sunday announced a venture to produce the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine in the Gulf nation, state media reported.

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Erdogan raises vaccine delays with China

Turkey is relying on the Chinese firm Sinovac's CoronaVac for the bulk of its inoculation effort and only received the first 1.4 million doses ...

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Half of Israelis fully vaccinated, Palestinians lag

Human rights groups and some Democratic US lawmakers have called on Israel to offer vaccines to all Palestinians in the territories under ...

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Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

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Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israelis are to vote on Tuesday for a fourth parliamentary election in two years and the race has turned into a referendum on Netanyahu.

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Three million vaccine doses given for two straight days

The United States has for the first time administered more than three million doses of Covid-19 vaccine for two consecutive days, according to ...

Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

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Palestinians roll out vaccines as virus cases spike

The Palestinian health ministry started its vaccination campaign after the West Bank received 60,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech ...

Turkish-German vaccine pioneers honoured with top award

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Turkish-German vaccine pioneers honoured with top award

Germany's president presented the country’s top award to married couple Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, who developed the ...

Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

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Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Palestine in the next 48 hours.

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