Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 2,757

Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has increased to 2,757 with 117 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman told state TV on Monday, adding that the total number of cases ...

Couple wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they walk at Enghelab square, in Tehran, Iran.

Syria reports first coronavirus death

Syria’s health ministry said on Sunday that a woman who died after being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment was found to have been infected by coronavirus in the country’s first officially ...

People walk past shops in the old city of Damascus, Syria on 12 March.

Gulf's massive migrant workforce fears virus limbo

Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures lead to ...

A general view of Business Bay area, after a curfew was imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Dubai, UAE on 28 March.

Yemen war: Five years on, rebels stronger than ever

Five years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen's civil war, leading a military coalition to prop up the government which had been driven out of its capital, the Huthi rebels are only stronger, ...

Yemen war: Five years on, rebels stronger than ever

Gunmen storm Sikh-Hindu temple in Kabul

Gunmen stormed a Sikh-Hindu temple in central Kabul on Wednesday and were locked in an ongoing battle with security forces, an official said, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital

Gunmen storm Sikh-Hindu temple in Kabul

Saudi imposes curfew

Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases, while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger and transit ...

A cleric calls for the prayer at an empty Al-Rajhi mosque in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 20 March, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Member of Iranian clerical assembly dies from virus

A 78-year-old member of the Iranian clerical body that chooses the country’s supreme leader has died from the illness caused by the new coronavirus, news agencies reported Monday

Najaf airport in the holy city of Najaf, Iran on 15 March. Photo: Reuters

Trump’s Middle East peace plan prompts some praise, much Arab anger

US president Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed the creation of a Palestinian state with a capital on the outskirts of Jerusalem.Below are some of the reactions to the U.S. plan for ending decades of ...

Trump’s Middle East peace plan prompts some praise, much Arab anger
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