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The United Arab Emirates is in contact with Denmark to "clarify the details" after the latter suspended flights over coronavirus concerns, Abu Dhabi said.

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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.

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.

UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

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UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

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UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

The Birmingham mosque is the first in the country to serve as a vaccination centre.

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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.

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Lebanon extends virus lockdown

With the infection rate continuing to rise and hospitals reaching maximum capacity, Lebanon has decided to extend its nationwide lockdown.

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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 ...

Turkey vaccinates one million people in first week

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Turkey vaccinates one million people in first week

Turkey has confronted the covid-19 crisis by vaccinating one million people in just one week.

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

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The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

Emirates, Etihad to pilot <em>virus</em> 'travel pass'

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Emirates, Etihad to pilot virus 'travel pass'

Emirates and Etihad said they would be among the first companies to test an application that allows pre-travel verification of coronavirus tests ...

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the ...

Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

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Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus ...

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Lebanon doctors urge lockdown extension

Lebanon's top medics dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have urged an extension of the lockdown, which will last until the last week of January.

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Trump to leave with historic low approval rating

Trump will leave the White House this week with the lowest approval rating of his presidency, with just 34 percent of Americans supporting the ...

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Saudi reports sharp drop in executions in 2020

The Saudi government's Human Rights Commission (HRC) said it documented 27 executions in 2020, an 85 percent decrease from the previous year.

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Fauci: Biden's 100 million vaccinations in 100 days feasible

Joe Biden's goal of seeing 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine injected within his first 100 days in office is "absolutely" achievable, top ...

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi says vaccine ‘can turn people gay’

An ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi told his followers the Covid-19 vaccine is a global conspiracy to “establish a new world order” and "turn people ...

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Lebanon signs with Pfizer for 2.1 million vaccine doses

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 ...

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

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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.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

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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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