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Pakistan has turned to the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) for help in tackling coronavirus.

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

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Pakistan’s coronavirus cases quadruple during holy month of Ramadan

Coronavirus is spreading at an alarming rate in Pakistan as Ramadan and Eid bring people out of their homes despite the risk.

Saudi Arabia to announce Eid date on Friday evening

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Saudi Arabia to announce Eid date on Friday evening

Citizens of Saudi Arabia have been asked to carry out moon sightings on Friday evening to determine the date of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

Paris Grand Mosque says expecting Eid prayers is 'unrealistic'

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Paris Grand Mosque says expecting Eid prayers is 'unrealistic'

After France's supreme administrative court ordered the government to lift a ban on religious gatherings, the Paris Grand ...

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US Supreme Court demands $4 billion Sudan compensation

The US Supreme Court has sided with the victims of the 1998 al-Qaeda embassy bombings, ordering Sudan to pay out more than $4 billion in compensation.

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Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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Jordan sentences middle-aged rapist of 7-year-old girl to death

A man in his forties found guilty of tricking and raping a 7-year-old girl on her way home from school will be hung to death, Jordan's ...

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UAE sentences disabled Omani man to life imprisonment

A disabled 21-year-old Omani man who was arrested as a teenager was sentenced to life imprisonment in the UAE over alleged links to Qatar.

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

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Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Bedouin students in the Negev have been left behind as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare the inequality in Israel's education system.

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Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

Israeli parliament passes bill paving path to new government

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Israeli parliament passes bill paving path to new government

The Israeli parliament passed a bill to form a new government, as coronavirus sweeps across the region.

Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

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Israeli parliament to vote on coalition between Netanyahu, Gantz

The Israeli parliament is due to vote on Wednesday on a coalition deal between Prime Minister Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz ...

Israel's attorney general advises <em>court</em> against annulling coalition deal

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Israel's attorney general advises court against annulling coalition deal

The opinion gave a powerful voice of support to Netanyahu and Gantz as the Supreme Court debates a series of legal challenges ...

Israel <em>court</em> hears first challenges to Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal

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Israel court hears first challenges to Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal

Israel's Supreme Court tackled the vexed question of whether a political deal to form a coalition government after three ...

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Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

Amnesty International says Palestinian-Egyptian human rights activist Ramy Shaath is a prisoner of conscience after being forcibly disappeared by Egyptian security forces in 2019.

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Israel court hears challenges to coalition deal

Under the proposed three-year agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival-turned-partner Benny Gantz, each would head the ...

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Israel's top court starts hearings on petitions against Netanyahu

Israel's Supreme Court started hearings on Sunday to decide if Netanyahu will be allowed to form a government as prime ...

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Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

The parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal with Pakistan's Supreme Court to reverse a decision ...

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

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Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

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Palestine activists beat UK government in BDS pensions policy

The British government suffered a legal blow on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a pro-Palestine ...

Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

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Boris Johnson's police state won't solve the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Johnson's government is shifting blame onto the poor, and away from his shocking lack of leadership and neglect of essential state ...

Israel's top <em>court</em> halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

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Israel's top court halts controversial coronavirus phone tracking

Israel's top court has ordered lawmakers to enshrine the Covid-19 phone tracking in legislation.

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

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Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters on Friday.

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