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Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

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Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to ...

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Narjas Zatat

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Arab countries have taken extreme measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus: French Asians hit back at racists with campaign

People have shouted racist abuse at Asians in France over the coronavirus outbreak, prompting a social media campaign.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's El Al suspends Beijing flights over coronavirus

There have been no recorded incidents of the new coronavirus in Israel yet, but the health ministry said it was 'a matter of time'.

The New Arab & agencies

Man attempts mid-air escape from London-Riyadh flight

A man who reportedly suffered a panic attack was restrained by his fellow travellers when he attempted to open a plane's door while it was ...

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

Royal couple to meet Imran Khan during Pakistan visit

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Royal couple to meet Imran Khan during Pakistan visit

Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan to a red carpet welcome, and are expected to meet Imran Khan, a friend of the late Princess ...

Malia Bouattia

How British Airways enable the deportation of LGBTQ migrants

Comment: As British Airways celebrates its 100th birthday, the airline's history of facilitating the Home Office's ...

Egypt 'ignored warnings of imminent attack' before deadly blast

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Egypt 'ignored warnings of imminent attack' before deadly blast

Egyptian authorities ignored warnings from Western intelligence services that militants were planning an attack in downtown Cairo, diplomatic ...

<em>British</em> <em>Airways</em> resumes Cairo flights after security review

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British Airways resumes Cairo flights after security review

British Airways flights to and from the Egyptian capital will start again on Friday after the carrier reviewed its security ...

EgyptAir slams 'illogical' <em>British</em> <em>Airways</em> suspension of Cairo flights

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EgyptAir slams 'illogical' British Airways suspension of Cairo flights

The vice-chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company has criticised British Airways after it suspended flights to Cairo on Saturday, ...

Lufthansa joins BA in cancelling all flights to Cairo

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Lufthansa joins BA in cancelling all flights to Cairo

Lufthansa and British Airways have both suspended flights to Egypt amid a Foreign Office terrorism warning.

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BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds

British Airways has cancelled flights to Egypt for seven days amid a Foreign Office terrorism warning.

The New Arab

Lebanon layover: Ryanair to launch cheap flights to Beirut

Flights will fly three times a week from Paphos in Cyprus to Beirut from 30 October, with initial fares starting at just €15 (£13) each way, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Airliners cancel Hormuz flights due to Iran-US war threat

Leading aircraft carriers have cancelled flights over the troubled skies of the Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar Airways acquires 5 percent stake in China Southern

Qatar Airways now holds a 5 percent share in China Southern Airlines, the Gulf carrier announced on Wednesday.

Qatar <em>Airways</em> to expand Iran flights despite US sanctions

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Qatar Airways to expand Iran flights despite US sanctions

Qatar Airways is set to expand operations in Iran from January despite US sanctions.

AFP

Trump's Iran sanctions hit European companies

The US sanctions on Iran will have a great impact on several European economies.

Qatar <em>Airways</em> pledges continued flights to Iran despite sanctions

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Qatar Airways pledges continued flights to Iran despite sanctions

The pledge comes after major European airlines stopped flights to Iran following the US sanctions' announcement.

Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

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Trump sanctions bite as Europe-Iran flights grounded

Air France and British Airways announced that they will halt flights to Tehran in September citing 'low profitability' as the ...

Iran's Khamenei 'ready to abandon' nuclear deal if necessary

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Iran's Khamenei 'ready to abandon' nuclear deal if necessary

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his government should be ready to "set aside" the 2015 nuclear deal if it is no longer in the ...

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