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At least 23 people have been injured as clashes between security forces and anti-lockdown protesters continued in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

The UN said that Italy failed to protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants on a boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013

Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates mean the real number could be at least 10 times higher.

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between Saturday and Sunday

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Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

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

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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.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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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 ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move ...

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

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Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Migrant channel crossings, attempts surge in 2020: France

In France nearly 10,000 migrants attempted to cross the border.

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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.

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Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at ...

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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize South Korean-flagged tanker

The apparent seizure of the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi and the arrest of crew members comes as Tehran has reportedly started a process to ...

Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

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Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

Yemeni Interior Minister Ibrahim Haidan said the speedy reopening of the airport underscored "the determination of the government to ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Seven bodies wash up on Algeria beach

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Seven bodies wash up on Algeria beach

The bodies of the three men and four women had started decomposing and their identities were not immediately clear.

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