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Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sent to hospital after going on hunger strike for 40 days to demand the release of political prisoners, has been sent back to prison

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday raised ocncern over the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

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Lebanon mulls fifth lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Figures from the health ministry brought Lebanon's total tally since February to 29,987 Covid-19 cases, including 307 deaths.

Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Lebanon: over 1000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

Lebanon said it confirmed 1,006 new novel coronavirus cases and 11 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, in a new record for the crisis-hit ...

Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5

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Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5

Saudi civilians were rushed to hospital after suffering "minor injuries" from a projectile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels, state media ...

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Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted civilians.

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Dozens of Taliban killed in Afghan air strikes: ministry

The Taliban claimed the strike had killed nearly two dozen civilians including women and children.

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Jailed Iranian rights lawyer hospitalised amid hunger strike

Nasrin Sotoudeh was transferred to a hospital in north Tehran from the notorious Evin Prison on Saturday.

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Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

Gunmen kill three Palestinians 'metres from Israeli checkpoint'

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Gunmen kill three Palestinians 'metres from Israeli checkpoint'

Two women and one man were shot dead by a group of four unknown assailants just metres from the Container checkpoint near Bethlehem.

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ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe

The ICC has dismissed an appeal against a decision to not probe Israel over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

Libya east government head hands in resignation after protests

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Libya east government head hands in resignation after protests

The head of Libya's parallel government installed in the country's east has handed in his resignation following street protests against ...

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

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Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

Mycetoma disease, which leaves almost 60 percent of its victims with deformed limbs, acts as a life sentence for workers depending on manual ...

Libyan protestors torch eastern government offices

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Libyan protestors torch eastern government offices

Protests began late on Thursday in Benghazi in the east, as anger boiled at regular power cuts, cash shortages and high fuel prices.

Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

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Coronavirus kills businessman uncle of Syria's Assad

Mohamed Makhlouf, one of the most prominent Syrian businessmen during the 1970s and 1980s, was taken to hospital in the capital ...

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

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Yemen protesters demand justice for worker 'killed by employers'

Abdullah al-Aghbary was killed by his employers just one week after starting his job at a mobile phone shop, reports confirmed, in a murder case ...

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Pro-reform Iranian religious leader dies aged 83

Ayatollah Yousef Saanei died in a hospital in the holy city of Qom after being hospitalized for two days with a broken hip and wrist.

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Heavy rains kill six in Tunisia

Three children are among six killed in six days of heavy rains across Tunisia

Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

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'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents ...

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.

Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

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Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

Israel's Sheba Medical Center will ink a deal with UAE's APEX National Investment to develop a range of health technology, and said more deals ...

Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

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Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Three people were killed and seven injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

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