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While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the population of Kyiv, the capital city Ukraine.

Israel announced plans to scrap the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors, citing success in an inoculation drive that has been criticised for dismissing Palestinians under occupation.

East London mosque feeds NHS workers for iftar

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East London mosque feeds NHS workers for iftar

An East London mosque may be unable to open its doors for iftar but it can still provide meals to NHS workers and the poor.

UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

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UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

Doctors and faith leaders seek to allay concerns the Covid-19 vaccine invalidates the Ramadan fast.

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

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Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

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Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

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Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

Qatar Red Crescent is raising funds to reach the $100 million needed for a global vaccination initiative aiming vulnerable populations ...

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In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as ...

One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

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One dead, one injured in Paris hospital shooting: police

An unidentified attacker shot dead a man and badly injured a woman outside a Paris hospital

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WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

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Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

Kuwait vaccinates all citizens, expats over 65: official

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Kuwait vaccinates all citizens, expats over 65: official

A total of 1,210,155 citizens and residents of Kuwait have registered for vaccination, a health ministry spokesman said.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of ...

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Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

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Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid-19 cases

Protests by families of detainees in Bahrain have led to authorities releasing dozens of inmates from Jaw prison, following a reported surge of ...

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Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

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Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The Health Ministry said public commitment toward heeding virus prevention measures was “almost non-existent in most regions of Iraq.”

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

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US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

As Islam's holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim organisations have urged Muslims to exercise caution as the pandemic remains a threat.

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

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Iran notches new daily record of coronavirus cases

Iran announced a new record number of daily coronavirus cases, as the country faces its fourth wave.

Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

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Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

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