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Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Turkey, which recorded its highest daily Covid tally on Saturday.

Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

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Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

Tens of thousands have fled conflict between Ethiopian government and Tigray forces this month.

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US election uncertainty threatens 'human rights crisis': Amnesty

The human rights watchdog, which usually comments on votes in non-democratic states, delivered a rare statement on the United States' presidential election.

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

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Iran cut internet access to conceal protest killings: Amnesty

Amnesty said Iran deliberately cut internet access to hide November 2019 killings of protestors and called for a probe by the UN Human Rights ...

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Turkey's Covid-19 deaths back up to April levels

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Turkey's Covid-19 deaths back up to April levels

Turkey has been under criticism for only releasing the number of symptomatic cases in its figures since late July and the total number of ...

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Iran passes grim milestone of 40,000 deaths from coronavirus

But the government has resisted shutting down the country, desperate to salvage an economy cratered by unprecedented American sanctions that ...

Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

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Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

Smokers in Turkey have been routinely violating the mask rule which has been in effect for several months.

Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

Turkey imposes new coronavirus restrictions on elderly in Ankara

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Turkey imposes new coronavirus restrictions on elderly in Ankara

Residents over the age of 65 are only allowed to leave their homes between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

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Russian peacekeepers head to Nagorno-Karabakh after peace deal

The Moscow-brokered agreement came after a string of Azerbaijani victories in its fight to retake the ethnic Armenian enclave.

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Russian military helicopter shot down in Armenia, two dead

Two crew members onboard a Russian military helicopter were killed when it was shot down near the border with Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijan says has taken key Karabakh town of Shusha

The capture of Shusha would be a major victory for Azerbaijan six weeks after new fighting erupted over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned 'radical Islamism' amid a spate in extremist attacks and threats against public figures.

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Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

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Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

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'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Some 91 hours after the deadly earthquake struck Turkey's Izmir, a three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble.

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

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Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The attacks were carried out in six different locations by "several suspects armed with rifles", the police said.

Turkey quake <em>death</em> <em>toll</em> rises to 100

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Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

Rescue workers in Izmir province are continuing to search tirelessly for survivors, while 147 are still in hospital.

Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

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Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

Northwest Syria has seen an surge in Covid-19 cases which is concerning health workers and NGOs.

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