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Iran's covid-19 cases continue to increase as the country grapples with the virus.

Israel's decision to re-enter lockdown for three weeks on Friday, hours before Jewish New Year, has been met with protests in Tel Aviv.

White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

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White House staffer tests Covid-19 positive after UAE-Israel signing

US President Donald Trump revealed that a White House worker tested positive for coronavirus.

More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

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More than 200 coronavirus cases in Lebanon's biggest prison

The Roumieh prison holds more than three times its intended capacity, overcrowding that has led to a spike in coronavirus cases.

Indonesian non-maskers ordered to dig graves for coronavirus dead

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Indonesian non-maskers ordered to dig graves for coronavirus dead

Rule flouters in East Java were ordered to dig graves in pairs as punishment for not wearing masks.

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Iran 'moving towards third wave of Covid-19' says official

After a brief decline last month, coronavirus infections and deaths are now surging in Tehran, with the rest of the country likely to follow

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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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Lebanon lawyer warns coronavirus-hit prison 'humanitarian time bomb'

The head of the Beirut Bar Association warned a novel coronavirus outbreak in crisis-hit Lebanon's largest and most overcrowded prison amounted ...

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Ninety Lebanon peacekeepers contract coronavirus: UNIFIL

A spokesman for the UNIFIL force said 90 peacekeepers in south Lebanon have tested positive for Covid-19.

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel ...

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

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Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the public.

Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

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Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

Istanbul introduces limits to gatherings as coronavirus spreads

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Istanbul introduces limits to gatherings as coronavirus spreads

Turkey reimposed new restrictions in Istanbul after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, authorities said.

Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite <em>virus</em>: UN

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Israel razing more Palestinian homes despite virus: UN

March to August 2020 saw the highest average rate for Palestinian home demolitions and confiscations by Israeli authorities in four years, ...

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Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

Aiming to avert economic crisis, the ruling includes setting up emergency courts, enacting laws to protect the economy, and imposing harsher penalties on smugglers and a rising black market

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Despite heavily restricted rememberance services, Donald Trump and presidential challenger Joe Biden have both arranged to visit 9/11 memorials ...

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

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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Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

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Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Morocco has extended a state of emergency until next month as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply in the North African country

Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

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Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

Dov Kotler, the head of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, says that he expects to make new deals with the UAE’s largest banks soon.

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

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