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Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

Brent crude, the international standard, surpassed $70 per oil barrel for the first time in over a year following strikes on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia

Lebanese blockade main roads demanding action over plunging pound

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Lebanese blockade main roads demanding action over plunging pound

In Lebanon, the economic situation has deeply worsened and protestors are cutting the country's main roads to ask for political action

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

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Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

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Turkey reopens most restaurants, schools

Turkey on reopened most restaurants for indoor dining and allowed more students to return to school as it rolled back tough coronavirus restrictions.

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Israeli court limits use of spy agency tracking virus

Israel's supreme court decided to forbid the use of a domestic spy agency to track infection cases, saying it constituted a blow to ...

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's ...

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Vatican envoy to Iraq tests positive for coronavirus: officials

The Vatican's ambassador to Iraq Mitja Leskovar has been travelling across the country in recent weeks to prepare for the pope's ambitious visit.

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.

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Sudanese official hints at reneging on Israel normalisation deal

Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman, a member of Sudan’s ruling council, said normalisation with Israel needed to be discussed again in the context of a ...

One-third of US military refusing Covid vaccine: Pentagon

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One-third of US military refusing Covid vaccine: Pentagon

US military employees are declining the Covid-19 vaccine, even as the virus continues to spread.

Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

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Israel to skip Emirati arms fair over 'coronavirus restrictions'

It would have marked the first time Israel participated in the IDEX arms fair, a result of last year's US-brokered deal to normalise ties ...

Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

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Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

As the travel industry collapsed worlwide, Dubai International Airport, which saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019, became a ghost-town of ...

Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine 94 percent effective

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Israeli study shows Pfizer vaccine 94 percent effective

Israel's largest healthcare provider said a study of more than half a million fully vaccinated Israelis indicated the Pfizer/BioNTech jab gave ...

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Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

Saudi Arabia has extended Covid-19 restrictions by 20 days following coronavirus concerns.

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warns of coronavirus 'fourth wave'

Covid-19 cases in Iran are once again on the rise in Iran, worrying the government.

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Four arrested as Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox Jews clash

Four people have been arrested as Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting coronavirus restrictions clashed in Jerusalem.

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Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

The shake-up added two ministers from the military, with the remaining coming from Sudan's Forces Freedom and Change, the movement that led the ...

Covid-19 cases surge in Lebanon, hospitals struggle to cope

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Covid-19 cases surge in Lebanon, hospitals struggle to cope

Beirut is struggling under the weight of another coronavirus surge.

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Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown

Israeli barbershops and some other businesses reopened Sunday as the country began easing its third coronavirus lockdown amid an aggressive ...

Israel to ease lockdown as Covid numbers slow

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Israel to ease lockdown as Covid numbers slow

Israel plans to ease lockdown measures following a slight decrease in cases.

Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

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Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

All cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment centres in Saudi Arabia have been closed, as virus cases rise.

London's ultra-Orthodox Jews have ‘shocking’ coronavirus <em>infection</em> rate

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London's ultra-Orthodox Jews have ‘shocking’ coronavirus infection rate

A study has found that London's Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox Jews, have a shocking 64% coronavirus infection rate, nine times higher than ...

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