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Twitter removes thousands of fake pro-government Egyptian, Saudi accounts

02 April, 2020

Twitter announced it deleted 5,350 'inauthentic' Saudi accounts and 2,541 Egyptian accounts that amplified messaging against Qatar, Turkey and Iran under direction from the respective governments.

Emirates to resume limited passenger flights

02 April, 2020

"Emirates has received approval from UAE authorities to restart flying a limited number of passenger flights," the airline's chairman announced on Thursday.

Oil soars after Trump claims Saudi, Russia slashing output

02 April, 2020

Oil prices rebounded following Trump's announcement he had spoken to Saudi and Russian leaders, claiming they had agreed to cut back production by at least 10 million barrels per day.

Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

02 April, 2020

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic may face fines for illegally closing their borders to refugees during the 2015 crisis, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

UN envoy in talks for Yemen ceasefire over coronavirus

02 April, 2020

The UN envoy to Yemen is attempting to get warring parties into 'virtual' negotiations to deliver a ceasefire that may curb the impact of Covid-19 on the impoverished nation.

Lebanon unfairly targeting refugees in coronavirus lockdown, says HRW

02 April, 2020

Lebanese municipalities have introduced discriminatory restrictions on Syrian refugees that do not apply to Lebanese residents, despite there being no coronavirus cases yet reported among refugees.

Kashmiri man fakes death to evade India’s Covid-19 lockdown

02 April, 2020

A villager trying to return home under India's coronavirus clampdown travelled over 100 miles pretending to be dead in an ambulance before he was caught by police in Kashmir.

Iran 'only acts in self-defence,' foreign minister tells Trump

02 April, 2020

'Iran starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do' Javad Zarif tweeted after Trump said Iran was planning a 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq.

Greece quarantines migrant camp with scores of coronavirus cases

02 April, 2020

Ritsona camp near Athens in being placed under a two-week 'sanitary isolation' after dozens of its residents tested positive for coronavirus without showing symptoms.

Pakistan overturns Briton's death sentence in US journalist murder

02 April, 2020

British-born Omar Sheikh is set to be released from Pakistani prison after his sentence was overturned amid claims he was wrongly convicted of the killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

Oil rebounds on hopes of US intervention

02 April, 2020

US President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to make a deal to end their price war over oil.

Afghanistan holds talks with Taliban on prisoner swap deal

01 April, 2020

A prisoner swap deal that is expected to jump-start a floundering peace process between the Afghan government and the Taliban was discussed on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies
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