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Comment: The idea of 'equal treatment for people at an equal level of risk' might be a good guiding principle in deciding how to prioritise vaccine rollout, writes Peter Singer.

The next-of-kin of those who died due to covid-19 say they are being suppressed by the Chinese government.

Facebook deletes Netanyahu's post for 'violating privacy terms'

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Facebook deletes Netanyahu's post for 'violating privacy terms'

Facebook has deleted a post written by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for linking to a chatbot that encourages citizens to get vaccinated.

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

Egypt arrests seven for turning Cairo school into 'brothel'

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Egypt arrests seven for turning Cairo school into 'brothel'

Seven people were arrested as part of an investigation into a school that allegedly hosted sex parties in Egypt's capital, local media reported.

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Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

Iran has reportedly found 'a way around' an official ban on US and British-made Covid-19 vaccines.

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's ...

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

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Israel expands vaccination campaign to teens

Teenagers aged between 16 and 18 will now be given access to the vaccine in Israel, which has been criticised for skirting its responsibility to ...

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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

WHO says fabric facemasks still work against coronavirus variants

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WHO says fabric facemasks still work against coronavirus variants

The World Health Organisation has revealed that wearing fabric facemasks still provide some protection against Covid-19.

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

Swiss favour 'burqa ban', poll shows

According to the poll of 15,000 voters, a full 63 percent said they would vote yes or were considering voting yes in an upcoming popular vote on ...

UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

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UAE and Qatar to resume cross-border flights

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

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Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their limits.

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Palestinian father-of-six dies in Israeli prison

Maher Deed Saasa, 45, from the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya, died in an Israeli prison on Wednesday.

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Rashida Tlaib deplores 'racist' Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has lashed out at Israel for refusing to vaccinate Palestinians against coronavirus, saying this is proof that ...

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Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

Joe Biden has delivered a speech promising unity and a fight against racism and division in the US.

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

Florence Massena

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the ...

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UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

Assaf Kaplan reportedly began working as a “social listening and organizing manager” for the Labour Party in December.

Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

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Trump leaves White House, skipping Biden inauguration

Donald Trump has left the White House, breaking with tradition as he finally leaves Washington.

Palestinian Authority to receive Russian vaccine 'within days'

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Palestinian Authority to receive Russian vaccine 'within days'

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

Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

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Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of ...

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