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It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

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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 ...

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.

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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 of the virus

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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, Mrs. ...

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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 ...

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

Last stand in Yemen over oil-rich province

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Last stand in Yemen over oil-rich province

Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

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Israel's Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to White House

The Israeli premier and his wife have reportedly engaged in the strange habit for years.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

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The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

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Abu Dhabi abolishes permit system for buying alcohol

Authorities in Abu Dhabi has abolished a permit system for buying alcohol as rules relax.

US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

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US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide ...

Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

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Lebanon army surveys 85,000 building units post-Beirut blast

The army carried out a survey of tens of thousands of building units to assess the damage caused by the blast.

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Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

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Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering ...

Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

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Israel announces 3-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the government would impose a three-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to quell soaring novel ...

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

UAE sounds warning after coronavirus cases jump five-fold

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UAE sounds warning after coronavirus cases jump five-fold

Authorities have blamed the spike in cases on the public's failure to abide by restrictive measures such as social distancing and compulsory ...

Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

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Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope

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A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope

The search for a potential survivor in Beirut's rubble is taking place exactly a month since the massive blast that killed and wounded thousands ...

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