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The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what will come after, writes Carl Bildt.

US reaffirms Saudi 'defence partnership' after Houthi attacks

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US reaffirms Saudi 'defence partnership' after Houthi attacks

Washington reaffirmed its "strategic defence partnership" with Riyadh after increased attacks by Yemeni rebels but the move came in a call from the Pentagon not the White House.

Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

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Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate met with Qatar’s Emir during a two day visit to the Gulf country.

Rare snow brings suffering to Syrian refugee camps

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Rare snow brings suffering to Syrian refugee camps

At least four children living in informal displacement camps in northwestern Syria have died as temperatures dropped below zero.

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US urges settlement halt amid major Israeli expansion plan

The US called on Israel to stop settlement activity as the Jewish National Fund green-lighted a policy allowing it to spend millions on settlement expansion in the West Bank.

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Half of Yemen under-5s face acute malnutrition: UN

The United Nations has warned that millions of children in Yemen are at risk of acute malnutrition as the country continues to suffer with a ...

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Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

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Saudi says intercepted armed drone launched by Yemen rebels

"It was launched systematically and deliberately by the terrorist Huthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the south of the ...

UN inspectors find radioactive traces at Iranian sites

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UN inspectors find radioactive traces at Iranian sites

Iran has previously blocked inspectors from checking sites, raising concerns about its nuclear activities

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UAE drastically cut funding for Palestinian refugee agency: report

Bahrain, another Gulf state that normalised ties with Israel, also reduced its donations to UNRWA.

Iran receives its first batch of foreign coronavirus vaccine

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Iran receives its first batch of foreign coronavirus vaccine

The first batch of 500,000 Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines have arrived in Tehran.

Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

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Iran's president claims big victory to end sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has celebrated a legal victory after the International Court of Justice agreed to hear the case against US sanctions.

IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

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IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a delay to the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine with further hurt the region's economies.

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

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Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

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UN worries about humanitarian situation in Tigray

The United Nations has identified a humanitarian crisis in Tigray.

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Palestinian Authority, Biden administration make first contact

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has contacted Hady Amr - the US government official serving as deputy assistant secretary for ...

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Crisis-hit Lebanon hikes subsidised bread price by a fifth

Caretaker economy minister Raoul Nehme said the price was due to an increase of wheat prices worldwide coupled with the high exchange rate to ...

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

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Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the government.

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Palestinians welcome US intention to reopen liaison office

Palestinian officials have welcomed a statement by the new US administration saying it intends to reopen Palestinian representative offices in ...

Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

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Russia suggests peace conference, US to renew Palestinian ties

Russia has backed a Palestinian proposal for a Middle East conference.

US to restore Palestinian <em>aid</em> under Joe Biden's administration

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US to restore Palestinian aid under Joe Biden's administration

The US will reopen Palestinian diplomatic missions and restore aid to the Palestinian Authority.

Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

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Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

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