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Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

Lebanon said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit country.

WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first anniversary of last year's demonstrations against presidential corruption.

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

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Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas ...

Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

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Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

Jordan has seen a new wave of coronavirus cases leading authorities to respond.

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel curbs were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

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Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

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Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Morocco has extended a state of emergency until next month as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply in the North African country

Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

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Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

Cases of Covid-19 in Gaza skyrocketed, with rights groups fearing the pandemic is spreading at a dangerous rate.

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Jordan to reopen main airport following six-month coronavirus shutdown

The Jordanian Information Minister has announced the reopening of Queen Alia International Airport from September 8, after it was shut down over ...

Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

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Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga will face an investigation over ‘violations’ committed against protesters.

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

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Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Malia Bouattia

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Comment: As Israel confidently strikes Gaza with little international coverage or outrage, our responsibility is to apply pressure on complicit ...

Amnesty urges release of abducted Libyan protesters

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Amnesty urges release of abducted Libyan protesters

Amnesty International called for the release of at least six protesters abducted during a demonstration in Libya's capital Tripoli.

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Father of police shooting victim Jacob Blake recites Quran

A clip of the father of Wisconsin man Jacob Blake reciting part of the Quran has gone viral.

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Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The incident was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ...

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Lebanon service sector says will rebel against lockdown

A Lebanese service industry syndicate head has said the industry will ignore a government-imposed lockdown.

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Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

Authorities in Gaza immediately imposed a lockdown, prompting locals to make a rush for supplies in supermarkets.

Lebanon sees coronavirus cases nearly tripling since Beirut blast

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Lebanon sees coronavirus cases nearly tripling since Beirut blast

A spike in cases has led authorities to impose a stringent two-week partial lockdown, warning that some hospitals treating Covid-19 patients ...

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Local coronavirus outbreak sparks fears for Rohingya camps

The embattled Rohingya Muslim minority expressed fears over a virus outbreak at refugee camps in Myanmar on Sunday, according to reports.

Iraqi coronavirus cases top 200,000

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Iraqi coronavirus cases top 200,000

According to the Iraqi health ministry, 201,050 Iraqis have contracted the virus, including 6,353 who have died.

Tunisia reimposes <em>curfew</em> in virus hotspot

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Tunisia reimposes curfew in virus hotspot

The North African country has registered a total of 2,543 cases and 63 fatalities since the start of the outbreak.

After port disaster, Lebanon braces for coronavirus lockdown

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After port disaster, Lebanon braces for coronavirus lockdown

Lebanon is set for another lockdown due to covid-19 following the deadly explosion at Beirut port.

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