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Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced Syrians from Covid-19.

Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

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Israel to begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners

Israel has announced it will begin vaccinating Palestinian prisoners over 55 against coronavirus but continues to refuse to vaccinate ...

At least three dead as Indonesia quake topples buildings

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At least three dead as Indonesia quake topples buildings

A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

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Jordan's King Abdullah gets Covid-19 jab

Jordan's King Abdullah and some of his family members have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus

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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 ...

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

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.

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

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

Lockdown adds to suffering of vulnerable Lebanese: charity

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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.

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

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Palestinians expect Covid vaccines to arrive by March

Palestinians are expected to receive the first batch of Covid vaccines by March.

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Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose

US President-elect Joe Biden will receive his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, his office announced, three weeks after his first injection was broadcast live on TV.

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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.

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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

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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 ...

Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

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Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an assassination attempt in Al-Bab.

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'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the ...

Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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.

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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