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With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

British-Iraqi appointed as UK Covid-19 vaccine minister

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British-Iraqi appointed as UK Covid-19 vaccine minister

Nadhim Zahawi, an Iraqi-born MP of Kurdish origin, will be in charge of the vaccine rollout in the UK.

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

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Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious ...

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Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak, died of Covid-19

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

Scotland's most senior judge said the panel would issue a written opinion 'as soon as it possibly can'.

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

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Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, the country's last democratically elected prime minister, has died from Covid-19.

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

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Jailed Saudi activist’s trial transferred to terrorism court

The trial of jailed Saudi womens’ rights activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been transferred to a court dealing with terrorism cases, her ...

Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

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Hospitals full as second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan

Intensive care units in Pakistani hospitals are nearing capacity, with some patients being turned away, as a new wave of coronavirus takes hold.

Jordanian king opens new coronavirus field hospital

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Jordanian king opens new coronavirus field hospital

Jordan's King Abdullah II has inaugurated a 300-bed military field hospital dedicated to treating coronavirus patients amid a recent increase in ...

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of US state surveillance, argues Mobashra Tazamal.

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

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Russia says Sputnik V virus vaccine 95% effective

Overseas trials of the vaccine are taking place in the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Belarus and other countries.

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Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of ...

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UK minister says 'inshallah' to Christmas carol concerts

The minister's response has left some scratching their heads.

Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as <em>cases</em> surge

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

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AstraZeneca, Oxford say Covid vaccine shows 70% efficacy

A covid-19 vaccine being developed by British drugs group AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has shown an average 70% efficacy.

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

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Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

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