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A funeral cortege joined by hundreds of mourners took the body from a hospital in Ramallah to Mughayir where Ali Ayman Nasr Abu Aliya was buried.

Iran’s supreme court said that it will review the case of three men sentenced to death over their involvement in November 2019 protests which were brutally suppressed by security forces.

Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

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Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

Kuwaitis have begun voting in a parliamentary election overshadowed by coronavirus, with special polling stations allowing infected people to vote, and an absence of campaign events.

Bahrain second nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

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Bahrain second nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use

Bahrain has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech corovavirus vaccine.

Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

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Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US troops from Somalia.

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Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

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Outcry after Tunisian doctor dies in hospital lift accident

Tunisian doctors and medical students are demanding the health minister resign after the death of a resident doctor who fell from a broken ...

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Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

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'Chilling rise' of executions in Egypt, Amnesty warns

Amnesty International has noted an alarming increase in executions in Egypt, and it has prompted calls for an end to the death penalty.

Lebanon extends Covid-19 general mobilisation period until March

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Lebanon extends Covid-19 general mobilisation period until March

Lebanon has extended the general mobilisation period to March 2021 in efforts to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Morocco extends virus emergency for another month

The novel coronavirus has battered Morocco, where daily detected cases are running at above 5,000 per day.

Gaza imposes tighter virus restrictions, extends curfew

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Gaza imposes tighter virus restrictions, extends curfew

Local medical and political sources warned last week of a spike in Covid-19 cases, saying the situation was "out of control".

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

Sudan investigation committee summons military over sit-in massacre

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Sudan investigation committee summons military over sit-in massacre

Military figures, including de-facto ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, have been summoned to testify before an investigation into the killing of ...

Iran surpasses one million Covid-19 <em>cases</em>

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Iran surpasses one million Covid-19 cases

Iran's coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, as the country struggles under the weight of the pandemic and a vaccine appears to ...

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Palestine extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue

Palestine has extended its state of emergency for another 30 days to beat coronavirus.

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Iran lawyer back in prison after temporary release: husband

According to her husband, Nasrin Sotoudeh's health deteriorated badly behind bars.

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Turkey pursuing 'Gulen-linked schools' via US courts: report

Ankara alleges that the schools are being used to fund Gulen, the man accused of being behind Turkey's failed 2016 coup attempt.

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UK first nation to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said the UK certification was a "historic moment in the fight against Covid-19".

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

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Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

Egypt has embarked on an execution spree in recent months, putting scores of people to death.

European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

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European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

The ambassadors said they are 'deeply concerned' about the activists, highlighting the cases of Loujain Al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

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Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

Hamas said Sinwar is in a 'good' condition and working in isolation.

Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

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