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"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back to a sustainable trajectory."

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to overwhelm hospitals.

Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

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Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

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12 murdered in Syria camp in two weeks: UN

Twelve murders took place in just over two weeks at a displaced camp in northeast Syria.

Lebanon extends total lockdown by two weeks

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Lebanon extends total lockdown by two weeks

Lebanon decided to prolong its total lockdown by two weeks.

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Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies ...

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Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

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Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their ...

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Melania Trump says goodbye: be passionate, but not violent

First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer".

Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

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Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against ...

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other ...

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

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Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

At least 46 people were killed when an earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday.

Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

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Migrants in Bosnia sleeping rough face up to winter

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

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Renewed protests in Nasiriyah demand release of detained activists

Protesters gathered in Nasiriyah and called on the Iraqi government to release detainees and end the abuses suffered by activists.

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Scottish court upholds Lockerbie bomber's conviction

The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed ...

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Scottish judges to rule on posthumous Lockerbie appeal

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his ...

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

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Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being ...

Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

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Amnesty seeks probe into civilian deaths in Karabakh conflict

Amnesty International urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to probe into civilian casualties during the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh ...

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