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The 84-year-old pope will make his first visit to the country despite being in to coronavirus age risk group.

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

Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's bridge-building efforts with the Muslim world.

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental <em>health</em> crisis

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In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya ...

Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

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Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

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US tops 500,000 virus deaths

The Covid-19 death toll in the US all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

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Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

The UK foreign secretary will call for a ceasefire in all war zones to allow for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Lebanon receives first 28,500 Covid vaccines

Lebanon received 28,500 doses of the much-anticipated Covid vaccine on Saturday, just a day ahead of the launch of an inoculation ...

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

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Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

Tens of thousands rally to protest Myanmar coup

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Tens of thousands rally to protest Myanmar coup

Yangoon residents have massively taken the streets to request the return of their elected leaders, Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, arrested by ...

Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

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Myanmar anti-coup protests grow as army broadens internet crackdown

The army is being criticised by human rights activists as the military coup is denounced by civilians who have taken to protesting.

Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

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Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

Myanmar has restricted Twitter in an effort to stifle dissent days after the military coup.

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

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WHO team visits Chinese virus lab in Wuhan

WHO inspectors visited a laboratory in China's Wuhan city at the heart of a controversial theory that it could have been the source of the ...

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US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

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Wuhan next-of-kin say China silencing them as WHO visits

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

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

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Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a ...

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Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

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

UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

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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.

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

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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 ...

France's Macron welcomes Biden back to Paris climate accord

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France's Macron welcomes Biden back to Paris climate accord

French President Emmanuel Macron praised new US President Joe Biden's decision to return to the Paris climate accord.

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