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Escaped Irani prisoners back in jail amid coronavirus epidemic

Escaped Irani prisoners back in jail amid coronavirus epidemic

Most of the 70 inmates who escaped from a prison in western Iran last month are now back in jail, Iranian authorities said on Saturday

Kuwait reports first coronavirus death

Kuwait reports first coronavirus death

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced Saturday the first death case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while 62 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

UN warns Libya vulnerable as country suffers first virus death

UN warns Libya vulnerable as country suffers first virus death

The United Nations warned Friday that health services in conflict-plagued Libya were already fragile as the North African country recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus.

Iran hits out at US as death toll passes 3,000

Iran hits out at US as death toll passes 3,000

Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus has passed 3,000, the health ministry said yesterday, as President Hassan Rouhani accused Washington of missing a “historic opportunity” to lift sanctions.

Hezbollah asserts role in Lebanon’s virus battle

Hezbollah asserts role in Lebanon’s virus battle

The Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah is marshalling its deep resources in the fight against coronavirus, using a corps of volunteers, doctors and facilities to carve out a prominent role in the crisis-riven state’s response.

Nigerians stranded as regions close doors

Nigerians stranded as regions close doors

Thousands of Nigerians have been left cut off from homes and businesses as states across Africa’s most populous nation have shut their borders to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Rouhani: US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus

Rouhani: US has lost opportunity to lift Iran sanctions amid coronavirus

Iran's president said on Wednesday that, with the advent of the coronavirus, the United States had missed a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country

Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Iran reports 141 new virus deaths, raising total to 2,898

Iran said yesterday 141 more people have died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official toll in one of the world’s worst-affected countries to 2,898.

Coronavirus cases in Palestine rise to 117

Coronavirus cases in Palestine rise to 117

Two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, bringing total number of infections in Palestine to 117.

Europe sends medical gear to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal

Europe sends medical gear to Iran in first sanction-bypass deal

European nations have delivered medical goods to Iran in the first transaction under the Instex mechanism set up to evade American sanctions on Tehran, the German foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa

Air strikes hit Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen carried out several air strikes on Monday on the capital Sanaa, witnesses said.

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies over pandemic fears

Palestinian groups cancel mass Gaza rallies over pandemic fears

Palestinian groups in Gaza cancelled mass rallies planned for next week along the border with Israel amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus in the densely-populated territory, organisers said yesterday.

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