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U.N. worried about Iran prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

U.N. worried about Iran prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

A United Nations rights official on Friday voiced concern over prisoners after reports of unrest in facilities prompted by worries over a coronavirus outbreak in countries including Iran, one of the worst-hit in the world. With the end of New Year holidays in Iran, state television...

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Gaza family holds Friday prayers at home

Gaza family holds Friday prayers at home

With mosque closures across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, one Palestinian imam and his family in the Gaza Strip held their weekly prayers at home on Friday. Saleh Shtaiwi, 24, normally leads the weekly prayers in a mosque close to his Gaza City home. But with mosques...

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Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 3,294: Health Ministry

Iran's coronavirus death toll rises to 3,294: Health Ministry

Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus rose on Friday to 3,294 as it claimed 134 lives in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur. The total number of people confirmed to be infected is 53,183, he said on state television, adding that 4,035 ware...

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Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

Norway pleads for more aid to help Palestinians tackle coronavirus

 Norway called Friday for more money to help the Palestinian Territories get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there has only been one death and 161 reported cases of the coronavirus in the Palestinian Territories, the outbreak is expected to worsen there. Globally cases have...

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