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Hundreds of worshippers gathered inside mosques in Cairo to pray.

US top diplomat Antony Blinken announced that a US envoy would travel to the Middle East after Israel’s assaults on Palestinians in Jerusalem and the outbreak of conflict in Gaza.

Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

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Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

The message expressed support for their struggle and highlighted the similarities in the fights for freedom.

Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

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Who are the main candidates in Iran's presidential elections?

With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

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India deaths top 4,000 amid vaccine export limits debate

More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export ...

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Tunisia orders lockdown amid 'worst' ever health crisis

Announcing a partial lockdown for the week-long Eid al-Fitr holiday, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said the North African country was enduring 'the worst crisis in its history'.

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Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined under ...

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Merkel urges withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Turkey to help push for a withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya following a video call with ...

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Iran reports three cases of Indian Covid variant

Iran has reported three cases of the feared variant of the Covid-19 virus currently devastating India.

Covid fears could bar Hajj pilgrims for second year

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Covid fears could bar Hajj pilgrims for second year

While new variants of Covid-19 are spreading across the globe, Saudi Arabia is looking to prohibit foreign pilgrims from carrying out the annual ...

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, leaving one ...

G7 seeks common front on China

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G7 seeks common front on China

The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of ...

Pakistan tightens borders as Covid-19 cases soar

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Pakistan tightens borders as Covid-19 cases soar

Pakistan has crossed land crossings with Iran and Afghanistan as coronavirus cases surge.

Algeria provides Tunisia with oxygen supplies after Covid <em>outbreak</em>

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Algeria provides Tunisia with oxygen supplies after Covid outbreak

Tunisia was able to overcome oxygen shortages thanks to help from the international community, including neighbour Algeria.

Covid-19 <em>outbreak</em> in northeast Syria leading to oxygen shortages

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Covid-19 outbreak in northeast Syria leading to oxygen shortages

An International Rescue Committee (IRC) regional director said: 'The health system is struggling to cope, and the situation is deteriorating ...

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UK to cut global polio fund by 95 percent

The decision to cut funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative by 95 percent was revealed in a leaked memo.

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Pandemic aid begins to arrive in Covid-stricken India

The first emergency medical supplies arrived in India on Tuesday as part of a global campaign to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest ...

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The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

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Iran's Covid-19 toll reaches 70,000 with record daily deaths

The Islamic Republic's previous highest daily deaths was 486, recorded in November.

Gaza's hospitals pushed to limit as Covid cases soar

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Gaza's hospitals pushed to limit as Covid cases soar

Gaza's main coronavirus treatment facility, located in Khan Yunis, cautions that oxygen supplies are being depleted fast.

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Egypt's Sisi extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

Egypt's state of emergency has been extended for another three months, with a parliament dominated by Sisi's supporters expected to approve the ...

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

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Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

Israel strikes Syria after 'missile' lands near nuclear reactor

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Israel strikes Syria after 'missile' lands near nuclear reactor

A surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria to Israel's southern Negev on Thursday, according to Israel.

Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

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Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

Iraq has recorded one million Covid-19 related deaths, more than any other country in the region.

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