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Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

People not wearing masks against the novel coronavirus should be refused service in enclosed public spaces, said Rouhani.

Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

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Greece officially closes one of oldest 'unlicensed' mosques

Athens is the only European capital that lacks operational mosques, forcing Muslims to pray in makeshift halls, but the Al Andalus prayer hall has now also been shut.

Saudi Arabia virus cases surge past 200,000

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Saudi Arabia virus cases surge past 200,000

Saudi Arabia has seen an uptick in both confirmed infections and deaths from the Covid-19 illness since easing movement restrictions in late May.

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

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Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

Since late 2018, Italian prosecutors have called for Egypt to hand over five intelligence and police service officials or to at least help Italy ...

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Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

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Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

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Jordan announces smoking crackdown in coronavirus fight

Jordan has banned all forms of smoking in closed public spaces in the country's latest effort to battle Covid-19.

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Egypt and Italy discuss Giulio Regeni case

The Egyptian Prosecution has reportedly requested assistance from its Italian counterparts in investigating the abduction, torture and slaying ...

Coronavirus spreads in US embassy in Saudi Arabia

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Coronavirus spreads in US embassy in Saudi Arabia

A birthday barbecue in the US embassy in Riyadh may have been a source of Covid-19 infection, with dozens of employees taken ill.

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between Libyan ...

PA announces West Bank lockdown as virus numbers soar

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PA announces West Bank lockdown as virus numbers soar

The PA announces a five-day lockdown across the West Bank following an uptick in Covid-19 infections.

Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

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Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Iraq says coronavirus deaths surpass 2,000

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Iraq says coronavirus deaths surpass 2,000

According to the World Health Organization, there are 14 hospital beds per 10,000 inhabitants in Iraq.

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Damascus blasts Syria donor conference

"Syria denounces such conferences, which are considered a blatant interference in Syria's internal affairs."

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Turkey urges EU to correct 'mistake' over travel list

Turkey has recorded 5,131 deaths since the first reported case of COVID-19 while nearly 200,000 people have been infected, according to health ...

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Powerful explosion rocks health clinic in Iranian capital

At least 19 people have been killed after an explosion rocked the Iranian capital on Tuesday evening, state media reported.

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South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by ...

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

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Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', ...

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Iran says still in first wave of virus outbreak

The Islamic republic has struggled to contain Covid-19 since it reported its first cases - two deaths - in the Shia holy city of Qom in late ...

Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

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Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

A statue of the founder of the Turkish Republic was vandalised with a sign saying 'yes, I am guilty of crimes against humanity'.

Egypt strikes gold in Eastern Desert

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Egypt strikes gold in Eastern Desert

Egypt has struck gold in the Eastern Desert, the petroleum ministry has said.

Denmark's dangerous plan to deport Syrians to Assad-controlled Damascus

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Denmark's dangerous plan to deport Syrians to Assad-controlled Damascus

Denmark's decision to fast-track deportations of Syrians on the basis Damascus is 'safe' has been scorned by experts who deem no part of Syria ...

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