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India has set a grim new record for new covid cases, as Boris Johnson cancelled plans to visit the country over virus fears.

The Syrian regime has been provided with 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, as part of the COVAX programme.

Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

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Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

Iraq has recorded one million Covid-19 related deaths, more than any other country in the region.

Michael Gove in Israel to 'consider vaccine passport choices'

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Michael Gove in Israel to 'consider vaccine passport choices'

Whitehall said Michael Gove's visit to Israel is 'purely Covid-related,'

Syria's Idlib to get first batch of Covid-19 <em>vaccines</em>

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Syria's Idlib to get first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

The rebel held area of Idlib is expecting its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, with medical personnel being the first to be ...

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Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

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Israel approves Covid-19 aid for Jordan but no vaccines

Israel's Covid-19 medical aid to Jordan marks an improvement in recent tense relations between the two countries.

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WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, ...

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Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer Covid shots

Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a ...

Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

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Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

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South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

South Sudan is looking to dispose of 60,000 expired doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

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Gaza records highest daily virus death toll

The Gaza Strip lost 23 people in 24 hours due to Covid-19, its highest toll since the beginning of the pandemic.

Libya launches public vaccination drive

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Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the ...

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

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Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

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

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Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US materials ‘embargo'

Serum Institute has directly tweeted at US President Joe Biden to ask him to lift an export ban on materials needed to produce Covid-19 vaccines.

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Israel to scrap outdoor mask mandate from Sunday

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

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UN urges Yemen's warring parties to accept peace plan

Martin Griffiths called on Yemen's warring factions to move toward accepting a proposed peace plan on Thursday.

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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.

Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

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Netanyahu finally permits sending more water to Jordan: reports

Amman's request for additional River Jordan water went unfulfilled for weeks.

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Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

Muslims travel to the holy site of Mecca to mark the commencement of Ramadan.

Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

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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 in 20 ...

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

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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 singlehandedly ...

WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

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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 ...

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