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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.

UN slams attack on Libya's potential coronavirus hospital

07 April, 2020

UN coordinator for Libya refrains from naming the perpetrator in a statement condemning Monday's attack on a coronavirus-designated hospital in the capital.

Migrant rescue ship hunts for port amid coronavirus lockdown

07 April, 2020

German NGO Sea Eye is the only migrant rescue organisation still working in the Mediterranean during the global coronavirus crisis.

Libya government forces 'down' Haftar ammunition cargo plane

06 April, 2020

There are conflicting reports about the fate of a plane in Libya, as well as its cargo.

Ex-head of Libya's anti-Gaddafi revolt dies of coronavirus

05 April, 2020

Mahmud Jibril, 68, died in Cairo where he had been hospitalised for two weeks.

How has coronavirus impacted conflicts in the Middle East?

05 April, 2020

On Friday, the UN appealed for ceasefires in all conflicts across the world. Antonio Guterres, its chief, warned that ''the worst is yet to come''.

UN warns Libya vulnerable after first coronavirus death

04 April, 2020

The United Nations warned of the fragility of Libya's health services as the war-torn country grapples with its first COVID-19 death.

11 countries considering ceasefire in wake of COVID pandemic

03 April, 2020

The UN has announced that 11 countries are considering a ceasefire in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus to plunge millions into poverty in Arab world

01 April, 2020

The economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic could plunge more than eight million people in the Arab world into poverty.

Turkey sends coronavirus medical equipment to Italy and Spain

01 April, 2020

Turkey sent medical equipment to Italy and Spain in crates displaying the words of 13th century Sufi Poet Jalaluddin Rumi: "There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness."

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