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Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.

UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

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UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy ...

Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

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Israel hits 2 million vaccinated as Palestinians await inoculation

As Israel celebrated its two million inoculation threshold, human rights groups called on the Jewish state to fulfil its obligation in providing ...

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

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Jordan's King Abdullah gets Covid-19 jab

Jordan's King Abdullah and some of his family members have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

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Pope Francis, ex-pope Benedict get coronavirus vaccines: Vatican

Pope Francis and his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI, have received the Covid-19 vaccine

Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

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Israel's Netanyahu removes staple Trump image from Twitter account

Just days after US President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, Israel's premier deleted a photo of the two allies from his account's banner ...

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in <em>vaccine</em>

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Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

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Trump shores up Pence ties as Democrats attempt impeachment

Trump and Pence met for the first time since rioters stormed the US Capitol last week, signaling a united front as Democratic efforts to impeach ...

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

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EU supports US returning to Iran deal under Biden

The EU said it looks forward to working soon with US President-elect Joe Biden on resurrecting the Iran nuclear deal, and rejected Tehran's ...

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Uproar in Iran over banning of British, American vaccines

Iranian medics sent an open letter to President Hassan Rouhani urging the government to stop politicising the coronavirus crisis after British ...

Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

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Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose

US President-elect Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his office announced, three weeks after his first ...

UK vows to offer Covid-19 <em>vaccine</em> to all adults

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UK vows to offer Covid-19 vaccine to all adults

The UK's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday vowed to offer the Covid-19 vaccine to all adults in the country by autumn.

Cuba to test Covid <em>vaccine</em> in hard-hit Iran

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Cuba to test Covid vaccine in hard-hit Iran

Iran is due to test Covid-19 vaccines developed by Cuba, authorities announced, after an agreement was signed by state-run Finlay ...

Twitter removes Khamenei <em>vaccine</em> tweet for 'violating' rules

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Twitter removes Khamenei vaccine tweet for 'violating' rules

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" ...

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