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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 ·

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Cease-fire by militants in Gaza after 7 die

By HAZEM BALOUSHA ·

Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province feels very American, says US consul general

  • Saudi hospitality wins the heart of diplomat who considers Kingdom one of her favorite destinations
By Bander Abdul Aziz ·

Turkish shelling kills 9 regime personnel in NW Syria: monitor

  • UN says it was trying to double aid deliveries across a border crossing from Turkey from 50 to 100 trucks a day.
  • Idlib has seen hundreds of thousands of people flee the violence
By AFP ·

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Four killed in India clash ahead of Trump arrival

  • The new law has raised worries abroad — including in Washington — that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to remold secular India into a Hindu nation while marginalizing the country’s 200 million Muslims, a claim he denies
By AFP ·

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Indonesia targets ‘virus’ of religious radicalization

By ISMIRA LUTFIA TISNADIBRATA ·

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Global trade experts gather in Riyadh as virus crisis heats up

  • More than 1,000 international companies set up operations in Saudi Arabia last year
By Frank Kane ·

Coronavirus forces fan ban at Italian football games

  • The Europa League game between Inter Milan and Ludogorets on Thursday will be affected
  • Italy reported its fifth death from the virus on Monday and it has the most confirmed cases in Europe
By AFP ·

Saudi Women’s Football League launched

By Faris Al-Rushud - Ali Khalid ·

Expelled reporters leave China after headline row

  • The journalists work for the WSJ’s news section, which is not linked to the editorial and opinion pages
By AFP ·