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Police arrest doctors demanding facilities and prevention kits to attend to coronavirus patients, in Quetta, Pakistan.
The 47 doctors protested in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan, , when they were detained.
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:09
Christians in the Holy Land Prepare to Celebrate Easter
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Along with one third of the world under lockdown to try to stop the COVID virus, Christians in the Holy Land are preparing for a very different kind of holiday
Linda Gradstein
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 08:55
FILE - In this Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo, Iraqi health ministry workers carry a coffin of a person who died from…
Across the Middle East and parts of South Asia, bereaved families have faced traumatic restrictions on burying their dead amid the pandemic
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 09:44
FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 file photo, a boy carries a box of matzos for Passover that he picked up from his…
Social distancing and other guidelines means few holiday traditions this year
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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 06:36
A Syrian refugee woman puts a face mask on a boy as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, in al-Wazzani area, in southern Lebanon, March 14, 2020.
Human rights groups say restrictions do not apply to Lebanese citizens and could both undermine country’s public health response and endanger refugees’ health
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:37
Map of Baghdad, Basra and Karbala, Iraq
Reuters reports the site of the attack 'has been largely empty in recent weeks because of the?evacuation of nearly all foreign personnel due to the coronavirus crisis'???
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 07:43
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani delivers a message for the Iranian New Year, or Nowruz, in Tehran, March 20, 2020.
President Rouhani said that large gatherings will still be banned as the country battles a COVID-19 outbreak?
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Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:54
FILE - Protesters, some wearing face masks, march during an anti-government rally in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, March 1, 2020.
More than a dozen casualties among Iraqi security forces reported in Nasiriya after protesters flout curfew, attack checkpoints
Edward Yeranian
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:39
FILE - Migrants sit on the floor at a detention center inTajoura, in the eastern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, Nov. 29, 2019.
The UNHCR is calling for the orderly release of thousands of asylum seekers and refugees held in Libya under conditions that threaten their health and well-being
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 13:17
Prison guards say they worry about jailbreaks, as inmates grow more and more frustrated on Feb. 16, 2020 in Hasseka, Syria. (Heather Murdock/VOA)
Delivery of aid comes less than a week after a prison riot allowed some IS fighters to break free and as overcrowded conditions have many worried about a coronavirus outbreak
Jeff Seldin
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:12
An Iraqi public hospital specialised doctor takes samples from Iraqi citizens in Baghdad's suburb of Sadr City on April 2, 2020…
International press watchdog warns that banning British news outlet would greatly diminish availability of reliable reporting in the country amid pandemic
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:03
Unmasked worshippers offer Friday prayers at a mosque during a lockdown to to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in…
Mosques remain open in Pakistan, even as they have been shut down across much of the Middle East and elsewhere
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:25
(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2020, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani gives a press conference at the…
Iran's parliament announced Ali Larijani's illness on its website, saying he was receiving treatment in quarantine
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Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:22
Iran's national flag waves as Milad telecommunications tower and buildings are seen in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, March 31, 2020…
New intelligence builds on warnings 澳门新葡2229网站 efforts to deter Iran have not been able to influence the use of proxy forces
Jeff Seldin
Fri, 04/03/2020 - 00:12
Religious Adherence Complicates Israel’s Coronavirus Concerns
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Country’s ultra-Orthodox community has resisted government bans on large gatherings
Linda Gradstein
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:48

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran, Oct. 2, 2019.
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