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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the country's response to the virus. Here's your daily coronavirus update.

<em>Qatar</em> <em>Airways</em> says no new planes in 2021

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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

Egyptians stuck in <em>Qatar</em> lockdown fly home despite blockade

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Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

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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.

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Kuwait Airways to slash 1,500 jobs amid coronavirus pressure

Kuwait Airways is laying off a quarter of its workforce as coronavirus piles pressure on the aviation industry.

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Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations

Qatar Airways has decided to resume flights to dozens of countries in the next few weeks despite Covid-19 still being a ...

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.

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Qatar Airways to offer free flights to medics worldwide

Qatar's national airline said it will give away complimentary round trip tickets to 100,000 health workers to honour their work during the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran re-opening mosques, free flights for healthcare workers, Gulf states reaching out to Israel, a new lockdown for Lebanon ...

<em>Qatar</em> <em>Airways</em> warns of 'substantial' job losses

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Qatar Airways warns of 'substantial' job losses

The Gulf airline, which flew to more than 170 destinations with 234 aircraft as of March, has been hit by travel bans imposed to contain the ...

Gulf airlines evaluate schedules as some Covid-19 restrictions ease

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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 ...

<em>Qatar</em> 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 ...

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

Alainna Liloia

Don't forget about the Gulf's migrant workers

Comment: For migrant workers in the Gulf, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their already vulnerable position, writes Alainna Liloia.

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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 ...

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, ...

Coronavirus hits migrant workers in <em>Qatar</em>

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Coronavirus hits migrant workers in Qatar

An outbreak in an area of Qatar where migrants live and work has placed much of the country's labour force at risk.

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Qatar Airways lays off 200 staff over coronavirus outbreak

The airline joins many others in limiting and grounding flights to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Gulf states enforce further travel restrictions in coronavirus battle

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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.

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases from Iran

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Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases from Iran

Three people in Kuwait and one person in Bahrain have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, noting all of the ...

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