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Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Iran's covid-19 cases continue to increase as the country grapples with the virus.

Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

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Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

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Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass ...

Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

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Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

In a televised speech, Mustapha Adib said there is 'a need to form a government in record time and to begin implementing reforms immediately'.

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After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while its absent government sits idly by.

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Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the ...

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

Coronavirus to 'get worse before it gets better': Trump

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Coronavirus to 'get worse before it gets better': Trump

Trump urged Americans to wear face masks to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus, which has left more than 141,000 ...

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Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

The glitzy emirate hosts dozens of conventions every year but for months the virus forced the lucrative sector to move from conference halls to ...

Trump wears <em>mask</em> in public for first time

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Trump wears mask in public for first time

It was the first time the president is seen in public wearing the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution ...

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

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Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Indonesian politician Mohammad Suhaili Fadhil Thohir said the policy was purely for 'COVID-19 prevention' and not 'based on radical teachings or ...

Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

A Lebanese businessman who was convicted for laundering money to Hezbollah returned to his home country after his early release.

US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

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US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

The United States has formally withdrawn from the World Health Organization amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the ...

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Fauci warns US is 'knee-deep' in coronavirus wave

The United States is still "knee-deep" in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country's top infectious diseases expert said Monday.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Ella Linskens

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

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Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

Iraq virus spike risks pushing doctors over the edge

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Iraq virus spike risks pushing doctors over the edge

The country's overall death toll is heading towards 2,000, with official daily fatalities starting to top 100 in the past week - and doctors ...

George Floyd murder trial set for next year

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George Floyd murder trial set for next year

A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd.

Covid-19 death toll hits half a million worldwide

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Covid-19 death toll hits half a million worldwide

More than half a million people have died in the coronavirus pandemic as bars in Los Angeles were ordered to close again due to surging cases in ...

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