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The Pfizer deal negotiated is said to be for $18 a dose, a price that takes into consideration Lebanon's economic troubles, and is expected to cover 20% of the population.

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

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

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Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese Red Cross and the army said.

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 overcome ...

Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

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Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

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Yemen government vows to restore stability after deadly attack

The new power-sharing Yemeni government vowed on Thursday to bring stability after a fatal blast targeted Aden's airport.

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Second blast targets ministers at Yemen presidential palace

The second bomb struck Aden’s Al-Ma'asheeq district, where just moments earlier the newly-formed government of Yemen were transferred following ...

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Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

The explosion has killed nearly two dozen people, and that number may climb.

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with ...

Iran warns Israel not to <em>cross</em> Gulf '<em>red</em> lines'

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Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

Iran's foreign ministry said risks would be raised "high" if the Tehran's "red lines" are crossed, following media reports that an ...

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Outcry after Israel withholds coronavirus vaccine from Palestinian prisoners

Palestinian and Israeli NGOs have condemned a decision by the Israeli public security minister to withhold coronavirus vaccinations from at-risk ...

EU to spend millions more on refugees in Turkey

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EU to spend millions more on refugees in Turkey

The European Commission said it will continue to provide cash assistance to refugees in Turkey.

Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

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Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

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Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public ...

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

The Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine was targeted in an attack off the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Monday.

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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

The foreign convoy arrives amid a humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict.

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2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

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Trump's 'inexperienced' virus adviser quits as vaccine boosts hope

Scott Atlas, a favoured coronavirus adviser of the US president, who tweeted in October "Masks work? NO," has submitted his resignation.

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Armenians rally for soldiers missing in Karabakh fighting

Demonstrators called on the Moscow's ambassador in Yerevan to "personally intervene in the process" before marching through the city carrying ...

Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

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Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the country's northern Tigray region were "completed"

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

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