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Sudan court upholds corruption conviction of ousted leader Bashir

08 April, 2020

An appeals court upheld a conviction against Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday.

Somalia reports first coronavirus death

08 April, 2020

A 52-year old man became the first man to die in war-torn Somalia, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

08 April, 2020

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's air force for chemical attacks.

Tunisia's health minister breaks down over coronavirus on TV

08 April, 2020

Tunisia's health minister broke down in tears 'of strength' over the public's inability to adhere to the government's coronavirus measures.

Dubai suspends marriage and divorce during Covid-19 lockdown

08 April, 2020

Dubai is suspending marriages and divorces during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia halts parental visitation rulings to curb Covid-19

08 April, 2020

Saudi Arabia has issued a ruling banning parents and children from visiting each other in a new measure to curb coronavirus.

Covid-19 struck Iran urges IMF to accept $5b loan

08 April, 2020

Iran has urged the IMF to give a $5 billion emergency loan to combat coronavirus.

Covid-19 pandemic deals heavy blow to Egypt's working poor

08 April, 2020

Egypt's working class have to deal with yet more poverty and a risk of disease as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.

Oil rebounds as hopes grow for output cut deal

08 April, 2020

Oil prices have increased ahead of an OPEC+ meeting due to take place on Thursday.

Gulf states urged to unblock internet calls amid coronavirus

08 April, 2020

Human rights groups are calling on several Gulf countries to unblock popular calling apps like WhatsApp and Skype.

Eastern Libya reports first coronavirus case

08 April, 2020

After a number of COVID-19 cases were confirmed in western Libya, the outbreak is reported to have reached the country's east.

Pampered Kuwaitis complain about 5-star quarantine centres

08 April, 2020

Kuwaitis have taken to social media to complain that their meat is too fatty and salad is too dry in luxury quarantine centres.

The New Arab & agencies
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