Lebanon

Undocumented in Lebanon: No papers, no coronavirus test

Prohibitively high costs for undocumented people leave some migrant workers fearing for their lives.

Undocumented in Lebanon: No papers, no coronavirus test

Gaza

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies due to coronavirus

Palestinians urged to mark Great March of Return by raising flags on their rooftops.

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies due to coronavirus

Yemen

Young, gifted and Yemeni: Writers find inspiration despite war

Shortage of books and tight restrictions are just some of the challenges faced by war-torn Yemen's aspiring writers.

Young, gifted and Yemeni: Writers find inspiration despite war

Yemen

Why Houthis offered Saudi POWs swap for jailed Palestinians

Leader of Yemen-based Houthi rebels offers Saudi pilot and officers in a swap for Palestinian activists in Saudi jails.

Why Houthis offered Saudi POWs swap for jailed Palestinians

Palestine

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

For Palestinians who work in Israel, COVID-19 threatens not only health but their means to provide for their families.

Palestinian labourers fear loss of income as well as coronavirus

Turkey

Turkey suspends all international flights, expands restrictions

Erdogan announces strict monitoring of travel within Turkey among other measures, calling on Turks to 'show patience'.

Turkey suspends all international flights, expands restrictions

AJ Impact

Saudis not bowing to Trump admin pressure to end oil price war

Riyadh declared an oil war after Moscow refused to back a proposal for deep output cuts to offset virus demand blow.

Saudis not bowing to Trump admin pressure to end oil price war

Coronavirus pandemic

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Global coronavirus death toll passes 25,000, with Italy and Spain announcing almost 2,000 fatalities in just 24 hours.

US confirmed coronavirus cases top 100,000: Live updates

Podcast

How one song got an entire music genre banned in Egypt

The Take podcast explores the history behind mahraganat's biggest hits, and its biggest controversy.

How one song got an entire music genre banned in Egypt

Middle East

Gantz angers supporters as Israel moves towards unity government

Opposition leader cites the coronavirus epidemic as the reason for his decision to pursue a unity government.

Gantz angers supporters as Israel moves towards unity government

Iran

Iran urges US to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic

Foreign Minister Zarif accuses US of keeping innocent men jailed in 'horrific facilities' during COVID-19 outbreak.

Iran urges US to free Iranian prisoners amid coronavirus pandemic

Middle East

Volunteers step in to fill health system gaps in Sudan

With no treatment or vaccine for coronavirus, volunteers say they will continue to provide the services they can to fight the disease.

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

The death toll in Italy rose to 7,503, with 74,386 infections, as Spain's death toll surpassed China's.

Italy reports 683 more coronavirus deaths: Live updates

Middle East

US-led coalition withdraws from Iraq airbase after rocket attacks

Troops at Qayyarah airbase in northern Iraq withdraw after deadly rocket attacks on bases with coalition personnel.

Coronavirus pandemic

US coronavirus cases surge, most in world: Live updates

US reports more than 82,400 COVID-19 cases as Italy's death toll surges past 8,000.

US coronavirus cases surge, most in world: Live updates