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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.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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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 ...

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Young Tunisians eat in secret despite Ramadan and lockdown

The generation gap in religious observance is not new but it took on a new dimension this year as the fasting month coincides with strict movement restrictions amid coronavirus lockdown.

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Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital ...

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Libya vows to pursue Haftar's foreign supporters at UN

Libya’s internationally recognised government has captured two towns near the Tunisian border and said that it would ask the UN Security Council ...

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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

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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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your ...

Tunisia's Health Minister distributes coronavirus masks

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Tunisia's Health Minister distributes coronavirus masks

Tunisia's Health Minister Abd al-Latif al-Makki and his team distribute masks in the capital to raise awareness about coronavirus.

Morocco, <em>Tunisia</em> arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

New resolution on pandemic truce being drafted at UN

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New resolution on pandemic truce being drafted at UN

The new resolution would focus on a call for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to give warring countries the chance to tackle ...

Needy Tunisians get food aid via text messages

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Needy Tunisians get food aid via text messages

A Tunisian NGO has set up a food bank text messaging service for needy families.

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US prevents UN Council vote on pandemic truce: diplomats

The US reportedly prevented the vote over the draft's language describing the World Health Organization.

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'Like the Terminal': American author stranded in Paris airport

American author Mark Gonzales has chronicled his struggle to go home to his children in Tunisia amid flight cancellations and ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

A UN agency launches an appeal for coronavirus aid to Palestine, and Iranians have been urged to take the outbreak 'seriously'. This is today's ...

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Tunisia inspects Turkish aid plane headed for Libya

Tunisia inspected a Turkish plane headed for Libya amid a global pledge to end foreign meddling in the war-torn country.

Coronavirus costs half of migrants in <em>Tunisia</em> their jobs

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Coronavirus costs half of migrants in Tunisia their jobs

Migrants in Tunisia are losing their jobs as a result of lockdown measures imposed due to coronavirus, and although the measures are ...

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How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

<em>Tunisia</em> arrests young woman for fake coronavirus Quran verses

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Tunisia arrests young woman for fake coronavirus Quran verses

A Tunisian woman sparked outrage on social media after she published fake verses from the Quran about coronavirus.

France, <em>Tunisia</em> urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

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France, Tunisia urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

France and Tunisia have joined forces to call on the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding a ceasefire in conflicts ...

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