Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured As Severe Sandstorm Hits Syria

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At least seven people died and more than 200 were injured after  powerful sandstorms swept across eastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the dust storms toppled trees, damaged homes, and took the life of seven …

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Sri Lankan Doctors Warn of Medicine Shortage Consequences Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lankan doctors have warned that all hospitals in the country could collapse and a catastrophic number of people could die if medicine shortage and power cuts continue. Dr. Senal Fernando, secretary at the Government Medical Officers Association, said that …

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Turkey Reports 37,407 New COVID-19 Cases, 130 Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Turkey’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said they have registered 37,407 new COVID-19 cases and 130 related deaths in the past 24 hours across the country. The ministry in a statement said they have also carried as many as 365,005 COVID-19 …

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Eight Polio Vaccinators Killed In Separate Assaults in Afghanistan: UN

The United Nations on Thursday said that unknown gunmen had shot dead at least eight polio vaccinators in four separate attacks across Afghanistan, calling for a thorough investigation to bring the culprits to justice. The UN in a statement said …

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Egypt Reports 1,892 New COVID-19 Cases, 32 Deaths In Past 24 Hours

Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population said they have recorded 1,892 new COVID-19 cases and 32 related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the outbreak to 475,341. “We are sad …

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Iraq Records 1,685 New COVID-19 Cases, 21 Deaths In One Day

Iraq’s Health Ministry on Tuesday said they have recorded 1,685 new COVID-19 cases and 21 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,294,929 since the start of the outbreak of the virus across the country two …

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Saudi Arabia Records 1,793 New COVID-19 Cases, Two Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry on Wednesday said they have registered 1,793 new cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 734,389 across the Kingdom. The ministry said in a statement that he …

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Bahrain Announces Easing All COVID-19 Curbs

The Kingdom of Bahrain on Friday announced easing all COVID-19 curbs by opening all public places for vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens from February 15. The Kingdom’s Medical Taskforce for Combating COVID-19 has issued a new guideline, in which people now …

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One Dead, Seven Wounded In Hospital Explosion In Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan authorities on Friday confirmed an explosion occurred at a hospital in Shahrinx district in the eastern region of Andijon, in which a patient lost his life while seven more received injuries. The Uzbek Emergency Ministry in a statement said …

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Egypt Records 2,272 New COVID-19 Cases, 57 Deaths In Last 24 Hours

Egypt’s Health Ministry and Population said they have registered 2,272 new COVID-19 infections and 57 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 441,923 since the outbreak started in 2020. The ministry in its daily report …

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