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Working mothers hit back at nursery closures in Jordan

Working mothers staged protests on Wednesday against Jordan’s decision to close all nurseries until year-end, saying the move unfairly targets women in the pandemic,...

Battle over Israel’s budget risks election, more economic gloom

A festering government crisis over the passage of a national budget could push Israel into its fourth election since mid-2019, further straining an economy...

Iran health minister urges tougher COVID action as new cases soar

Iran’s health minister appealed on Tuesday for more public and government support to enforce restrictions aimed at stemming a third major outbreak of coronavirus...

56 US congressmen urge Egypt’s Sisi to release prisoners

Fifty-six US lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate called Monday on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to release prisoners of conscience...

Normalisation hasn’t stopped fall in Netanyahu’s popularity

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be marketing normalisation deals with Arab states as “great achievements”, but polls continue to show a sharp decline...

Tunisia lets regions impose counter-pandemic curfews

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi on Monday gave regional governors the power to order curfews starting from Tuesday to combat the coronavirus pandemic, his...

Turkey’s coronavirus cases back up to early-May levels

Turkey’s daily number of new coronavirus cases increased to nearly 2,000 on Monday, reaching levels last seen in early May when restrictions were in...

PLO Secretary General in critical condition with Covid-19

The Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Executive Committee, Dr Saeb Erekat, is in a critical condition having contracted Covid-19 last week and has...

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