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Hundreds gathered near the heavily-guarded parliament on Tuesday, as lawmakers held a debate inside on a list of new ministers for key government portfolios.

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population, but the programme has been snagged by major controversies regarding data sharing and the neglect of Palestinians in the West Bank.

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.

Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

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Iran finds loophole in vaccine ban with Swedish import

Iran has reportedly found 'a way around' an official ban on US and British-made Covid-19 vaccines.

Tunisia foreign minister tests positive for coronavirus

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Tunisia foreign minister tests positive for coronavirus

Tunisia's Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi is the latest high-profile victim of Covid-19

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114 million workers lost their jobs due to pandemic

An unprecedented number of people have been left unemployed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organisation said in a report.

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New anti-government protests after wounded Tunisian dies

Protesters clashed with police in the central Tunisian town of Sbeitla, after a young man hit by a teargas canister during clashes last week ...

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's ...

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Israel arrests 10 as ultra-Orthodox Jews protest lockdown

Israeli police have arrested 10 people amid violent protests in ultra-Orthodox areas against coronavirus lockdown measures

Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

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Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

Restaurants in Dubai have begun to offer a controversial discount to customers who show proof that they are vaccinated against coronavirus

Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

Saudi Arabia loses 250,000 expat workers in three months

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Saudi Arabia loses 250,000 expat workers in three months

The Saudi General Authority for Statistics revealed more than 250,000 foreign workers left the kingdom in a period of three months.

Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

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Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

Israel announced a week-long ban on most incoming and outgoing flights in a bid to slow the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

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Biden to reinstate Covid travel bans

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe.

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Israel opens embassy in UAE: foreign ministry

Israel opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, its foreign ministry said.

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UN: Over half of Syria's children deprived of education

More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children's agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ...

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Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox protesters clash over schools

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox protesters over the opening of religious schools despite coronavirus lockdown orders.

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

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Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

A doctor and nurse became the first in Egypt to receive the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab on Sunday

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

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Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a month

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

Egypt to start <em>Covid</em>-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates ...

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