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Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

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Fifteen Syrian refugees in Lebanon test positive for coronavirus

Fifteen cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among Syrian refugees living in the same building in Majdal Anjar, in eastern Lebanon.

Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

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Qatar coronavirus contact-tracing app 'fixed' to address privacy concerns

Upgrade comes after Amnesty International discovered security risks with a Covid-19 tracing app

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

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Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

Algeria has continued the use of a drug whose use for Covid-19 treatment has been suspended by the World Health Organisation.

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Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations

Qatar Airways has decided to resume flights to dozens of countries in the next few weeks despite Covid-19 still being a problem in some parts of ...

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Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

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After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, usually visited by 150,000 people daily, is looking to reopen on 1 June after being shuttered for over two months due ...

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Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

Turkey nears end of latest lockdown

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Turkey nears end of latest lockdown

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to ease restrictions and announce new policies later this week.

Iran reopens restaurants as virus claims 57 more lives

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Iran reopens restaurants as virus claims 57 more lives

Iran's deputy health minister called on restaurants to ensure two-metre social distancing, a measure he said would reduce client ...

American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

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American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

A Muslim rights group is demanding answers over the shooting of a Sudanese-American man who displayed signs of mental illness.

Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of ...

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he was caught leading congregational Eid prayers.

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WATCH: Egyptian family abduct corpse of victim from hospital

A video that emerged online shows the moment an Egyptian family attempted to kidnap the body of a relative who had died from Covid-19.

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

Saudi Arabia said it is moving toward a 'post-lockdown normal'.

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

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China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

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UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and ...

WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

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WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization had "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 ...

Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried ...

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