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Athens is the only European capital that lacks operational mosques, forcing Muslims to pray in makeshift halls, but the Al Andalus prayer hall has now also been shut.

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

Ella Linskens

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

Quarantines hurting Middle East aviation recovery: IATA

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Quarantines hurting Middle East aviation recovery: IATA

The International Air Transport Association said coronavirus-era quarantine measures implemented across the Middle East and Africa are ...

Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

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Fire at Iran nuclear site hit centrifuge, analysts say

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization sought to downplay the fire, calling it an 'incident' that damaged a construction.

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'Incident' damages construction near Iran nuclear facility

Natanz, also known as the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant, is among the sites monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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WHO says Mideast at 'critical threshold' of virus

The WHO confirmed on Sunday there were more than one million cases of the COVID-19 disease stretching from Morocco to Pakistan.

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Iraq says coronavirus deaths surpass 2,000

According to the World Health Organization, there are 14 hospital beds per 10,000 inhabitants in Iraq.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and ...

Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

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Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

The latest incident follows a similar fire which swept through a coronavirus isolation ward in the capital, Cairo, last month.

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Hunger stalks children in Yemen amid UN aid cuts

Millions of children in Yemen - already in the midst of what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis - face starvation amid UN aid ...

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

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Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

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IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

The IMF deal envisions increasing revenues and reforming subsidies in order to spend more on social programmes.

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More than two-in-three of Egypt's coronavirus ICUs in use

Egypt has reported 56,809 coronavirus cases and is set to begin easing restrictions on Saturday.

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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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Venezuela to open its first 'Iranian supermarket'

Venezuela is stocking its first Iranian supermarket, reports said, after a ship carrying food cargo entered Venezuelan waters.

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Internet blackout in Myanmar's Rakhine enters second year

The Myanmar military has been embroiled in a bloody civil war since January 2019 against the Arakan Army (AA), an insurgent group fighting for ...

US Embassy in Kabul battles Covid-19 outbreak

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US Embassy in Kabul battles Covid-19 outbreak

As many as 20 people are said to be affected by the virus at the US embassy in Kabul.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

Yemen coronavirus infections beyond 1 million, UK study suggests

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Yemen coronavirus infections beyond 1 million, UK study suggests

Modelling by the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine suggests Yemen could see tens of thousands of deaths from Covid-19.

Yemen in Focus: Saudi-led coalition continues to kill children

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Yemen in Focus: Saudi-led coalition continues to kill children

Human Rights Watch has slammed as 'shameful' a move by the United Nations to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist of children ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the ...

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