Lebanon teeters as currency peg leaves the economy warped

Lebanese pound's crash guts household finances and lowers the government's revenue forecast

Iran reports surge in Covid-19 cases

Health minister says citizens  are ignoring social distancing measures

Arab economies are at record lows but saw improvement in May

IHS Markit purchasing managers’ index surveys show Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE still below 50, indicating contraction

Covid-19 toll turns Facebook into deathbook in Yemen

City of Aden has highest coronavirus mortality rate at 70%, UN chief says

UAE’s plan to bolster food security pays off in face of pandemic

The country’s confidence that it will have enough food is bolstered by its success in growing its own, using innovative techniques

Pandemic curdles Saudi Arabia’s plans to exit oil economy

Workers in the restaurant and entertainment industries are feeling the pinch amid shutdowns

Pandemic could push already-vulnerable Yemenites into starvation

A five-year war has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine, now the coronavirus pandemic has put its shaky food security under further pressure

Taliban and Afghan back to war-like posturing amid attacks

The Taliban, which denied involvement in Tuesday’s attacks, warns it is ‘fully prepared’ to counter any strikes by Afghan forces

Giving virus warnings, Iran opens mosques for Laylat al-Qadr

A high point during the fasting month of Ramadan, authorities urge safety protocols during worship as Covid-19 figures continue to rise

Iran launches satellite but denies it’s for weapons programme

Iran insists it has no nuclear ambitions as Donald Trump tweets that the US Navy must ‘destroy  Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea’

UAE eyes growth in hi-tech vertical farms to beat coronavirus gloom

With global food chains under increasing pressure, local producers hope to play a bigger role in food production

MPs to step in as Gantz and Netanyahu miss alliance deadline

Israel president orders a divided parliament to end deadlock over unity government

Qatar flies to the rescue, winning plaudits as virus halts aviation

Doha is hoping that rescue flights to collect stranded passengers will score diplomatic points for the Gulf state

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Saudi Arabia imposes curfew to curb coronavirus spread

Riyadh imposed a 24-hour lockdown on residents in all of its major cities

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