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MIDDLE EAST: Interview with head of UNAIDS-MENA region

CAIRO, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - While HIV/AIDS prevalence in the Middle East remains low compared to most of the world, with less than 1 percent of the population reportedly infected in most countries of the region, experts say epidemics are possible. Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 63 for 24 February-2 March 2006

DUBAI, 2 Mar 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENT: EGYPT: Poultry reparations insufficient, say rights groups IRAQ: Urgent action needed to head off civil war, says ICG IRAQ: Government defends use of curfew despite disruptions Full report

MIDDLE EAST: Journalists hoping to improve reporting on HIV/AIDS

AMMAN, 9 Feb 2006 (IRIN) - Leading Jordanian journalists are hoping to help improve reporting on HIV/AIDS, having taken part in a workshop focusing on curtailing popular misperceptions.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 57 for 13 - 19 January 2006

DUBAI, 22 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Interview with Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Essam al-Arian Full report

IRAQ: Rise in numbers living with HIV/AIDS, says health ministry

BAGHDAD, 19 Jan 2006 (IRIN) - The health ministry has announced an increase in newly reported cases of HIV/AIDS over the past few months, the first such pronouncement since the fall of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003.Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 53 for 16 – 22 December 2005

DUBAI, 22 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: IRAQ: Tougher regulations for visas announced IRAQ: Sunni...Full report

MIDDLE EAST: Appeal to Arab world to give more to world’s poorest

DUBAI, 16 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Activists launched a joint appeal to the Arab world on Friday in Dubai, the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates, to donate more money to ease poverty in Africa. Full report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 51 for 2 – 8 December 2005

DUBAI MIDDLE-EAST, 11 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - CONTENTS: IRAQ: Science scholarships for post-graduate students IRAQ:...Full report

JORDAN: Teenagers given airtime to speak out on AIDS and violence

AMMAN, 4 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Jordanian adolescents have been given the chance to speak on local and satellite television channels about critical issues, related to World AIDS Day and ahead of International Children’s Day of Broadcasting.Full report

YEMEN: Stigma, ignorance hampering fight against HIV/AIDS

SANA, 1 Dec 2005 (IRIN) - Ali (not his real name) is living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. He says that, from the day he was diagnosed, he has been an outcast, a pariah with whom few want to associate.Full report


IRIN Focuses & Interviews on HIV AIDS

MIDDLE EAST: Interview with head of UNAIDS-MENA region

MIDDLE EAST: Journalists hoping to improve reporting on HIV/AIDS

EGYPT: Lifting the veil of taboo on HIV/AIDS

LEBANON: Keep quiet if you have AIDS or you will become an outcast

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Interview with UN Resident Coordinator Nadir Hadj-Hammou


IRAQ: Briefing paper on food security

IRAQ: Briefing paper on power

IRAQ: Briefing paper on water and sanitation

IRAQ: Briefing paper on Education

IRAQ: Briefing paper on health

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