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In Egypt, volunteers make meals with love for virus patients

In Egypt, volunteers make meals with love for virus patients

Fatma Youssef stuffs rice, chicken or meat and vegetables into boxes spread on her dining table -- tens of them in the last few weeks. On some, she scribbles "Be well" in Arabic; on others, she writes "Together, we will get through this." Youssef doesn’t know who will eat her food. Still,...

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Tunisia sentences woman to six months for Quranic Facebook joke

Tunisia sentences woman to six months for Quranic Facebook joke

A Tunisian court has sentenced blogger Emna Chargui to six months in prison and a $700 fine for reposting a Facebook joke about the coronavirus written as if it was a Quranic verse. "This is unfair and unjust ... this proves that there is no freedom here," Chargui, 27, told Reuters from...

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Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war

Eastern-based Libyan parliament asks Egypt to intervene in war

Libya's eastern-based parliament has called for Egypt to directly intervene in the country's civil war to counter Turkish support for the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital Tripoli. In a statement late Monday, the House of Representatives...

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Oman records highest daily virus count since outbreak

Oman records highest daily virus count since outbreak

Oman recorded 14 fatalities from coronavirus on Tuesday, the highest daily death toll since the pandemic hit the Gulf state in mid-February, according to the Health Ministry. A ministry statement said a further 1,389 new infections were registered over the past 24 hours, pushing...

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