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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Lebanon sets grim record of daily coronavirus cases: 1,550

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Lebanon sets grim record of daily coronavirus cases: 1,550

Lebanon's covid-19 cases have shot up, prompting concern from authorities as the country still reels from the Beirut explosion which destroyed ...

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

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Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

Syria has already been ravaged by an outbreak of Covid-19.

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Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount

Two-thirds of Tunisia's governorates have reintroduced local or province-wide night-time curfews in a bin to rein in spiralling coronavirus ...

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Lebanon reopens schools despite jump in coronavirus cases

Schoolchildren in Lebanon go back to class learning amid coronavirus fears among students and parents, as well as concerns from health experts.

Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

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Israel-UAE flights 'delayed to January'

An Israeli official confirmed direct flights between Israel and the UAE have been postponed until January because of coronavirus.

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Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

170 Lebanon districts set for coronavirus <em>lockdown</em>

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170 Lebanon districts set for coronavirus lockdown

An interior ministry statement said 169 villages and towns across the country would be locked down for one week from 6:00 am (0300 GMT) on ...

Iran nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

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Iran nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

Iran's Nuclear chief is along thousands of people to contract covid-19 in the last month.

New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

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New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

Public anger against lockdown measures deepened after it emerged high-power figures like Netanyahu's wife violated the restrictions.

Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

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Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

Covid-19 patients have filled Iran's hospitals, meaning non-emergency treatment will now be halted as the country tries to tackle its third wave ...

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

Government ministers approved the measure until October 13 by a telephone vote.

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Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, ...

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Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related ...

As coronavirus cases rise, Lebanon fears Europe-levels

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As coronavirus cases rise, Lebanon fears Europe-levels

Covid-19 infections and deaths have shot up since February, and Lebanon on Sunday put 111 villages and towns on lockdown in a bid to ...

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Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of Covid-19.

Iran reimposes restrictive virus measures in Tehran

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Iran reimposes restrictive virus measures in Tehran

The Islamic republic reported a record high in new Covid-19 cases earlier this week.

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

British Muslim family coughed on in racist attack

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British Muslim family coughed on in racist attack

A British-Asian family said they were singled out and subject to a coughing attack while out shopping in Leeds, just days before the city went ...

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