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Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data still lacking, community-based activities are filling the gap.

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

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Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

Videos have emerged showing an alleged oxygen shortage in Egypt's hospitals.

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WHO experts to arrive in Wuhan for Covid-19 probe

The World Health Organization team will leave from Singapore and fly straight to Wuhan, the central city where the first cluster of cases was detected in December 2019.

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

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Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

Hala Zayed sparked uproar after images and video footage shared online showed her at a wedding in a crowded hall during the ongoing coronavirus ...

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

Egypt probes Covid-19 deaths due to 'lack of oxygen'

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Egypt probes Covid-19 deaths due to 'lack of oxygen'

A video, confirmed by the regional prosecutor's office, shows patients in a ward at Al-Husseiniya hospital, with a voice heard saying "everyone ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

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Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, 85, was under medical care and hospitalised days ago due to a "digestive disease" at a Tehran ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Algeria to roll out Russian Covid vaccine in January

The country had signed a "mutual agreement with a Russian laboratory for acquisition of the coronavirus vaccine from January".

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AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid vaccine approved for use in UK

AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, with a mass rollout expected on January 4.

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Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

Jordan jailed Jamal Haddad last week with calls for the journalist's release.

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Revolt Against the Sun: When the political is personal

Book Club: Nazik al-Mala'ika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. Revolt Against the Sun presents her key works in ...

Jordan to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses

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Jordan to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses

Jordanian Health Minister Nazir Obeidat told state media that the country aimed to innoculate over 20 percent of 11 million-strong population, ...

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Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and ...

Turkish official says CoronaVac vaccine 91.25% effective

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Turkish official says CoronaVac vaccine 91.25% effective

The results are the first to be announced for Sinovac's experimental vaccine, of which Turkey has secured 50 million doses, Health Minister ...

New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

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New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

Both Bangladesh and Israel this week announced that the new coronavirus variant from the UK has hit their countries.

Biden to receive Covid vaccine, Trump remains on sidelines

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Biden to receive Covid vaccine, Trump remains on sidelines

Trump is now one of the only senior-most US officials who has not received the first of two vaccination shots.

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