As part of the precautionary measures taken by Qatar to reduce the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), the Zakat Fund of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs has issued new instructions for aid seekers, related to providing permanent, urgent and one-time aid in addition to other assistance, which... Read more
Citing a threat to Israeli democracy, opponents of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the Supreme Court on Sunday to block what they described as a power grab by the caretaker government under the guise of combating the coronavirus epidemic. The petitioners asked the court to restore the full powers... Read more
An ambulance is seen on an empty street in Amman after the start of a nationwide curfew Jordan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorised physicians to use hydroxychloroquine along with an antiviral medicine as a treatment for COVID-19 in patients in an advanced stage of the disease.... Read more
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran on Sunday Iran’s supreme leader refused American assistance to fight the new coronavirus citing a conspiracy theory claiming it could be man-made by the United States government. Ayatollah Ali... Read more
PARIS — Iran has released the French academic Roland Marchal, an official in the French president’s office said on Saturday, as part of a prisoner swap agreement with France. Mr. Marchal, who had been imprisoned in Iran since June on security charges, was due to arrive in France around... Read more
WASHINGTON — President Trump was getting ready to declare the coronavirus a “national emergency,” but inside the White House last Thursday, a tense debate erupted among the president and his top advisers on a far different subject: whether the United States should escalate military action against Iran, a longtime... Read more
An Iraqi security officer walks near the ‘Arch of Victory’ memorial in the Green Zone of Baghdad A number of rockets hit near the embassy of the United States in Iraq’s capital early on Sunday, a US military source has said, in the latest of a series... Read more
‘So many people are being killed in Yemen – it’s a tragedy and it’s unjustified,’ Lise Grande, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, said Yemen’s Houthi rebels say more than 30 civilians have been killed in air raids carried out by a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition,... Read more
The discussions began in October last year on a row in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in June 2017 Qatar’s foreign minister has said efforts to resolve a years-long Gulf diplomatic crisis were not successful... Read more
WASHINGTON — Russia is intensifying a pressure campaign on U.S. military forces in northeastern Syria following the American withdrawal from much of that area ahead of a Turkish cross-border offensive last fall, American military and diplomatic officials say. Russian military personnel have increasingly had run-ins with U.S. troops on... Read more