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Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced Syrians from Covid-19.

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

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UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy ...

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing ...

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Greece wants EU pressure on Turkey to take migrants

Greece called on EU authorities to ensure Turkey take back nearly 1,500 people whose asylum requests were denied.

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How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

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Locked-down Tunisia marks decade since dictator's fall

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a ...

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in the Chinese province of Wuhan

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

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Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

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Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Democrat lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

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Democrat lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash tested positive for coronavirus and condemned her Republican colleagues who refused to wear a face ...

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

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Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

Videos have emerged showing an alleged oxygen shortage in Egypt's hospitals.

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