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The population of Israeli settlements in the West Bank has grown by 13% since Donald Trump assumed the US presidency in 2017, a new report by a pro-settler group says.

Comment: The idea of 'equal treatment for people at an equal level of risk' might be a good guiding principle in deciding how to prioritise vaccine rollout, writes Peter Singer.

Israel closes crossings with Egypt, Jordan to limit coronavirus

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Israel closes crossings with Egypt, Jordan to limit coronavirus

Israel has closed its border crossings with Egypt and Jordan in order to limit the spread of coronavirus, shortly after shutting down its international airport.

Scores injured in clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

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Scores injured in clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

At least 23 people have been injured as clashes between security forces and anti-lockdown protesters continued in the northern Lebanese city of ...

Yemen's war is being fuelled by economic profiteering: UN

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Yemen's war is being fuelled by economic profiteering: UN

In Yemen, the diverse actors involved in the war are benefitting financially from the situation, while the population dies of hunger

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Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

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Dozens injured in protests in Lebanon's Tripoli: Red Cross

Overnight police violence in Tripoli between security forces and demonstrators angered by economic effects of the coronavirus lockdown injured ...

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Facebook deletes Netanyahu's post for 'violating privacy terms'

Facebook has deleted a post written by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for linking to a chatbot that encourages citizens to get vaccinated.

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Israel's vaccine success due to Netanyahu's 'data sharing agreement'

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population, but the programme has been snagged by major controversies regarding data ...

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

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Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

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Tunisia foreign minister tests positive for coronavirus

Tunisia's Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi is the latest high-profile victim of Covid-19

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

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Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

Protesters were angry that Tripoli, the most impoverished city in Lebanon, is unable to cope with the nearly month-long lockdown with little to ...

Netanyahu praises police over ultra-Orthodox protests

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Netanyahu praises police over ultra-Orthodox protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised police after ultra-Orthodox protesters clashed with security forces and torched a bus in ...

Israel arrests 10 as ultra-Orthodox Jews protest lockdown

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Israel arrests 10 as ultra-Orthodox Jews protest lockdown

Israeli police have arrested 10 people amid violent protests in ultra-Orthodox areas against coronavirus lockdown measures

New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins

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New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins

A new round of UN-sponsored talks to write a constitution for war-torn Syria has begun in Geneva, amid accusations that the Assad regime is ...

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Dubai restaurants offer discounts for vaccinated diners

Restaurants in Dubai have begun to offer a controversial discount to customers who show proof that they are vaccinated against coronavirus

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Israel 'closes skies' on air travel prevent virus spread

Israel announced a week-long ban on most incoming and outgoing flights in a bid to slow the spread of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

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UN: Over half of Syria's children deprived of education

More than half of children in war-torn Syria are missing out on education, the UN children's agency UNICEF said, with a third of schools in ...

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Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox protesters clash over schools

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox protesters over the opening of religious schools despite coronavirus lockdown orders.

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

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Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

A doctor and nurse became the first in Egypt to receive the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab on Sunday

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

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Dubai slows down Pfizer vaccine rollout amid shipment delays

The Dubai Health Authority said it will scale back on vaccinations after Pfizer announced in mid-January shipment delays for up to a month

Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates ...

Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

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Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.

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