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The wife and children of Basem Enany, an Egyptian cardiologist hospitalised with Covid-19, could be forced to leave the UK when his work visa expires in December.

Jinan Samara and Abdel Karim Mukhader had planned to wed nearly two decades ago but are finally getting the chance to tie the knot after the groom's release from prison.

Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

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Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

Birth rates in Muslim-majority Xinjiang have decreased in what critics are calling the outcome of a government-led forced sterilisation of Uighur women.

First doctor in Turkish-held Syria  dies from Covid-19

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First doctor in Turkish-held Syria dies from Covid-19

Activists have reported the first medical worker in Turkish-held Syria to die from Covid-19.

Israel's Netanyahu admits police cover-up in Bedouin teacher's killing

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Israel's Netanyahu admits police cover-up in Bedouin teacher's killing

The Israeli premier has apologised to the family of Yacoub Abu Al-Qiyan, saying police falsely smeared the teacher as a 'terrorist'.

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Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Egypt is trialling a plasma treatment to find a potential cure for the deadly coronavirus.

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Bomber's brother gets 55 years for Manchester concert attack

The judge said that had the younger brother been over age 21 at the time of the explosion, he would have been given a "whole-life term."

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China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

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Deadly Beirut blast prompts new exodus from Lebanon

Following the deadly blast in Beirut that happened two weeks ago, many families are looking to leave Lebanon, saying they no longer feel safe in ...

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

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Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Egypt's ministry of antiquities defended the destruction of the cemetery last month and said "there was no destruction of monuments".

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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, <em>family</em> says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 ...

Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

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Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

Algeria's president called for legislation to protect health workers after an increase in attacks as the country experiences a spate of ...

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

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Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus

Despite plans to return an estimated 200,000 people to the UAE, the rules remain unclear, and many have had their applications rejected.

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Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

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Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

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Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

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Lebanese activist Kinda el-Khatib accused of 'spying for Israel'

Another activist has been arrested by Lebanese authorities and accused of conspiring with Israel, as the country cracks down on free speech

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

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A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing to Russian ...

Iran ends state-backed contraception in bid to boost population

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Iran ends state-backed contraception in bid to boost population

Iran's government will no longer provide contraception or vasectomies, in a bid to force citizens to have more children and combat falling birth ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Turkey continue to ease restrictions, Iran sends aid to Venezuela and another UAE cargo plane lands in Israel without ...

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