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The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds such a measure would deepen inequities.

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links to the conflict, writes Mansour Omari.

Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

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Lebanese doctor's drive to curb Covid with sniffer dogs

Dogs are being used to sniff out Covid-19 infections at airports in Dubai, Helsinki and Syndey.

UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

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WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators ...

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Joy as megaship refloated, Suez Canal traffic resumes

After six days stuck, blocking the Suez canal, the cargo ship MV Ever Given was eventually freed and the canal reopened to traffic.

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WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of Covid-19 listed four possible scenarios, the most likely being the transmission of the virus from bats ...

Ever Given, blocking Suez, partially turned 'in right direction'

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Ever Given, blocking Suez, partially turned 'in right direction'

The cargo ship Ever Given, that has been blocking the Suez canal since Tuesday, has turned 80 percent in the right direction.

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Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

Hope rose that salvage efforts could free a mammoth container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade ...

Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

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Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could've been blocked due to human and technical error.

France insists 'no ban' on halal slaughter

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France insists 'no ban' on halal slaughter

The Agriculture Ministry clarified it has not passed any prohibitions of religious slaughter.

Saudi Arabia rescues dozens of beached dolphins

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Saudi Arabia rescues dozens of beached dolphins

Over 40 dolphins have been rescued in northwest Saudi Arabia.

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

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Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

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Coronavirus origins report postponed, likely due next week: WHO

An international expert team that visited China to investigate the origins of Covid-19 has postponed publishing their report.

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Kyrgyzstan repatriates children of militants in Iraq

Dozens of children were returned to Kyrgyzstan from Iraq in its first major repatriation of citizens.

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Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in the ...

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West Bank refuge welcomes unfancied donkeys

A sanctuary in the West Bank is providing care to donkeys that have failed to sell at markets in Nablus.

Sudanese plane makes emergency landing after cat attacks pilot

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Sudanese plane makes emergency landing after cat attacks pilot

The feline stowaway attacked the plane's captain just half an hour into the flight, according to a local media report.

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Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

The woman has been told that she must remain in Greece, where she will face trial.

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

Sophia Akram

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 refugees in ...

Israel bans seafood sales after devastating Mediterranean oil spill

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Israel bans seafood sales after devastating Mediterranean oil spill

Fish and other marine life have been barred from sale for consumption until further notice.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

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