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April 01, 2020
Saudi official urges Muslims to delay hajj plans over virus
A senior Saudi official urged more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year — ...
March 30, 2020
Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death
Iran's president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the ...
March 27, 2020
Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen
As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman for ...
March 25, 2020
Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts
An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it from ...
March 19, 2020
Mideast airlines lose $7B as airports shut to combat virus
Seven Middle Eastern countries have suspended all commercial flights due to the fast-spreading new coronavirus, as the ...
March 19, 2020
Virus death toll spikes in Iran, with total now at 1,135
Iran on Wednesday reported its single biggest jump in fatalities from the coronavirus as another 147 people died, raising the ...
March 17, 2020
Iran warns virus could kill 'millions' in Islamic Republic
Iran issued its most dire warning yet Tuesday about the new coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting “millions” could die ...
March 08, 2020
Bahrain F1 to run without fans due to virus as markets fall
Bahrain's Formula One race this month will be run without spectators over fears about the new coronavirus, the island kingdom ...
March 04, 2020
Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran
The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and ...
February 28, 2020
Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including officials
After facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the United States, Iran’s Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in ...
February 27, 2020
Amid virus, Saudis close Islam's holiest sites to foreigners
Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel ...
February 26, 2020
An increasingly isolated Iran tries to control virus crisis
Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider ...
February 25, 2020
Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected
The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread ...
February 24, 2020
Iran says 12 dead from new virus, rejects higher death toll
Iran's government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher ...
February 21, 2020
Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives
Iranians voted for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions ...
February 16, 2020
Iran's president: Trump doesn't want war ahead of 2020 vote
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it ...
February 11, 2020
Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension
Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest ...
February 04, 2020
Iran may block UN inspectors if it faces a 'new situation'
Iran’s president said Monday that Tehran might reconsider providing U.N. inspectors with access to Iran's nuclear facilities ...
January 29, 2020
Ethics panel warns House members not to share fake images
The House Ethics Committee is warning lawmakers not to share doctored images or videos that could “erode public trust, effect ...
January 27, 2020
Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes
The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers ...
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