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  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives at 10 Downing Street on 13 February 2020 in London, UK [Kate Green/Anadolu Agency]
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    Backlash after UK minister praises only Jewish contribution to coronavirus fight

    Michael Gove is facing a backlash after he praised the Jewish contribution to the fight against coronavirus, but failed to acknowledge the efforts of Muslims and other religions to combat the disease. In an address during a virtual Shabbaton at 5:30pm on Friday, Gove addressed members of 50 Jewish congregations...
  • An outside view of the newly built Nightingale Hospital London for Covid-19 at the Excel in London, UK on 27 March 2020 [Andrew Parsons / 10 Downing Street/Anadolu Agency]
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    UAE offers 4,000 bed site to NHS for free as part of coronavirus battle

    The UAE has waived rental and maintenance fees worth millions of dollars for the use of its giant London Excel centre which has been converted into a 4,000-bed emergency hospital amidst the coronavirus outbreak. As much as $3.68 million a month was initially demanded for the use of the...
  • Empty streets and closed shops are seen after a curfew was announced by authorities as a measure against coronavirus (COVID-19), in Ramallah, West Bank on 23 March 2020 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
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    PA bans all Israel products from its markets amid coronavirus fears

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is banning the import of all types of Israeli products in its effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The new move, decided yesterday, comes after the Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith warned Arab residents of Jerusalem not to risk purchasing goods or used items from Israelis on the...
  • The Central Bank of Lebanon [Karan Jain/Flickr]
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    Lebanon’s Hezbollah MP slams US interference in Bank of Lebanon

    A member of the Hezbollah Parliamentary bloc, Hassan Fadlallah, has slammed the American interference in the appointment of a governor for the Central Bank of Lebanon. Fadlallah said the US ambassador in Beirut has visited a number of officials and notified them of Washington’s candidate to replace the current...
  • Syrian children are seen at a refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon on March 21, 2017 (Ratib Al Safadi - Anadolu Agency )
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    Coronavirus threatens lives of thousands of refugees in Lebanon

    Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in overcrowded, underserved refugee camps in Lebanon are facing the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Lebanese authorities, so far only one Palestinian who does not live in a refugee camp has tested positive for the virus as well...
  • Supporters of Houthis participate in march on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Houthis' control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on 21 September 2019. [Mohammed Hamoud - Anadolu Agency]
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    Houthis: Liberation of Yemen’s Marib a matter of time

    A leading member of the Houthi movement yesterday announced that he expects the liberation of Marib province to be achieved soon. Mohammed Al-Bukhaiti is the Deputy Speaker of the Shura Council and member of the AnsarAllah Political Bureau and stated on his Facebook page that “the liberation of Marib...
  • Fire brigade crew and Iran’s Basij paramilitary forces, wearing protective suits, carry out disinfection works at streets as part of precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tehran, Iran on 3 April 2020. [Fatemeh Bahrami - Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 3,739

    Iran reported 136 more deaths from the novel coronavirus today, pushing the death toll to 3,739, a health official said. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, said that 2,274 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 60,500, Iran’s state...
  • Jewish settlements near Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on 10 February 2015 [Nedal Eshtayah/Apaimages]
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    Israeli settlements are ‘epicentres’ of coronavirus outbreak

    The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned that Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem have become epicentres of the coronavirus pandemic, threatening nearby Palestinian cities, towns and villages. The PLO’s National Office for the Defence of Land and Resistance of Settlement added in its weekly report that...
  • Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed [arabnews]
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    Egypt delivers medical aid to Italy despite severe shortages at home

    Egypt’s health minister arrived in Italy on Saturday to deliver medical aid amid the coronavirus global pandemic. Italy has recorded 128,948 infections so far with 15,887 deaths making it Europe’s worst-hit country. Critics have spoken out against the move, the second in the course of several weeks, given Egypt’s...
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    A Lebanese proposal in times of corona

    Lebanon: COVID-19 laws put refugees at risk, says HRW ...
  • Mahmoud Jibril, Former Chairman, Executive Office, National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya, Libya captured during the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World at the Dead Sea in Jordan, 22 October, 2011. [Wikipedia]
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    Ex-Libya PM dies of coronavirus

    Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril died in the Egyptian capital Cairo from COVID-19 at the age of 68, a Libyan source said. “Jibril actually died on Saturday late night, days after his infection with the novel coronavirus,” the source told Xinhua news agency yesterday. The late Libyan official, whose death...
  • Expo 2020 Dubai celebrates 2 Years To Go through a specially choreographed show of the Dubai Fountain and countdown on the Burj Khalifa at Burj Park on 20 October 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images]
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    UAE requests postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai

    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has announced that the UAE has made an official request to postpone the Expo 2020 Dubai scheduled to take place in October due to the coronavirus outbreak. A twelve-month postponement has been requested. The Paris-based intergovernmental organisation said that the UAE government has...
  • Houthis kill 6 in shelling of female section of Taiz prison [Twitter]
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    Yemen: Houthis kill 6 in shelling of female section of Taiz prison

    At least six female inmates have died and a further 15  have been injured in the Yemeni city of Taiz after the Houthis shelled a prison, Al-Khabar Al-Yemeni reported yesterday. “The Houthi rebels launched indiscriminate mortar shelling over the western swathes of the city this evening,” Rashad Al Akhali, deputy governor of Taiz province, told the...
  • National cancer institute of Egypt [Wikipedia]
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    17 medics at Egypt’s cancer institute test positive for coronavirus

    At least 17 medics at Egypt’s National Cancer Institute have tested positive for coronavirus as the country’s official confirmed cases surpasses 1,000. The institute has now been closed for three days so that it can be sterilised, but doctors are criticising the management for not closing down earlier. Pharmacist...
  • Former presidential candidate and journalist Hamdeen Sabahi attends a protest against the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in front of headquarters of the journalists' union in Cairo, Egypt on December 7, 2017 [Mohamed el Raai / Anadolu Agency]
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    Al-Sisi urged to release prisoners and form expert committee during coronavirus crisis

    A former presidential candidate in Egypt has called on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to release detainees and prisoners of conscience and form a committee of experts to implement measures to protect citizens and the economy during the coronavirus crisis. “This is a call from the heart and mind of...
  • A gas flame is seen in the desert near the Khurais oilfield, about 160 km (99 miles) from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [REUTERS/Ali Jarekji/File Photo]
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    Kuwait exports first shipment of oil from joint project with Saudi

    The Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil announced yesterday that it had exported the first shipment of Al-Khafji oil from joint operations in the neutral zone between it and Saudi Arabia. The ministry stated on Twitter that the shipment was loaded on Saturday and Sunday “via the Kuwaiti carrier, Dar Salwa.”...
  • People take pictures of the Great pyramid of Kheops at the Giza plateau outside the Egyptian capital Cairo where a laser projection writes "Stay home, all united" on 30 March 2020, amid the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: No room for political differences to coronavirus battle

    The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt said yesterday that there is no room for political and intellectual differences while confronting the coronavirus, revealing the formation of a committee to deal with the effects of the virus. Speaking during a video conference Dr Al-Mitwali Zakaria, a professor of infectious diseases, said:...
  • Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman (C) on 23 October 2018 [Twitter]
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    Lieberman says Israeli government only taking political considerations into account in virus issue

    Avigdor Lieberman has accused the Israeli government, especially the Ministry of Health, of dealing with the coronavirus crisis by only taking “political considerations” into account. The head of Yisrael Beiteinu insisted that the figure published by the ministry about the number of infected people is wrong and should be...
  • Newly Elected President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune holds a press conference in Algiers, Algeria on 13 December 2019. [Farouk Batiche - Anadolu Agency]
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    Algeria president donates his salary to combat coronavirus

    Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his presidential staff have donated a month’s salary to efforts to reduce the effects of the coronavirus crisis on citizens. According to the Algerian official news agency, salaries will be donated to help the national effort to tackle the health crisis. The country’s prime...
  • A picture taken on March 15, 2020, shows a general view of Dubai, UAE [KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images]
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    UAE: No fines for expired residency permit holders

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) yesterday issued an exemption for holders of expired residency visas, saying they will not be fined. The decision was announced during a remote cabinet meeting, during which Abu Dhabi approved a number of directives as part of government efforts to alleviate the spread of...
  • Egyptian municipality workers disinfect the Giza pyramids as protective a measure against the spread of the coronavirus on 20 March 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Coronavirus the Egyptian way

    At a time when all countries of the world announced the coronavirus and took the necessary precautions to confront it, and the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, Egypt continued to deny the virus’ spread in the country and covered up the deaths resulting from it. Instead,...
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Christians who gathered at Bole Medehanialem Church walk and pray for the immediate disappearance of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the end of death and the recovery of patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 March 2020. [Minasse Wondimu Hailu - Anadolu Agency]
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    WHO: Africa states must work together to tackle coronavirus

    African Union (AU) leaders must work together “in an integrated manner in preparation for an imminent storm of novel coronavirus infections on the continent,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general said yesterday. “African leaders should speed up and access necessary medical supplies and goods,” Tedros Adhanom added during a...
  • Palestinian children take part in a protest demanding the release of prisoners in Israeli jails in Gaza city, on November 29, 2016 [Mohammed Talatene/Apaimages]
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    Israel holds 200 child prisoners with minimum healthcare provision

    The Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and Ex-Prisoners in Gaza reported yesterday that there are 200 Palestinian children held by Israel in prison who do not receive sufficient healthcare provision. They even lack the necessary protection to help curb the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 at a time when many...
  • An exchange board is seen in Moscow, Russia on March 30, 2020. [Sefa Karacan - Anadolu Agency]
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    Russia warns against increasing oil output

    Increasing oil production will not serve the interests of any country, Russia warned yesterday, stressing that Russian President Vladimir Putin was seeking “constructive negotiations aimed at stabilising the global energy market.” “Russia did not back the termination of OPEC+ deal – The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries,” Russia Today...
  • Sudanese people march towards military headquarters after the Sudanese Professionals Association's (SPA) call in Khartoum, Sudan on April 11, 2019. Hundreds of Sudanese protesters on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital for the fifth day in a row amid continued calls for President Omar al-Bashir to step down [Stringer / Anadolu Agency]
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    Sudan army denies moves Al-Bashir elements organizing a coup

    The Sudanese army yesterday denied reports that it was carrying out a coup coinciding with the first anniversary of the sit-in on 6 April last year. The London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted senior Sudanese sources as saying that there were moves by loyalists of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir’s regime to organise a military...
  • Turkish soldiers seen during a patrol in the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria on 20 February 2020 [İbrahim Hatib / Anadolu Agency]
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    Turkey to curb some troop movement in Syria as coronavirus cases jump

    Turkey said on Sunday it would minimise its troop movements in operation zones in neighbouring Syria in response to the coronavirus outbreak as the Turkish death toll and infections in the country rose, Reuters reports. Turkey’s death toll from the COVID-19 disease has risen by 73 to 574 in...
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Far L-C) speaks during the National Committee Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran on April 05, 2020 [Presidency Of Iran / Handout - Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran's Rouhani: 'Low-risk' economic activities to resume from April 11

    Iran’s president said on Sunday “low-risk” economic activities would resume from April 11 in the Middle Eastern country worst-affected by the new coronavirus. Iran has been struggling to curb the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease known as COVID-19 but authorities are also concerned that measures to limit...
  • Empty streets and closed shops are seen after a curfew was announced by authorities as a measure against coronavirus (COVID-19), in Ramallah, West Bank on March 23, 2020 [Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency]

    A Palestinian guide to surviving a quarantine: On faith, humour and 'Dutch Candy'

    Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as did his father’s ‘shelter-in-place’ before him....
  • Jerusalem governor Adnan Ghaith (3rd R) is seen after Israeli court on Sunday ordered the release of him in Jerusalem on December 2, 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]
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    Israeli police detain Jerusalem governor

    Israeli police on Sunday detained Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith, reports Anadolu Agency and local media outlets. A video released by the Jerusalem-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center showed police forcefully detaining Ghaith from his home in Jerusalem’s neighborhood of Silwan. Ghaith has been detained several times in recent months. The reason...
  • Supporters of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah gather during a speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah on 13 August 2017 [Ali Dia/Anadolu Agency]
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    Hezbollah's spy-hunter killed in Lebanon

    A prominent Hezbollah commander, Muhammad Ali Yunis, was killed by unknown gunmen on Sunday morning in southern Lebanon, Iranian and Lebanese media reported. The Iranian semi-official Fars news agency reported that the slain commander was “responsible for tracking spies and collaborators”. It also said that so far there is...
  • Fire brigade crew and Iran’s Basij paramilitary forces, wearing protective suits, carry out disinfection works at streets as part of precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tehran, Iran on April 3, 2020 [Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 3,603

    Iran reported 151 more deaths from coronavirus on Sunday, pushing the death toll to 3,603, a health official said. Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, said that 2,483 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 58,226, according to Iran’s state...
  • A man is seen on an empty road after precautions against coronavirus (Covid-19) are taken in Bnei Brak, Israel on April 3, 2020 [Nir Keidar / Anadolu Agency]
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    Coronavirus deaths rise to 46 in Israel

    The coronavirus outbreak has now killed 46 people in Israel, with 8,018 cases registered so far, Anadolu Agency reported health officials as saying on Sunday. The Health Ministry said 203 more people tested positive for the virus, noting that out of the total, 127 are in critical condition. In...
  • Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Mohamed Fehmi, holds a press conference on coronavirus (Covid-19) in Beirut, Lebanon on March 22, 2020 [Hussam Chbaro / Anadolu Agency]
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    Lebanon starts flights to bring back citizens stranded abroad

    Several flights carrying Lebanese stranded abroad by coronavirus lockdowns began arriving in Beirut on Sunday, part of a trial run to see whether thousands looking to come home can be safely repatriated without worsening the country’s outbreak. Their return became a charged issue after powerful parliament speaker Nabih Berri...
  • A Yemeni oil worker looks out at the Aden oil refinery after it was re-actived on September 5, 2016, following a year of closure due to the on going conflict [SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images]
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    Yemen: Oil pipeline attacked, both warring parties accuse each other

    Warring factions in Yemen accused each other on Sunday of attacking an oil pipeline pumping station in the central province of Marib, where clashes have raged for weeks and displaced tens of thousands of civilians, reports Reuters. The oil ministry of the Saudi-backed government in Yemen said on Sunday...
  • Asylum seekers, arrived in Edirne mostly from Istanbul and many other Turkish cities, are seen waiting at the buffer zone located between the Kastanies and the Pazarkule border gates, hoping that Greece will open the border gate, on 14 March, 2020 in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province [Gökhan Balcı/Anadolu Agency]
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    Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed

    Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday, as reported by Reuters. The Afghan man lives with his family at the Malakasa camp along with hundreds of asylum seekers. He has...
  • Flag of Morocco [Kristin Harvey/Flickr]
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    Morocco to release 5,654 prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak

    Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has pardoned 5,654 prisoners and ordered measures to protect inmates from the coronavirus outbreak, the justice ministry said on Sunday. The inmates were selected on the basis of their age, frail health, time spent in prison and good conduct, the ministry said in a statement....
  • Participants pose for a family photo during 7th Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) International Seminar in Vienna, Austria on June 20, 2018 [Aşkın Kıyağan / Anadolu Agency]
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    OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi and Russia row over oil price collapse

    OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified, reports Reuters. The delay came amid pressure from US President...
  • A worker speaks on the phone while wearing a face mask and gloves at a market in Dubai on 21 March, 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak [KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Dubai and Saudi impose lockdowns as Gulf states battle spread of coronavirus

    Dubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus, reported Reuters. Dubai had been under an overnight curfew along with the rest of...
  • A view of deserted Martyrs Memorial and its surroundings after a curfew as part of coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions in Algiers, Algeria on April 4, 2020 [Farouk Batiche / Anadolu Agency]
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    Algeria extends curfew as coronavirus cases rise

    Algeria will extend curfews it has put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus from Sunday, the prime minister said on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 1,251, reported Reuters. The curfew will last from 3pm until 7 am in the capital Algiers and...
  • Fire brigade crew and Iran’s Basij paramilitary forces, wearing protective suits, carry out disinfection works at streets as part of precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Tehran, Iran on April 3, 2020 [Fatemeh Bahrami / Anadolu Agency]
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    Iran warns of coronavirus surge after many ignore 'stay home' rules

    A senior Iranian health official said the greater Tehran area may face a coronavirus resurgence after many residents flouted advisories to stay home, crowding streets and causing traffic jams across the city as the country’s New Year holidays ended on Saturday, reported Reuters. Iran – the Middle East country...
  • Tunisian security forces warn people as they take security measures after a partial curfew declaration on March 18, within precautions against coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bizerte region of Tunis, Tunisia on March 28, 2020 [Nacer Talel / Anadolu Agency]
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    Tunisia government given special powers to handle coronavirus crisis

    Tunisia’s parliament on Saturday ceded some powers to the North African country’s government for two months to help it handle the coronavirus crisis and the expected economic fallout, reported Reuters. The decision, backed by all political parties, will allow Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh’s government to issue decrees, strike purchasing...
  • This picture taken on March 20, 2020 A deserted market following government instructions for people to remain at home in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus disease in the centre of Sharjah, UAE on 20 March 2020 [KARIM SAHIB/AFP/ Getty Images]
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    UAE extends coronavirus night-time curfew indefinitely

    The United Arab Emirates has extended its night-time curfew indefinitely to disinfect public areas to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state-run news agency WAM and Reuters reported late on Friday. The disinfection drive, which consists of spraying and cleaning streets, parks and public transport facilities, is being carried...
  • Jordanian soldiers keep watch on 18 March, 2020 in the capital Amman as Jordan takes measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 [KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images]
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    Jordan's nationwide curfew brings country to standstill

    Jordan confined its 10 million inhabitants to their homes in a sweeping one-day curfew on Friday that brought public life to a complete stop in a stepped-up bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus, witnesses and officials said to Reuters. The government said the 24-hour curfew that began...
  • A volunteer (L) ties a mask onto an Egyptian woman in a street in the Egyptian capital Cairo on March 20, 2020 [KHALED DESOUKI / AFP via Getty Images]
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    Coronavirus: 985 confirmed cases in Egypt

    The number of cases of the new coronavirus detected in Egypt jumped by more than 100 for the first time on Friday, bringing total infections to 985, Reuters reported the health ministry as saying. The ministry said in a statement that 120 new cases had been discovered, and that...
  • Security forces order to stay home to people after state of emergency declaration as a precaution against new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Rabat, Morocco on 21 March 2020. [Jalal Morchidi - Anadolu Agency]
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    African migrants in Morocco wait for aid as coronavirus bites

    Thousands of African migrants without revenue during Morocco’s coronavirus lockdown could run out of money for food and essentials, and rights groups have urged the government to offer them the same cash help it has promised to citizens, reports Reuters. The North African country has imposed a month-long lockdown...
  • Palestinian artist Steve Sabella [Naima Morelli]
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    ‘The era of essence, imagination and hard work’: interview with Palestinian artist Steve Sabella

    For multimedia artist Steve Sabella, these hard times require us to access the potential of our imagination in order to conjure up our collective future. His works of art reflecting the hardships of the Palestinians become universal metaphors for global rebirth. “We are in the era of something new,”...
  • The Gharibs' house in Beit Ijza, caged by a fence and surrounded by the Israeli settlement of Givon Hahadasha, as seen here in a 2018 sattelite image, west of Jerusalem [screen grab from Geomolg]
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    Israel settlements turn Palestinian house into cage

    Palestinian Saadat Sabri Gharib, 38, had never imagined that his house, which was built by his father in 1979, would be turned into a very narrow cage surrounded by barbed wire and surveillance cameras. Gharib’s house is located in the Biet Ijza neighbourhood, west of occupied Jerusalem. It was...
  • Israeli forces stand guard at checkpoints in the Old City of Jerusalem, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, ahead of the Friday Prayer in Jerusalem on March 20, 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency]
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    Mr Bennett, don't teach us lessons about humanity

    In response to a humanitarian appeal launched by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza to obtain $23 million in urgent aid, in addition to medicine and medical equipment including 250 respirators in order to deal with the coronavirus in the besieged enclave, Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett announced...
  • Palestinian citizens wear masks to protect themselves from coronavirus (COVID-19) at public places in Bethlehem, West Bank on 5 March, 2020 [Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency]
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    Israel undermines Palestinian efforts to fight coronavirus

    On Friday member of PLO’s Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi accused the Israeli occupation of undermining Palestinian efforts in the battle against coronavirus, Maan News Agency reported. In a statement, Ashrawi announced that the Israeli escalation is part of the Israeli measures to undermine the Palestinian efforts to fight the...
  • Oil field in Libya [Javier Blas/Wikipedia]
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    Libya oil production declines to unprecedented levels

    Libya’s oil production has declined to unprecedented levels due to the continuous closure of the oil fields by the militias loyal to renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, Arabi21.com reported on Friday. In a statement issued on Thursday, Libya’s National Oil Corporation announced that it is losing 127,269 barrels of...