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Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

31 March, 2020

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

31 March, 2020

Malaysia tells wives how to behave during the lockdown, prisoners riot in Iran, and the Syrian regime records its second death.

Turkey's Erdogan donates seven months salary to combat coronavirus

31 March, 2020

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would donate seven months worth of his salary toward a National Solidarity Campaign to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Iranian airline's return flights to China fuelled coronavirus outbreak

31 March, 2020

As Iran formally suspended flights to the virus' one-time global epicentre, Mahan Air flights between China and Iran continued unabated, reports suggest.

Jordanian woman alleges family abuse under coronavirus lockdown

31 March, 2020

In a viral Facebook Live broadcast, a Jordanian woman claimed that she and her son were expelled from their family home, despite Jordan's coronavirus lockdown.

Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse massacre' in Yemen's capital

31 March, 2020

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Arabian horses in the Yemeni capital on Monday.

UK renews repatriation efforts, stranded Arab Britons grow weary

31 March, 2020

Shortly before the UK government announced new rescue efforts for stranded nationals, Arab UK citizens told The New Arab of the difficulties they faced being stuck overseas.

Qatar designates industrial zone hospital as coronavirus treatment centre

31 March, 2020

Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital will be used to treat Covid-19.

Iran-Turkey gas tap closes after 'terror' attack on pipeline

31 March, 2020

The flow of natural Iranian gas to Turkey has been halted after an attack by 'terrorists', reports confirmed on Tuesday.

Oil rises after US and Russia plan talks

31 March, 2020

Oil prices have risen after talks of a possible deal between producers Russia and the US being on the cards.

Twitter suspends Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's official accounts

31 March, 2020

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni's official Arabic-language account has been suspended by Twitter without explanation.

Inmates riot in southern Iran prison over coronavirus spread

31 March, 2020

Iranian authorities have released around 100,000 prisoners in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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