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First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

07 April, 2020

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

07 April, 2020

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns over the health of political prisoners and rights activists detained across the Gulf, as the region battles with the coronavirus.

'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

06 April, 2020

A hunger-striking Emirati prisoner held for five years in the notorious Al-Wathba Prison has secretly made a recording calling on human rights organizations to reunite her with her children.

UAE doubles stimulus to counter coronavirus impact

06 April, 2020

Most of the new measures focused on easing financial and liquidity requirements for banks to free up cash for lending.

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''.

UAE requests to postpone Dubai Expo as curfew tightens

04 April, 2020

The UAE is extending a nighttime curfew in order to disinfect public spaces from the coronavirus, which has also forced it to propose delaying its 2020 Expo until October 2021.

Drive-thru coronavirus testing launched in UAE

03 April, 2020

The United Arab Emirates have attempted to get ahead of the coronavirus pandemic by offering drive-thru testing services.

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

03 April, 2020

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily and others to work under strict rules.

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.

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

02 April, 2020

A whole new world of content will be available to streamers in the Middle East, after regional network signed an agreement, granting it Disney+ content distribution rights on its platform.

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