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The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to the town of Sarmin in rebel-held Idlib province as coronavirus spreads.

The Etihad Airways flight, which landed in Israel on Tuesday, was the second airborne delivery of humanitarian cargo by the UAE that the Palestinians say they have turned down.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Turkey continue to ease restrictions, Iran sends aid to Venezuela and another UAE cargo plane lands in Israel without consulting Palestinians.

Second UAE delivery land in Israel, without consulting Palestinians

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Second UAE delivery land in Israel, without consulting Palestinians

The Palestinian PM says he was not consulted about a delivery of coronavirus aid, coordinated by Israel and the UN.

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and other stories in today's daily roundup.

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Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

Palestine's health ministry has rejected 'uncoordinated' aid from the UAE, following Etihad Airways first known flight to Israel.

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands ...

First UAE flight to Israel, with aid for Palestinians

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First UAE flight to Israel, with aid for Palestinians

Except for Jordan and Egypt, Arab countries have no official relations with Israel but Gulf Arab nations like the UAE and the Jewish state have ...

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Gulf airlines evaluate schedules as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

Some Gulf airlines were forced to deny rumours they will resume commercial flights from June, whilst others are edging to get operations up ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iranian officials fear "fresh outbreak" of coronavirus cases, Etihad airways extends suspension of flights and ...

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 ...

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

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Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

As the novel coronavirus spread across the Middle East, several countries have closed their borders, grounded fights and imposed travel ...

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Courtney Freer

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the extent to which energy producers are vulnerable to the decline in global energy markets, ...

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Emirates continues to suspend flights to Europe over coronavirus

UAE - owned Emirates continues to suspend flights to countries across the world as it continues to fight the spread of coronavirus.

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Gulf states enforce further travel restrictions in coronavirus battle

Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia are other countries are restricting travel due to coronavirus fears.

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Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

The Abu Dhabi-funded English football super-club is facing severe sanctions for allegedly inflating its sponsorship income, allowing it to ...

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Arab airlines suspend China flights over coronavirus fears

As China continues to face global isolation over growing coronavirus fears, a number of Arab airlines joined dozens of countries in suspending ...

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

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 ...

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Saudi airline changes flight routes to avoid Iran airspace

Saudi Arabia's national airline has said it is rerouting some flight paths to avoid Iranian airspace amid heightened US-Iran tensions.

Airliners cancel Hormuz flights due to Iran-US war threat

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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.

EgyptAir cancels flights to Sudan as nationwide strike begins

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EgyptAir cancels flights to Sudan as nationwide strike begins

Egypt's national carrier cancelled its flight to Sudan on Monday citing 'ongoing events' in the country where a nationwide strike began on ...

US warns airliners flying over Gulf amid Iran tensions

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US warns airliners flying over Gulf amid Iran tensions

Commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf risk being targeted by 'miscalculation or misidentification' from the Iranian military amid ...

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