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Fish and other marine life have been barred from sale for consumption until further notice.

Tar deposits have been found in two locations in southern Lebanon, including at a turtle-breeding site.

Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil devastates coast

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Israel shuts Mediterranean shore after oil devastates coast

The offshore oil spill has deposited dozens of tons of tar across the coastline.

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

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Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

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Trump pardons 73 people, including Steve Bannon

On his last day in office, Trump pardoned several people including controversial former aide Steve Bannon.

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China says WHO coronavirus experts to visit from Thursday

The WHO team 'will conduct joint research cooperation on the origins of Covid-19 with Chinese scientists' from Thursday.

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Assad declares 'national catastrophe' after forest fires

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has visited areas in northwestern Syria affected by deadly forest fires and declared a ‘national catastrophe’ as ...

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt eases its lockdown to kickstart its economy, Morocco's increasing use of drones to enforce coronavirus measures raises human rights ...

Coronavirus lockdown brings dolphins to Beirut coastline

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Coronavirus lockdown brings dolphins to Beirut coastline

Dolphins were caught on video swimming near the Beirut shore, as coronavirus lockdown brings quiet to Mediterranean waters.

Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

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Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

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Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

Niloufar Bayani, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, said Iranian authorities threatened her with death and rape, while also forcing her to make animal noises.

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Iran court upholds 'fabricated' espionage charges against environmentalists: HRW

Iran's appeals court has upheld prison sentences for wildlife conservationists on spurious espionage charges, but even the highest ...

Sarah Khalil

The Lebanese student vlogging from coronavirus' ground zero Wuhan

Adham Al Sayed has been vlogging daily life from Wuhan seeking to dispel misconceptions about the quarantined city seen as ground zero of the ...

Sarah Khalil

The Lebanese student vlogging from coronavirus' ground zero Wuhan

Adham Al Sayed has been vlogging daily life from Wuhan seeking to dispel misconceptions about the quarantined city seen as ground zero of the ...

Sudan vets scramble to save starved lions in Khartoum

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Sudan vets scramble to save starved lions in Khartoum

An online campaign to save the malnourished lions went viral but failed to save the life of one lioness.

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Authorities investigate HORRIFIC video of Saudi antelope shooting

A video of a person hunting down a herd of antelopes in Saudi Arabia using a machine gun has circulated widely on the web.

Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

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Indonesian man flogged for pre-marital sex faints during punishment

A 22-year-old man - sentenced to 100 strokes - pleaded with a masked Sharia officer to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before he ...

Iran jails six <em>wildlife</em> conservationists after tracking species

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Iran jails six wildlife conservationists after tracking species

Iran has jailed a number of academics and conservationists in the country.

Surrounded by sea, Qatar explores fish farming

Sebastian Castelier

Surrounded by sea, Qatar explores fish farming

Qatar's ambitious self-sufficiency policy forecasts growth in the local production of fish to meet 90% of the country's annual need by 2023.

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