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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 fully committed to protecting human rights

  • World urged to come to the rescue of Palestinians, Yemenis and Rohingyas
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 ·

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Indonesia targets ‘virus’ of religious radicalization

  • Vice President Ma’ruf Amin shares concern over former Indonesian Daesh members who want to return home
  • There are 600 former jail inmates under observation of national counterterrorism agency BNPT
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 ·

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 ·

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 ·