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Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

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Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

Fifteen cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among Syrian refugees living in the same building in Majdal Anjar, in eastern Lebanon.

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

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BAME people fined more under UK coronavirus laws

BAME people in England received 22 percent of the coronavirus lockdown fines despite making up only 15.5 percent of the population.

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Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

Algeria has continued the use of a drug whose use for Covid-19 treatment has been suspended by the World Health Organisation.

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which ...

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Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

Black man dies after US officer kneels on neck

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Black man dies after US officer kneels on neck

A black man has died in Minneapolis police custody after an officer was video recorded kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that ...

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Turkey nears end of latest lockdown

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to ease restrictions and announce new policies later this week.

Iran reopens restaurants as virus claims 57 more lives

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Iran reopens restaurants as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran's deputy health minister called on restaurants to ensure two-metre social distancing, a measure he said would reduce client numbers by 50 ...

Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he ...

Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

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Airbus experts probe fatal plane crash in Pakistan

Pakistani aviation authorities have shared their initial findings with the visiting 11-member team from the European plane maker.

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WATCH: Egyptian family abduct corpse of victim from hospital

A video that emerged online shows the moment an Egyptian family attempted to kidnap the body of a relative who had died from Covid-19.

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Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

Saudi Arabia said it is moving toward a 'post-lockdown normal'.

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

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UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and ...

Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission ...

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Palestinian Authority ends West Bank coronavirus lockdown

The Ramallah-based PA has ended the lockdown early amid a decline in new cases.

Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

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Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the spread ...

Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus <em>deaths</em>

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Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus deaths

Cemetery workers in Yemen's Aden say there have been five times the normal amount of burials as medics and international organisations warn of a ...

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

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