Coronavirus: Rights groups urge Turkey to release jailed journalists and activists

Coronavirus: Rights groups urge Turkey to release jailed journalists and activists In joint statement, more than 25 organisations say Turkey’s overcrowded prisons pose health threat to inmates MEE staff Mon, 03/30/2020 – 22:40 Death toll from Covid-19 has reached 131 in Turkey (Reuters/File photo) Several More...

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US deploys extra Patriot missiles to Iraq amid troop drawdown

US deploys extra Patriot missiles to Iraq amid troop drawdown At least four batteries of Patriot air defence systems will be assembled at bases across Iraq, US and Iraqi sources say MEE and agencies More...

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‘If people get sick, they will recover’: Egypt’s second richest man tells workers to return to factories

‘If people get sick, they will recover’: Egypt’s second richest man tells workers to return to factories Billionaire Naguib Sawiris threatens to commit suicide if coronavirus curfew More...

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Coronavirus: Iran says 54 inmates at large after mass jail break

Coronavirus: Iran says 54 inmates at large after mass jail break The men reportedly escaped from the prison in Saqqez as guards were making preparations for a New Year amnesty MEE and agencies More...

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Coronavirus: Netanyahu aide diagnosed with disease

Coronavirus: Netanyahu aide diagnosed with disease It is unclear if Netanyahu himself is affected, and a 14-day isolation period would usually be required MEE and agencies Mon, 03/30/2020 – More...

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Coronavirus: Lebanese applaud virus-battling health workers from balconies

Coronavirus: Lebanese applaud virus-battling health workers from balconies Initiative spread online with Arabic hashtag ‘cheer for the heroes’, shared by public figures including journalists, More...

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Riot, break-out reported at Syria jail holding suspected Islamic State members

Riot, break-out reported at Syria jail holding suspected Islamic State members Members of IS led uprising and search has started for those who escaped, Observatory says MEE and agencies Mon, More...

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Israel: Labor chairman Peretz to join Netanyahu-led unity government: Report

Israel: Labor chairman Peretz to join Netanyahu-led unity government: Report Labor legislator Itzik Shmuli will also join, but party colleague Merav Michaeli will remain outside the government  More...

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Coronavirus: Syria reports first death from pandemic

Coronavirus: Syria reports first death from pandemic Syria has so far confirmed only five cases, and denied reports of a higher number of infections MEE staff Sun, 03/29/2020 – 16:39  More...

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Coronavirus and cover-up: Egypt’s two-fronted war

Coronavirus and cover-up: Egypt’s two-fronted war A high-ranking military officer tells MEE the outbreak is much wider spread than the government admits – or is prepared to handle  More...