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Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

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

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for <em>vulnerable</em> Lebanese

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Malia Bouattia

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, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

Save the Children’s Lebanon director said a total lockdown will increase the suffering of already vulnerable Lebanese families.

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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.

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a ...

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Rami G. Khouri

History whispers to blockading states as GCC rift ends

Comment: As blockading states agree to end their irrational boycott of of Qatar, Rami Khouri highlights how diplomacy and statecraft also helped ...

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Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped for better future ...

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

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Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

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Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

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Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a UK court ruling over whether he should be extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

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Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

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EU offers aid, urges Bosnia to rebuild migrant camp

The EU's foreign policy chief said Brussels was ready to increase its humanitarian support for Bosnia after Lipa migrant centre burnt down, but described the situation as "unacceptable".

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

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Turkey says it won't deport Uighurs to China

China ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey last week, sparking fears among the Uighur exile community.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, ...

Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

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Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its ...

Dubai rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign

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Dubai rolls out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination campaign

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is being administered to the elderly and vulnerable in Dubai, as well as frontline and other key workers. 

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

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Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

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