COVID-19

California virus crisis as cruise ship held, funding deal struck
World

California virus crisis as cruise ship held, funding deal struck

California declared a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus Wednesday as a cruise ship was held off the coast…
WHO confirms only two cases of coronavirus in Egypt so far
Egypt

WHO confirms only two cases of coronavirus in Egypt so far

The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that there are only two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Egypt…
290 million students out of school as global virus battle intensifies
World

290 million students out of school as global virus battle intensifies

Almost 300 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on Thursday with Italy the latest country to shut schools over…
Virus halts Muslim pilgrimage, Friday prayers
Middle East

Virus halts Muslim pilgrimage, Friday prayers

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Fears over the new coronavirus outbreak in the Mideast disrupted the practice of Islam itself in…
Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea film festival postponed over coronavirus fears
Culture

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea film festival postponed over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival 2020 was postponed on Tuesday as part of measures to fight the spread…
Egypt’s Health Minister to return from China this weekend, will enter 14-day quarantine
Egypt

Egypt’s Health Minister to return from China this weekend, will enter 14-day quarantine

Minister of Health Hala Zayed and a delegation from Egypt will return from an official visit to China by the…
Iran orders troops to fight coronavirus outbreak as 77 dead
Middle East

Iran orders troops to fight coronavirus outbreak as 77 dead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader put the Islamic Republic’s armed forces on alert Tuesday to assist health officials…
Net group says Wikipedia disrupted in Iran amid coronavirus
Middle East

Net group says Wikipedia disrupted in Iran amid coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Wikipedia’s Farsi-language website appears to be disrupted in Iran after a close confidant to…
Egypt cabinet denies Kuwait suspending visas for Egyptians amid coronavirus fears
Egypt

Egypt cabinet denies Kuwait suspending visas for Egyptians amid coronavirus fears

Egypt’s Cabinet spokesperson Nader Saad said on Monday that there has been no official decision from Kuwait to stop issuing…
Virus kills member of council advising Iran’s supreme leader
Middle East

Virus kills member of council advising Iran’s supreme leader

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from…
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