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A local dispute has morphed into broader fighting in West Darfur's capital, marking the worst outbreak of violence in the restive region since a peace agreement was signed in October.

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

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Lebanon OKs law to import vaccines

Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

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Charity campaigns for more oxygen in Lebanon hospitals

Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Ghosn meeting with French investigators postponed: lawyers

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Ghosn meeting with French investigators postponed: lawyers

French and Lebanese investigative judges as well as the defence lawyers postponed a meeting with Carlos Ghosn

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Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

Save the Children’s Lebanon director said a total lockdown will increase the suffering of already vulnerable Lebanese families.

Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king ...

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

US Justice Department indicts 15 over Capitol violence

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US Justice Department indicts 15 over Capitol violence

The US Justice Department has indicted 15 people involved in the storming of the Capitol.

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the violence in Washington, writes Imrul Islam.

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Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

Ashli Babbitt, who had served in the United States Air Force, was named by police as the woman killed when protestors stormed the Capitol.

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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Biden calls on pro-Trump mob to 'pull back'

President-elect Joe Biden condemned the mob of Trump supporters that stormed the US Capitol.

Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

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Mob storms US Capitol as Trump accused of 'coup'

The US Capitol was stormed by Donald Trump's supporters following the president's last-ditch effort to overturn his election loss.

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

Lebanon faces new curbs after new year Covid-19 spike

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Lebanon faces new curbs after new year Covid-19 spike

The Lebanese government announced tightened restrictions through January in a bid to contain a spike in novel coronavirus infections threatening ...

Jordan secures 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

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Jordan secures 3 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Jordan saw a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases late last year.

Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

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Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

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