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Israel deployed additional troops to Gaza's border Thursday as violence against Palestinians escalated, including a lynching by Israeli settlers.

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

Tunisia begins week of strict coronavirus measures

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Tunisia begins week of strict coronavirus measures

Mosques, markets and non-essential shops will be closed and gatherings and celebrations banned, as the country battles with a severe Covid-19 surge.

Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

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Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

Tunisia orders lockdown amid 'worst' ever health crisis

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Tunisia orders lockdown amid 'worst' ever health crisis

Announcing a partial lockdown for the week-long Eid al-Fitr holiday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said the North African country was enduring ...

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In France, Ramadan marks temporary respite for Muslims

As a draconic Muslim-targeted legislation is passed in France on the eve of Ramadan, Florence Massena finds out the sentiments of French Muslims and what may lie ahead.

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Sudanese forces crush Darfur sit-in protest, killing woman

The Sudan Liberation Movement has condemned Sudanese forces for violently dispersing a sit-in protest by displaced people calling for the ...

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Gaza's hospitals pushed to limit as Covid cases soar

Gaza's main coronavirus treatment facility, located in Khan Yunis, cautions that oxygen supplies are being depleted fast.

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Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

Oman's Dhofar governorate has entered a partial lockdown in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

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Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

The Gaza Strip lost 23 people in 24 hours due to Covid-19, its highest toll since the beginning of the pandemic.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Comment: Once again, a campaign to pin blame on the victim, and more specifically, the Black victim, was the essential first step towards ...

Kurds impose 10-day <em>curfew</em> in NE Syria

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Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

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Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

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Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

Turkey, which is battling a third peak, will have evening curfews go into effect nationally at 7:00pm and stay in place until Ramadan ...

Minneapolis authorities condemned for imposing <em>curfew</em> as Ramadan starts

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Minneapolis authorities condemned for imposing curfew as Ramadan starts

The city's authorities, who imposed a curfew extending to multiple counties, have been condemned for failing to immediately issue a ...

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US police murdering Black father sparks fresh Minneapolis protests

A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early Monday after US police fatally shot Daunte Wright, a young unarmed Black man, sparking protests.

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Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Tunisia tightens anti-Covid measures

Tunisia announced additional restrictions to curb Covid-19 amid a rise in infections.

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Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

Fresh graves are being dug to meet demand as Covid-19 related deaths spike in the war-torn nation.

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

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Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

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Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Covid-19 cases in Oman have been rising despite a vaccination campaign that began in December.

Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

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Search for survivors of Bangladesh ferry disaster called off

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

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Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait

Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

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