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At least eight migrants and guards died during a fire that started on Sunday at a migrants holding facility in Sanaa

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

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Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles launched by the Iran-backed rebels, state media reported.

Canada calls for Syrian regime to face torture charges

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Canada calls for Syrian regime to face torture charges

Canada has called on the UN to hold the Assad regime accountable for crimes against its own people after a similar request by the Netherlands.

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

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Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

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Thirty-eight dead in Myanmar's 'bloodiest' day since coup: UN

The UN said at least 38 people died in the "bloodiest" day of Myanmar's crisis.

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UK coronavirus strain detected in Tunisia

It is not clear how many cases of the variant have been recorded by the country.

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UK's 'inexplicable' cut to Yemen aid sparks outrage

The UK government said it would provide "at least" £87 million ($120 million) in aid this year, down from £164 million ($228 million) pledged ...

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11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, ...

Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

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Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed ...

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War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

Iraq to receive first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

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Iraq to receive first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases attributed to new strains spreading in the country.

Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

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Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a ...

Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

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Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

Iran passed over the 60,000 fatalities caused by coronavirus, as the country is in the midst of the Middle East's worst outbreak of the illness

West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

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West Bank schools shut amid spike in Covid-19 variants

Testing conducted by Palestinian health authorities revealed three quarters of Covid-19 patients we infected with the UK variant.

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Vatican envoy to Iraq tests positive for coronavirus: officials

The Vatican's ambassador to Iraq Mitja Leskovar has been travelling across the country in recent weeks to prepare for the pope's ambitious visit.

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59 Algerian pro-democracy activists released from jail: ministry

Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

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Film review: Limbo

Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum ...

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Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

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Biden moves to reengage with Palestinians after Israel focus

Joe Biden’s administration is seeking reach out to the Palestinian leadership and engage both sides in a lasting solution.

After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

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After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders.

UN nuclear watchdog 'deeply concerned' over Iran site

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UN nuclear watchdog 'deeply concerned' over Iran site

The UN's atomic watchdog said it was 'deeply concerned' by the possible presence of nuclear material at an undeclared site in Iran.

Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

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Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the military.

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