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Iran, one of the world's worst-hit countries by the coronavirus epidemic, has announced compulsory mask measures amid a fresh spike in cases.

Tunisia announced it would soon reopen its borders as the number of new coronavirus cases dwindle.

China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

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China reports 57 coronavirus cases as Beijing cluster grows

Dozens of new coronavirus cases were reported in China on Sunday.

Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

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Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric against the WHO a month after cutting funding for the international health body.

Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

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Beijing vows to shield firms from sanctions over Xinjiang

Beijing has accused Washington of 'meddling' in Chinese affairs.

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WHO reports record coronavirus cases,Trump mulls in-person G7

Trump is considering hosting an in-person G7 summit at Camp David despite coronavirus cases reaching a record high.

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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US Senate threatens sanctions on China over Covid-19 accounting

US senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would empower President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on China over the coronavirus outbreak.

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

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WHO: no proof from US on Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support "speculative" claims by the US president that the ...

US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

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US lawmaker launches bill to sue China over coronavirus

A pro-Trump lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow those who have contracted coronavirus to sue China, echoing the president's xenophobic ...

Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

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Malaysian robots to protect health workers from coronavirus exposure

Robots inspired by China's bot medics will help Malaysia's medical staff keep a safe distance from coronavirus patients.

Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

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Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

One-way traffic into the coastal enclave through the Rafah crossing would be allowed for the coming four days, Gaza's interior ministry said on ...

Iran vows to protect people from coronavirus economic impact

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Iran vows to protect people from coronavirus economic impact

Iran's objective is to protect 'the health and lives of the population from the coronavirus and its economic and social consequences', the ...

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Three Turkish prisoners die of coronavirus

As Turkish lawmakers continue debating a draft law to release 90,000 inmates from overcrowded prisons, three prisoners were confirmed dead on Monday.

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Morocco arrests thousands for breaching emergency coronavirus rules

More than 28,000 people have been arrested in Morocco since measures were imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

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Riyadh splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels' amid coronavirus outbreak

Saudi Arabia is splurging millions of dollars to quarantine thousands of overseas travellers and those exposed to infected people in otherwise ...

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

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Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

Each year, INSAF helps over 500 young women who have fallen pregnant out of wedlock - viewed as a "sin" by a society marked by religious ...

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Trump promises 'announcement' on US funding to WHO

US President Donald Trump will make an announcement on US funding to the WHO after threats to cut funding.

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Are religious groups undermining Pakistan's fight against Covid-19?

A large gathering held last month by the Tablighi Jamaat movement, together with lockdown violations by clerics and government incompetence, are ...

Somalia reports first coronavirus death

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Somalia reports first coronavirus death

A 52-year old man became the first man to die in war-torn Somalia, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

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