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

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

Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran launches 'corona police' force to enforce lockdown as health minister says "one in five" may have been infected.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

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Lebanon adopts law to lift banking secrecy for officials

Activists have criticised a last-minute change in the law that prevents judges from independently ordering a disclosure.

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Saudi attacker on US base had longstanding al-Qaeda ties

The Saudi student who killed three Americans at a US naval base had longstanding ties to Al-Qaeda and planned an attack before he arrived in the ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in ...

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Iranian airline accused of 'spreading coronavirus' to the region

The Iranian airline broke government flight bans and contributed to the spread of covid-19 to the region, a report said.

Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation <em>flight</em>

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Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation flight

Lebanon said it will not allow Lebanese-born expatriated Palestinian refugees on coronavirus evacuation flights, leaving them stranded abroad ...

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Lebanon prime minister says bank deposits plunge $5.7 billion

Lebanon's prime minister said bank deposits in the debt-ridden country have plummeted $5.7 billion in the first two months of the year.

Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

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Amnesty complains to Premier League about MbS Newcastle bid

The Human rights group has expressed grave concerns over Saudi Arabia's potential purchase of Newcastle, given the country's history.

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Emirates Airline is conducting rapid coronavirus testing for passengers, Israel arrests 'anti-Palestinian' extremist settlers who escaped ...

Emirates Airlines launches first rapid coronavirus test for passengers

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Emirates Airlines launches first rapid coronavirus test for passengers

Emirates airline tested passengers flying out of Dubai airport for coronavirus.

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Emirates to resume limited passenger flights

"Emirates has received approval from UAE authorities to restart flying a limited number of passenger flights," the airline's chairman announced on Thursday.

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Iranian airline's return flights to China fuelled coronavirus outbreak

As Iran formally suspended flights to the virus' one-time global epicentre, Mahan Air flights between China and Iran continued unabated, reports ...

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European influencer arrested for 'mocking' Dubai beach coronavirus curfew

A European influencer has been detained the UAE for breaking beach curfew rules.

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Iraq's Shia defy curfews to commemorate revered imam

There are worries coronavirus will spread further in Iraq as pilgrims flout distancing guidelines and attend the commemoration of a revered imam ...

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 ...

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Egypt 'likely under-reporting 19,000' coronavirus cases, disease specialists believe

Canadian disease specialists believe Egypt, which is home to more than 100 million people, is likely to be underreporting the number of ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Iran will resume flights to Europe after coronavirus pause

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Iran will resume flights to Europe after coronavirus pause

Iran's national carrier suspended flights to Europe on Sunday, citing European 'restrictions' imposed for 'unknown reasons', without mentioning ...

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.

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