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Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

14 April, 2020

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

11 April, 2020

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return flights and Egyptians disrupt virus victim's burial in today's roundup.

IMF grants $745 million to Tunisia for Covid-19 response

10 April, 2020

The IMF has granted Tunisia $745 to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus fears prompt worries about migrant workers in Tunisia

09 April, 2020

Thousands of migrant workers in Tunisia are vulnerable due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report shows.

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.

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.

Tunisia warns coronavirus lockdown violators could face manslaughter charges

07 April, 2020

The Tunisian interior minister has warned that people violating movement restrictions imposed due to coronavirus could be charged with manslaughter if they infect others.

UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

07 April, 2020

The Security Council's non-permanent members requested the meeting after weeks of paralysis over the coronavirus pandemic.

Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic

05 April, 2020

Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh will be able to issue decrees without referring to the legislature in an effort to battle the pandemic in the North African country.

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

04 April, 2020

With 1,171 officially declared cases, including 105 deaths, Algeria is worse hit than its North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco, and its health sector is in dire need of improvement.

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