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Gulf states report first coronavirus cases, halt flights to Iran

  • Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq announced first cases coming from Iran
  • Saudi embassy in Kuwait continues to follow up on condition of Saudi citizen
By Agencies ·

Iran accused of coronavirus coverup amid claims of 50 deaths

  • The government announced Iran’s coronavirus death toll had jumped by four to 12
  • Authorities have ordered the closure of schools, universities and other educational centers across the country
By AFP ·

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Malaysian PM resigns but stays on as interim leader

  • New government may exclude Mahathir’s anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim
  • Mahatir also quit the Malaysian United Indigenous Party which he founded ahead of the 2018 general election
By Nor Arlene Tan ·

Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah hosts Classic Car Festival 2020

  • The largest of its kind in the Middle East, the festival will showcase 500 classic and rare cars
By SPA ·

If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there: Finance Minister Le Maire

  • Le Maire said France is looking at options to support Lebanon recover from its financial crisis
  • IMF discussed all possible options in recent meetings with Lebanese officials
By Reuters ·

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape

  • Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury
  • He was convicted of sexually assaulting Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, in 2013
By AFP ·

Egypt hails new ‘furniture city’ but many craftsmen unconvinced

  • Take-up has been slow for industrial parks built to boost the country’s economy
By Reuters ·

Saudi Women’s Football League launched

  • The first season of the WFL, a nationwide initiative, will be held in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam
  • League inaugurated by president of Saudi Sports for All Federation
By Faris Al-Rushud - Ali Khalid ·

Qatar’s BeIN chairman, two others indicted in bribery case

  • Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke charged with accepting bribes, among others
  • Al-Khelaifi charged with inciting Valcke to commit aggravated criminal mismanagement
By AP ·