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Keepers, animals keep each other company at Cairo’s shuttered zoo
Egypt

Keepers, animals keep each other company at Cairo’s shuttered zoo

CAIRO (Reuters) – The chimpanzees, lions and hippos of Cairo’s zoo are getting a rare spell of peace and quiet…
Saudi king earmarks $2.4 billion to pay private-sector workers
Middle East

Saudi king earmarks $2.4 billion to pay private-sector workers

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered up to nine billion riyals ($2.4 billion) to be disbursed to…
World Bank allocates $7.9 mn to Egypt to fight coronavirus
Egypt

World Bank allocates $7.9 mn to Egypt to fight coronavirus

The World Bank on Friday announced it was allocating US$7.9 million to the Egyptian government to finance a coronavirus emergency…
New 4,000-bed coronavirus field hospital opens in London
World

New 4,000-bed coronavirus field hospital opens in London

Prince Charles opened a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference center in east London on Friday, the first of…
The new 9/11: coronavirus and a looming mental health disaster
World

The new 9/11: coronavirus and a looming mental health disaster

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into uncharted territory, leaving people feeling helpless in the face of an invisible…
Photos: Egyptian returnees from US enter quarantine in Marsa Alam hotel
Egypt

Photos: Egyptian returnees from US enter quarantine in Marsa Alam hotel

A resort in Marsa Alam south of the Red Sea opened its doors for Egyptians returning from Washington as they…
Complete curfew in Egypt over coronavirus is possible: Minister
Egypt

Complete curfew in Egypt over coronavirus is possible: Minister

Information Minister Ossama Heikal said that applying a complete curfew in Egypt to confront the coronavirus remains a possibility. During…
Israel’s Netanyahu gets all-clear after second coronavirus scare this week
Middle East

Israel’s Netanyahu gets all-clear after second coronavirus scare this week

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for coronavirus on Thursday after his health minister was…
Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say
Middle East

Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq has thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases, many times more than the 772 it is has publicly…
Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus
Technology

Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus

Google says it will publish users’ location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness…
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