HOT TOPIC: CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus and the Middle East

May 27, 2020 | Besa Center

The coronavirus crisis has exposed Arab and Islamic notions of fraternity, mutual commitment, and solidarity as hollow rhetorical slogans. Each country in the region is focused entirely on its own efforts to survive economically, socially, and politically as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc.

Countries Reimpose Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike During Ramadan The Washington Post

May 21, 2020 | Foreign Policy

TRIPOLI —In the second-biggest city in Lebanon, activists are on a mission. They are scouting Tripoli’s middle-class neighborhoods, lined with well-kept apartment buildings and designer boutiques, for families who desperately need help but are too embarrassed to ask for it. The activists’ charity efforts had originally been concentrating on outreach to Syrian refugees.

VIDEO: Impact of Coronavirus on Middle East

May 20, 2020 | Bloomberg

The coronavirus has crippled businesses and markets the world over. The Middle East is no different, with nations going into lockdown, companies grinding to a halt, and fear gripping populations. Just as COVID-19 truly became a global problem, another serious curve ball rocked the region: a collapse in oil prices. Now, business leaders and government officials are trying to work out how the region can claw its way back from the double blow.

Countries Reimpose Restrictions After Coronavirus Cases Spike During Ramadan The Washington Post

May 20, 2020 | The Washington Post

BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab countries are seeing a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, prompting governments to reimpose some restrictions that had been lifted late last month ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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