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By Nasser Karimi, Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press
Iranian news outlets say the coronavirus has infected more than 10,000 health care workers in the country, which is battling the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East.
By Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Countries are considering how to ease coronavirus restrictions and start taking gradual steps toward reviving businesses and daily life. For developing nations in the Middle East and Africa, there is little room for any miscalculation.
By Amir Vahdat, Associated Press
Iran began reopening government offices Saturday after a brief nationwide lockdown to help contain the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, which has killed more than 4,300 people in the country.
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Iran’s supreme leader is suggesting that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic.
By Jane Ferguson
The number of coronavirus cases in the Middle East has risen to nearly 60,000, doubling in a single week. Governments in the region are scrambling to try to prevent the virus' spread, knowing that their fragile health care systems stand…
While some countries were grappling with how to enforce social distancing while people were still out in public spaces, the citizens of many Middle East nations watched these images on the news from their homes.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and rival Abdullah Abdullah traded blame for a possible $1 billion reduction of U.S. aid. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo made the threat after meeting with them in Kabul. Also, The…
By Isabel Debre, Associated Press
Long-running wars and conflicts across the Middle East have wrecked potential defenses against coronavirus outbreaks, leaving millions vulnerable in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, the Gaza Strip and elsewhere.
By Aya Batrawy, Associated Press
Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shown in state media Sunday in apparent good health and working, just days after the arrest of two senior princes triggered speculation about a possible coup attempt or a sudden deterioration in the king's health.
By Amir Vahdat, Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting Islamic worship in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca and Iran canceled Friday prayers in major cities. The decisions affected both…
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