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Officials in Iran are alarmed by a recent spike in coronavirus cases and are calling for a renewed lockdown.

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 country.

Israel braces for second coronavirus <em>lockdown</em>

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Israel braces for second coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are getting ready for a second coronavirus lockdown, which comes during new year celebrations

Israelis protest against second virus <em>lockdown</em>

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Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

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Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six Afghans, including two minors will face a prosecutor on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

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UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while their ...

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Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at ...

Netanyahu has 'no intention of talking to Palestinians'

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Netanyahu has 'no intention of talking to Palestinians'

"This government has no intention of discussing anything with the Palestinians," said opposition leader Yair Lapid, who pushed for the ...

Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

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Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

Jordan has seen a new wave of coronavirus cases leading authorities to respond.

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE normalisation ceremony

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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE normalisation ceremony

The event at the White House will be the first time Arab nations have established relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus <em>lockdown</em>

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Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would impose a three-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to quell soaring ...

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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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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the ...

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Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

Aiming to avert economic crisis, the ruling includes setting up emergency courts, enacting laws to protect the economy, and imposing harsher ...

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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 ...

UAE sounds warning after coronavirus cases jump five-fold

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UAE sounds warning after coronavirus cases jump five-fold

Authorities have blamed the spike in cases on the public's failure to abide by restrictive measures such as social distancing and compulsory ...

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Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Morocco has extended a state of emergency until next month as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply in the North African country

Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

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Greece's main migrant camp gutted by huge blaze

Migrants in the camp have endured months of lockdowns as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with access severely restricted.

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial <em>lockdown</em>

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After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

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Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

More than 3,000 new cases a day have been confirmed in the most recent spike, raising the specter of a renewed nationwide lockdown.

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