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Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

Turkey, which is battling a third peak, will have evening curfews go into effect nationally at 7:00pm and stay in place until Ramadan celebrations end in mid-May.

Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

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Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

Tehran, which is a majority Shia country, has announced that it will commence Ramadan on Wednesday.

Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

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Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

An Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a cafe in the Somali town of Baido, 250 kilometres northwest of the ...

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

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Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

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Iran's new Covid cases soar to four-month high

Iran's coronavirus woes continue to mount as it deals with a resurgence of the pandemic being felt across the region.

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Tribal clashes in Sudan's Darfur kill 18: medics

More bloodshed occurred over the weekend in intercommunal strife which often sees nomadic Arab pastoralists pitted against settled non-Arab ...

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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.

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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.

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

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Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

Iran's foreign ministry said it is time for UK authorities to show they cared about 'their own people and excessive police violence'.

Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

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Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

Strong wind 'not main reason' for Suez ship grounding

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Strong wind 'not main reason' for Suez ship grounding

The head of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie, has ruled out strong wind as the main cause for the grounding of the giant Ever Given ...

137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

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137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

More than 200 people have been killed in the Mali-Niger border region in just over a week.

Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

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WHO insists AstraZeneca vaccine 'safe' amid setbacks

Several countries suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears, but the World Health Organisation said it's still safe to use.

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The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

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Iran's virus deaths cross 60,000 mark

Iran passed over the 60,000 fatalities caused by coronavirus, as the country is in the midst of the Middle East's worst outbreak of the ...

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

Three people killed in clashes in southeast Iran: Lawmaker

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Three people killed in clashes in southeast Iran: Lawmaker

Clashes on the border of Iran and Pakistan have left three people dead and put another eight in hospital.

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Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

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Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

Syria has authorised the use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

Fighting fears of vaccines high up in Turkey's mountains

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Fighting fears of vaccines high up in Turkey's mountains

Turkish doctors working to vaccinate citizens for the coronavirus are coming up against fears and refusals.

Covid claims 100,000 lives in Mideast: AFP tally

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Covid claims 100,000 lives in Mideast: AFP tally

Over the last seven days, the number of new daily cases detected in the Middle East has risen slightly to an average of 25,114 per day.

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