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In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

The minister's response has left some scratching their heads.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

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UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

African Union leaders and the UN recommended ending their joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur, acknowledging the political transformation in ...

Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

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Turkey bans public smoking to reinforce mask use

Smokers in Turkey have been routinely violating the mask rule which has been in effect for several months.

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Russian military helicopter shot down in Armenia, two dead

Two crew members onboard a Russian military helicopter were killed when it was shot down near the border with Azerbaijan.

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

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Warring sides in Geneva for talks over Nagorno-Karabakh

Both Azerbaijan and Armenia's foreign ministers are in Geneva for a new round of peace talks with international mediators.

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WHO chief warns against 'vaccine nationalism'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for global solidarity in the rollout of any future coronavirus vaccine, as the number of ...

Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

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Obama mocks Trump's refusal to answer 'tough' questions

Former US president cast his support with Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential elections and criticised Donald Trump's refusal to talk about ...

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

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Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter ...

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

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Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount

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Tunisia reinstates curfews as virus cases mount

Two-thirds of Tunisia's governorates have reintroduced local or province-wide night-time curfews in a bin to rein in spiralling coronavirus ...

Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

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Covid vaccine trial halted as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

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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 new cases on Monday

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Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

Iran had just recently recorded its highest daily death toll four days earlier with 239 new fatalities.

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Lebanon to put more than 100 districts in lockdown

"This will help identify hotspots and (implement) a more focused approach to restrictive measures. This can be a good alternative to the ...

German far-right party sacks politician over 'gassing migrants' comment

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German far-right party sacks politician over 'gassing migrants' comment

AfD spokesman Christian Lueth was fired from the party after being caught on tape allegedly saying migrants to Gemrany could be gassed or shot.

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Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

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Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the International ...

Iran hit by 'alarming' third wave of Covid-19

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Iran hit by 'alarming' third wave of Covid-19

Officials in Iran are alarmed by a recent spike in coronavirus cases and are calling for a renewed lockdown.

Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

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Israelis protest against second virus lockdown

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

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