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25 people have been killed during ethnic group clashes in Port Sudan.

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.

Sudan imposes <em>curfew</em> after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its ...

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India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials said.

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Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ...

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Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

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Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise ...

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

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Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Book Club: Sahar Khalifeh's novel is a groundbreaking exploration of freedom, identity and nationhood, told through the experiences of ...

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

New coronavirus lockdown another financial burden for Palestinians

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New coronavirus lockdown another financial burden for Palestinians

Palestinians have been hit with another lockdown, as Covid-19 cases spike.

Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus <em>curfew</em>

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Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday imposed a night-time and weekend curfew on the occupied West Bank for the coming 14 days to try and ...

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King Abdullah: Jordan has brought coronavirus "under control"

Jordan's King Abdullah II said Sunday that his country had successfully brought the novel coronavirus "under control" and that it was time to focus on restarting the economy.

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Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

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Iraqi MP dies of virus as cases jump 600%

After seeing a relatively slow spread in the first five months of 2020, cases spiked 600 percent in June alone, according to the International ...

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Kuwait general reserves plummet by third after coronavirus lockdowns

Low oil prices and coronavirus lockdowns have forced the Kuwaiti government to tap into reserves.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

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Saudi Arabia, UAE see spike in coronavirus cases

After easing coronavirus measures last month, the two Gulf countries saw a spike in daily Covid-19 infections.

Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

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Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

The latest incident follows a similar fire which swept through a coronavirus isolation ward in the capital, Cairo, last month.

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