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Dubai braces for financial hit as coronavirus batters vital tourism
Middle East

Dubai braces for financial hit as coronavirus batters vital tourism

DUBAI (Reuters) — The sundecks on Dubai’s beaches lie empty, and red flags warn visitors away from the waterfront to…
China’s imported cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut
World

China’s imported cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut

China reported more than 50 imported cases of the coronavirus on Friday, hours after announcing a ban on foreigners entering…
EgyptAir operated 33 international flights so far to bring stranded Egyptians home
Egypt

EgyptAir operated 33 international flights so far to bring stranded Egyptians home

EgyptAir managed to operate 33 international flights from March 19 through March 26 to various cities around the world to…
Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts
Middle East

Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts

CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it…
Egypt’s airports to remain closed until April 15 to fight spread of coronavirus
Egypt

Egypt’s airports to remain closed until April 15 to fight spread of coronavirus

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly moved on Tuesday to extend the suspension of international air traffic in airports nationwide until…
Egypt confirms one new death, 36 additional coronavirus cases, raising total to 402
Egypt

Egypt confirms one new death, 36 additional coronavirus cases, raising total to 402

Egypt confirmed on Tuesday 36 new coronavirus cases and one additional death, bringing the total number of cases confirmed so…
Saudi reports first coronavirus death, UAE gears up for lockdown
Middle East

Saudi reports first coronavirus death, UAE gears up for lockdown

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reported its first death from the coronavirus, a 51-year-old Afghani resident, while the…
Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria
Middle East

Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world’s busiest international airport, announced early on…
Shops close across Turkey, dimming hopes of a boom year
Middle East

Shops close across Turkey, dimming hopes of a boom year

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) — Shops closed across Turkey on Thursday to help halt the coronavirus spread, dimming the economy’s prospects and…
Mideast airlines lose $7B as airports shut to combat virus
Middle East

Mideast airlines lose $7B as airports shut to combat virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven Middle Eastern countries have suspended all commercial flights due to the fast-spreading coronavirus…
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