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Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly leading their communities out of the pandemic.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are deepening between countries.

Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

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Moroccan teacher 'sex assault' victim charged: lawyer

Moroccan teachers have been charged after accusing security forces of sexual assault at a protest in the capital.

Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

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Qatar reimposes lockdown after coronavirus surge

Qatar reimposed lockdown measures in an effort to contain surging coronavirus cases.

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

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Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Libya is expected to start vaccinating its population as the first 100,000 doses arrived, as hospitals can't handle the pressure of the pandemic.

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

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Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated themselves since ...

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Palestinians receive 100,000 doses of Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The PA is expected to use the latest shipment in its limited vaccination campaign, which covers healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with ...

Moroccan police blocks nurses' march calling for employment rights

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Moroccan police blocks nurses' march calling for employment rights

Nurses want the law to be amended to remove the legislation that stops two-year degree holders to obtain promotions, according to the group’s ...

Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

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Jordan clamps down on Arab Spring anniversary protests

Hundreds have been arrested in Jordan as protestors take to the streets to mark ten years since the Arab Spring uprisings.

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

Humanity's historic test

Carl Bildt

Humanity's historic test

Comment: As tempting as vaccine nationalism may be for policymakers, it is ultimately a self-defeating approach. Leaders should pursue a ...

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Jordanian nurses union complains of foreign hires

Jordanian nurses have complained that foreign nurses are being hired by the private sector, while many remain unemployed in the kingdom.

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Syria sends oxygen aid to Lebanon to fight Covid

Syria has pledged to deliver 75 tonnes of oxygen to Lebanon "immediately" after Beirut's health ministry requested the aid to save ...

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Saudi Aramco reports 30% drop in payments to state

Saudi Arabia's Aramco paid 30 percent less in taxes to the Saudi government than in 2020 amidst a prices crisis on oil mainly due to the ...

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'So bad for you': doctors flee crisis-hit Lebanon

With economic hardships and catastrophes in the midst of a pandemic, doctors in Lebanon are feeling the overwhelming pressure on the ...

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

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'Education first': Kuwaitis campaign for government to reopen schools

Kuwait has kept all students away from educational institutions since March 2020.

Netanyahu eyes vaccine victory as fourth vote approaches

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Netanyahu eyes vaccine victory as fourth vote approaches

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to win the fourth election in under two years thanks to the efficiency of the Israeli vaccination ...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

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Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Lives of Middle East, North Africa youth 'in jeopardy'

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Lives of Middle East, North Africa youth 'in jeopardy'

Many youth in the Middle East and North Africa are struggling a decade since the Arab Spring protests spread across the region.

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