Dubai property developer Nakheel has slashed salaries by as much as 50 per cent as it tries to weather the coronavirus crisis, according to an … Read more
Wizz Air’s planned Abu Dhabi-based joint venture carrier is expected to start flying this year, the European budget airline said in a statement on … Read more
Afghan officials on Sunday launched a hunt to retrieve bodies of Afghan migrants from a river in a western province after reports that Iranian … Read more
728 Iranians have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, misled into the believe that it can cure the novel coronavirus.
The local health authority … Read more
Saudi Arabia has ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors after effectively abolishing floggings, as the kingdom seeks to blunt criticism over … Read more
Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters.
The decision by … Read more
Iran has reported its lowest daily number of new coronavirus cases since 21 March, with 1,030 detected in the past 24 hours, according to its … Read more
Iran will destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf, the head of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards told state TV on Thursday, … Read more
Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, urged Muslims worldwide to pray at home during Ramadan if their countries require social distancing … Read more
The UAE warned it would review labour ties with countries refusing to take back citizens, including those who lost their jobs or were put on … Read more
Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus has risen to 4,585, with 111 deaths overnight, a health ministry official said, adding the total number of … Read more
Aid agencies have expressed alarm after the first virus case was confirmed in Yemen, where years of civil war have devastated health systems.
Oxfam said … Read more
Concerns about a potential outbreak in Yemen, where no cases have been reported so far, are partly behind a decision to call a halt to … Read more
Municipality workers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus at the Kuwait Salmiya market, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait, 04 … Read more
Dubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures … Read more
The Middle East Eye reports that Qatar Airways to ask for state finance as its running out of cash.
“We have received many requests from … Read more
The United Arab Emirates is closing all commercial centers and shopping malls along with fish, meat and vegetable markets.
The new rule will come into … Read more
Iran on Wednesday reported its single biggest jump in fatalities from the coronavirus as another 147 people died, raising the country’s overall death toll to … Read more
United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of valid residence visa holders who are still abroad starting at noon on Thursday for two weeks and … Read more
Iran’s Ambassador in France Bahram Qasemi said on Monday that coronavirus does not know people and country, old and young and poor and rich, and … Read more
Security forces will empty the streets of cities across Iran in the next 24 hours in a drive to fight the spread of the new … Read more
Saudi Arabia has suspended all international flights for two weeks, starting Sunday, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, state news agency SPA said on Saturday, … Read more
The United States waged a series of precision air strikes late Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket … Read more
One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north … Read more
Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel of citizens and residents and halted flights with several states due to coronavirus fears, state news agency SPA said … Read more
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that it would impose a fine of up to 500,000 riyals ($133,000) on those who do not declare correct health-related … Read more
Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, … Read more
Saudi Arabia has detained two senior members of the Saudi royal family – Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, and Mohammed … Read more
Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the abduction of two of his daughters and orchestrated a campaign of intimidation against his former wife, … Read more
A film by an Iranian director about capital punishment has won the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Mohammad Rasoulof was banned from … Read more
Trump announces travel restrictions and warnings for US citizens including Italy, Iran and South Korea
In a rare televised news conference from the White House on Saturday, President Donald Trump said the risk to Americans from coronavirus remains low and … Read more
Saudi Arabia on Thursday halted travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a new viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual … Read more
Kuwait has barred foreign ships, except those carrying oil, from departing to or arriving from several countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according … Read more
Iran’s deputy health minister said he has contracted the coronavirus and placed himself in isolation, a day after appearing feverish at a press conference in … Read more
An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the Turkey-Iran border region early on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
Nine people, including three children, … Read more
Iranian state TV announced the first partial results from the country’s parliamentary elections, indicating a strong showing by hard-liners in the capital Tehran, although authorities … Read more
The Financial Action TaskForce (FATF) which is considered to be the global dirty money watchdog placed Iran on its blacklist on Friday after it failed … Read more
The United Arab Emirates took a final step toward switching on the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear power plant, even as the country prospers by … Read more