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Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy
World

Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy

Jamie Chui has been a virtual prisoner in her Hong Kong home for most of her nine-month pregnancy. Trapped initially…
Iran parliament speaker, Israeli health minister have virus
Middle East

Iran parliament speaker, Israeli health minister have virus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s parliament speaker has contracted the new coronavirus, the country’s highest-ranking government figure yet to catch…
Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps
Middle East

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Missing scenes, unfinished episodes and sets sanitized against coronavirus — much-loved Ramadan television soaps are struggling to keep the cameras…
Untouchable: the baby born to a mum with coronavirus
World

Untouchable: the baby born to a mum with coronavirus

For 10 days after giving birth to her first child, the mother was not allowed near him after she tested…
Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000
World

Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as…
Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity
Middle East

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their…
Activists slam China’s use of bear bile in virus treatment
Environment

Activists slam China’s use of bear bile in virus treatment

China has approved the use of bear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fears it could undermine…
Egypt issues guidelines on how to disinfect homes and clothing
Health & Fitness

Egypt issues guidelines on how to disinfect homes and clothing

Egypt’s Ministry of Health on Thursday issued guidelines on how to clean and disinfect homes and clothing to help curb…
Coronavirus compounds Lebanon’s woes, many struggle for food
Middle East

Coronavirus compounds Lebanon’s woes, many struggle for food

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Battered by Lebanon’s economic crisis, Hassan Zeitar was already struggling to keep his family fed when the…
Iran, US heat up war of words despite virus pandemic
Middle East

Iran, US heat up war of words despite virus pandemic

Iran said Thursday it “only acts in self-defense” after President Donald Trump warned it against attacks on US troops in…
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