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Syria: Air defenses down missiles from Israeli warplanes State media reports that Syrian air defenses have opened fire on missiles launched from Israeli warplanes on the central province of Homs, shooting down some of them
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A man hikes in foothill of the Alborz mountain range, overlooking the capital Tehran, as he spends his New Year, or Nowruz, holidays, Iran, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. In recent days, Iran which is battling the worst new coronavirus outbreak in the region, has ordered the closure of nonessential businesses and banned intercity travels aimed at preventing the virus' spread. Public parks are closed as well as sport and recreational clubs which were shut previously. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
UN begins home food drops for Gaza's needy to stem virus A U.N. aid agency has begun delivering food to the homes of impoverished Palestinians instead of making them pick up such parcels at crowded distribution centers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Dubai throws Emirates Air a cash lifeline as travel groundedDubai's government says it will inject equity into Emirates airlines as the Middle East's largest carrier has grounded nearly all of its flights at its hub due to coronavirus restrictions on travel
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Commander: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in SyriaThe top commander of Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria says they have put down riots by Islamic State militants held in a prison there
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infectionIn some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Dubai's Emaar posts $1.68B in profit, but revenue slipsDubai's premier developer Emaar Properties has posted net profits of $1.68 billion for 2019, but revenue slightly dipped for the builder of the world's tallest tower as it faces an even tougher year ahead due to the global coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, technicians walk at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On Monday, March 30, 2020, the organizers of Expo 2020 recommended postponing the world's fair until next years over the new coronavirus pandemic. Dubai has already spent billions of dollars on the world's fair, which was supposed to take place in October. The ultimate decision over the event will be made by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions, which had awarded the fair to Dubai in 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
Dubai Expo 2020 recommends postponing a year amid virusLocal organizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 have recommended postponing til next year the event over the new coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Organizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 recommend postponing the world's fair until next year over the new coronavirus pandemicOrganizers of Dubai's Expo 2020 recommend postponing the world's fair until next year over the new coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's office says he'll go into quarantine after an aide tested positive for coronavirusIsraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's office says he'll go into quarantine after an aide tested positive for coronavirus
The Associated Press1 day ago
Activists say IS prison riots break out again in SyriaSyrian activists say imprisoned Islamic State militants have rioted again at a jail in northeastern Syria, hours after the Kurdish-led forces running the site said they had restored order there
The Associated Press1 day ago
Fearing Gaza virus spread, Hamas preps for mass quarantinesThe Gaza Strip has been largely cut off from the world for more than a decade by an Israeli-Egyptian blockade
The Associated Press1 day ago
People wearing protective clothing carry the body of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran, Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Prisoners riot in Iran; Netanyahu goes into self-quarantineIranian state-run media say prisoners in southern Iran broke cameras and caused other damage during a riot
The Associated Press1 day ago
IS militants riot in eastern Syria prison, some escapeA Syrian Kurdish official says Islamic State militants rioted inside in a prison in northeastern Syria, wrestling control from guards on an entire floor in the facility from the guards while a number of prisoners managed to escaped
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.S. soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield, Iraqi Security Forces, in the south of Mosul, Iraq  early Friday, March 27, 2020. Iraq's military on Thursday said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government and home to the American Embassy, in the first attack following a brief lull in violence from earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran
The Associated Press2 days ago
Medical workers oversee the disinfection of the streets to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first deathIran's president has lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East
The Associated Press2 days ago
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