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The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take their toll.

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

Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

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Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said it is crucial that developing countries have 'equal access' to a future coronavirus vaccine.

Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity

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Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity

Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released, confirming it is ...

Covid <em>vaccine</em> 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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Anti-microbe drug maybe successful against coronavirus

An affordable anti-microbial drug used to treat stomach ulcers and bacterial infections has shown promise in combatting the coronavirus in animals.

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Fauci: Trump campaign ad twists his words on virus

Top government scientist Anthony Fauci said that an ad aired by Donald Trump's reelection campaign was edited to make him seem to endorse the ...

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China backs Iran nuclear deal, calls for MidEast forum

Iran and China reaffirmed their commitment to the 2015 deal in an implicit rebuke of the United States.

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

Turkey to begin human trials on 3 coronavirus vaccines

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Turkey to begin human trials on 3 coronavirus vaccines

Turkey says it is progressing in the development of its own Covid-19 vaccines, alongside trials of foreign ones.

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Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute ...

Egypt secures 25 million doses of Russian coronavirus <em>vaccine</em>

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Egypt secures 25 million doses of Russian coronavirus vaccine

Russia has clinched a deal that could supply Covid-19 vaccines for around a quarter of Egypt's population.

India's <em>vaccine</em> capacity will help 'all humanity': Modi

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India's vaccine capacity will help 'all humanity': Modi

In his address to the virtual UN General Assembly, Modi said India will use its resources for "all humanity" to battle the spread of Covid-19.

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

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 ...

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Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Trump: Covid-19 'is going away' without vaccine

US President Donald Trump has claimed that coronavirus would disappear without a vaccine.

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Medical workers in UAE to use Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE has allowed the use of a Chinese-produced vaccine to tackle Covid-19, despite being tested only six-weeks ago.

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Egypt to test Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines on 6,000 volunteers

A clinical trial will test two kinds of Chinese-made vaccines on participants in Egypt, who will not know what they were injected with or ...

UN calls for 'quantum leap' in Covid-19 fight funding

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UN calls for 'quantum leap' in Covid-19 fight funding

The UN called for a quantum leap in funding for ways to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

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Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Egypt is trialling a plasma treatment to find a potential cure for the deadly coronavirus.

Trump accuses rivals of undermining confidence in Covid-19 <em>vaccine</em>

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Trump accuses rivals of undermining confidence in Covid-19 vaccine

Trump again hinted a coronavirus vaccine will be available before November's election, as he accused his Democratic rivals for the ...

Putin, Saudi king discuss joint <em>vaccine</em> production: Kremlin

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Putin, Saudi king discuss joint vaccine production: Kremlin

Putin and Salman discussed t production of a vaccine that was developed by Russia,

US told to prepare for Covid-19 <em>vaccine</em> by November

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US told to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine by November

The Trump administration has told US states to be ready to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of November

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