In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine

In Israel, Infections Drop Sharply After One Shot of Vaccine

Initial studies show a significant drop in infections and hospitalizations after just one dose, and very few cases after two. Experts caution that the results are preliminary.

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Elias Rahbani, Lebanese Composer Who Sought New Sounds, Dies at 82

Elias Rahbani, Lebanese Composer Who Sought New Sounds, Dies at 82

He was one of Lebanon’s most prolific composers, writing music for divas, TV ads, movies and underground bands. He died of Covid-19.

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Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

Israel Extradites Teacher Accused of Abuse in Australia, Reports Say

Malka Leifer, who fled to Israel, faces 74 counts of sexual abuse related to her tenure as a principal at a Jewish girls’ school in Melbourne.

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Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door

Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

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A Decade On, Silence Fills Egypt’s Field of Broken Dreams

A Decade On, Silence Fills Egypt’s Field of Broken Dreams

In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.

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Suicide Bombings in Crowded Baghdad Market Kill at Least 32

Suicide Bombings in Crowded Baghdad Market Kill at Least 32

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Suicide Bombings in Crowded Baghdad Market Kill at Least 32 Such attacks, once common in the Iraqi capital, have become rarer in…

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Suicide Bombing in Crowded Baghdad Market Kills at Least 15

Suicide Bombing in Crowded Baghdad Market Kills at Least 15

Such attacks, once common in the Iraqi capital, have become rarer in recent years as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have largely defeated the Islamic State.

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Iraq Flouts Coronavirus Precautions Amid Herd Immunity Belief

Iraq Flouts Coronavirus Precautions Amid Herd Immunity Belief

Covid-19 Vaccines Vaccine Questions Which States are Increasing Access Rollout by State How 9 Vaccines Work Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Iraqis Flout Virus Precautions Amid Belief…

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Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Roger Mandle, Museum Director Who Helped Bring Art to Qatar, Dies at 79 From the Rhode Island School of Design to Doha,…

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Iraqis Flout Virus Precautions Amid Widespread Belief in Immunity

Iraqis Flout Virus Precautions Amid Widespread Belief in Immunity

Even some Iraqi health officials are promoting the false idea that Iraq has acquired herd immunity. Scientists say that Iraq could be in for a major new outbreak.

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