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A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd.

A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died.

Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

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Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

Oman's Dhofar governorate has entered a partial lockdown in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

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Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

The Gaza Strip lost 23 people in 24 hours due to Covid-19, its highest toll since the beginning of the pandemic.

Libya launches public vaccination drive

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Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general ...

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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the population of Kyiv, the capital city Ukraine.

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

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Putin foe Navalny 'sues prison for withholding Quran'

Alexei Navalny alleges that prison officials are refusing to give him the Muslim holy book, whose "deep" study was a "self-improvement" goal he ...

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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

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WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

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Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

The jury at the trial of Derek Chauvin has heard that the pressure on his neck was the cause of death.

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

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Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

Iran announced a new record number of daily coronavirus cases, as the country faces its fourth wave.

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Saudi coalition kills wanted Houthi commander in Yemen’s Marib

Abdul Latif Hammoud, a Houthi commander who had a $5 million bounty on his head was killed by the Saudi-led coalition in Marib.

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Coronavirus surges across Arab world despite vaccine progress

Health authorities across the Arab world are reporting an alarming rise in coronavirus infections as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

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Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Covid was third leading cause of US deaths

New data has shown that Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in the US in 2020, after cancer and heart disease.

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

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Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Jordan warns public as over 600,000 coronavirus cases recorded

Jordan has urged the public be more active in stopping the spread of coronavirus as it records more than 600,000 cases.

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

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Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

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WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators ...

Half of Israelis fully vaccinated, Palestinians lag

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Half of Israelis fully vaccinated, Palestinians lag

Human rights groups and some Democratic US lawmakers have called on Israel to offer vaccines to all Palestinians in the territories under ...

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