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A pregnant Palestinian woman was found dead in her home, in the latest case of domestic abuse in the occupied West Bank.

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further sidelining the Palestinian Authority, writes Sarah Daoud.

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri.

UN tries to sort out hazardous Beirut blast waste

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UN tries to sort out hazardous Beirut blast waste

The United Nations Development Programme said it also wanted to find out how much the August 4 blast in the Lebanese capital may have polluted ...

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

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Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

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Coronavirus costs half of migrants in Tunisia their jobs

Migrants in Tunisia are losing their jobs as a result of lockdown measures imposed due to coronavirus, and although the measures are being ...

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Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have set up their first hospital specializing in treating coronavirus patients, following the death of ...

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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 ...

Coronavirus fears prompt worries about migrant workers in Tunisia

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Coronavirus fears prompt worries about migrant workers in Tunisia

Thousands of migrant workers in Tunisia are vulnerable due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report shows.

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Tunisia's health minister breaks down over coronavirus on TV

Tunisia's health minister broke down in tears 'of strength' over the public's inability to adhere to the government's coronavirus measures.

Tunisia warns coronavirus lockdown violators could face manslaughter charges

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Tunisia warns coronavirus lockdown violators could face manslaughter charges

The Tunisian interior minister has warned that people violating movement restrictions imposed due to coronavirus could be charged with ...

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

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Thousands of Jordanians leave hotel quarantine

Security forces were seen handing out flowers to those leaving the hotel, where they were quarantined for 14 days.

Baytna Baytak: Heart-warming initiative houses Lebanon's medics for free

Sarah Khalil

Baytna Baytak: Heart-warming initiative houses Lebanon's medics for free

The Baytna Baytak, "Our house is your house", is a project helping dozens of Lebanese medics find free accommodation to allow them to ...

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Iraq on total lockdown until March 28 over virus

Most of Iraq's 18 provinces had so far imposed their own local curfews but the new measures would include the whole of the country.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Gaza authorities confirm first two COVID-19 cases, Iraq goes on nation-wide lockdown, Turkey gets serious with the elderly and the UAE bans ...

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Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions ...

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Iraq's Shia defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

There are worries coronavirus will spread further in Iraq as pilgrims flout distancing guidelines and attend the commemoration of a revered imam ...

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Comment: The main victims of Sisi's efforts to obscure the truth will be the poorest Egyptians, writes Sam Hamad.

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New case of coronavirus found in Bethlehem

A new case of coronavirus has been found in the holy city of Bethlehem as the deadly virus continues to spread.

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

Narjas Zatat

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

As the coronavirus sweeps across the Middle East, Arab countries are scrambling to contain it.

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Narjas Zatat

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Arab countries have taken extreme measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

Sabena Siddiqui

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased temperatures will ...

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