Israel to start human trials of coronavirus vaccine next week

The first phase of the trial will test 80 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Oct 26, 2020
al-monitor An Orthodox Jewish man, mask-clad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crosses a street past the Jerusalem Light Rail in Jerusalem on Oct. 26, 2020. Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images.

43 Iranian cities, including Tehran, under ‘severe restrictions’ because of COVID-19

With rising coronavirus case numbers, Iran is set to implement new restrictions in Tehran and other cities until Nov. 21.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Oct 22, 2020

Hundreds of European Union lawmakers demand Egypt’s Sisi release political prisoners

The letter follows a similar one addressed to Sisi by 56 members of the US Congress on Monday.

Al-Monitor Staff | Human rights | Oct 21, 2020

'Mr. Security' Netanyahu discovers: security last thing on Israelis’ minds

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now discovering that with the raging pandemic and economic crisis, security is the last thing on Israelis’ minds.

Mazal Mualem | Israeli elections | Oct 21, 2020

Alliance with ultra-Orthodox could bring Netanyahu down

Israelis are furious with the ultra-Orthodox, who have opened their education institutions despite high rates of coronavirus infection.

Mazal Mualem | Education | Oct 20, 2020