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Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up
Middle East

Lebanese are gripped by worry as economic meltdown speeds up

BEIRUT (AP) — Shops closing, companies going bankrupt and pharmacies with shelves emptying — in Lebanon these days, fistfights erupt…
Kuwait names new oil and finance ministers as government faces liquidity crunch
Middle East

Kuwait names new oil and finance ministers as government faces liquidity crunch

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Kuwait’s emir on Monday approved a new cabinet that included new ministers of oil and finance for…
Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid as PM – state media
Middle East

Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid as PM – state media

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister on Tuesday following…
Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave Lebanon, in blow to healthcare
Middle East

Hundreds of disillusioned doctors leave Lebanon, in blow to healthcare

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Fouad Boulos returned to Beirut in 2007 from the United States having trained there in pathology and…
Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus
Middle East

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and…
‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums
World

‘Eating rats’: Myanmar’s second lockdown drives hunger in city slums

YANGON (Reuters) – After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall…
Newsmaker: After year of turmoil, Hariri returns as Lebanese premier
Middle East

Newsmaker: After year of turmoil, Hariri returns as Lebanese premier

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A year after Lebanon was rocked by huge protests against its entrenched ruling elite, politicians have picked…
Sudanese return to streets over dire living conditions
Middle East

Sudanese return to streets over dire living conditions

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese protesters took to the streets in the capital and across the country Wednesday over dire living…
Young Egyptian remembers father killed by COVID-19 as she heads back to school
Egypt

Young Egyptian remembers father killed by COVID-19 as she heads back to school

CAIRO (Reuters) – When 12-year-old Sama Mohamed’s father died of the coronavirus in May, the family tried cutting expenses. With…
Sudanese strains surface as US pressure triggers debate on Israel
Middle East

Sudanese strains surface as US pressure triggers debate on Israel

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – US pressure on Sudan to normalize ties with former adversary Israel has stirred public debate on a…
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