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Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

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 Bazaar market.

Abu Dhabi locks down with one-week <em>travel</em> <em>ban</em>

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Abu Dhabi locks down with one-week travel ban

The announcement on Sunday means that residents of the UAE will not be allowed to travel from the capital Abu Dhabi to the services hub of Dubai.

Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

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Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Parks, beaches, libraries, museums and airports are also returning to life for the first time since Turkey imposed measures to control the ...

Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

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Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

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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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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

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Turkey to resume domestic flights in June

Local flights will operate between five Turkish provinces, while passengers will have to obtain a health safety code through a mobile ...

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Turkey eases virus lockdown by reopening restaurants, leisure facilities

Turkey is planning to reopen restaurants, cafes, libraries, museums and other leisure facilities on 1 June, as well as lifting an inter-city ...

Syria imposes <em>travel</em> <em>ban</em> on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

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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.

Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

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Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

Dozens of people working closely with Egypt's President Sisi are subject to the daily coronavirus testing, said an official Egyptian source.

Iran to reopen all mosques despite coronavirus case rise

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Iran to reopen all mosques despite coronavirus case rise

Mosques across Iran will be reopened for three days during the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

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Egypt's president expands powers, citing virus outbreak

President Sissi approved amendments to the country's state of emergency, granting him and security agencies additional powers.

Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

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Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al Saud, is detained by Saudi authorities and not permitted any contact while his whereabouts remain unknown, says ...

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US-Saudi flights to resume despite Trump's travel ban

Daily flights from the US to Saudi Arabia will resume this week as the kingdom continues evacuating its citizens.

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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 ...

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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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ICC-accused former Sudanese official tests positive for coronavirus

Ahmed Haroun, a former state governor and minister, is wanted by the International Criminal Court over Darfur war crimes charges.

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

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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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Justin Amash seeks US Presidential nomination

Progressives have warned any undecided voter who is 'Amash-curious' to steer clear, for his track record against support for almost 'any public ...

'You're not welcome': Trump's confusing immigration <em>ban</em> sows anxiety

Brooke Anderson

'You're not welcome': Trump's confusing immigration ban sows anxiety

Donald Trump has signed an executive order that temporarily suspends immigration into the US, leading to apprehension and fear in communities ...

Trump denies considering delaying election after Biden's warning

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Trump denies considering delaying election after Biden's warning

President Donald Trump dismissed allegations by his opponent Joe Biden that he would try to delay the November election as the United States ...

Trump is using coronavirus to push anti-immigrant election agenda

Sahar F. Aziz

Trump is using coronavirus to push anti-immigrant election agenda

Comment: Trump is using his administration's coronavirus response to ram through his anti-immigrant election platform, writes Sahar Aziz.

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