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What impact is COVID-19 having on Middle East conflicts?

Beirut - The novel coronavirus has put global trade on hold, placed half of the world population in confinement and has the potential to topple governments and reshape diplomatic relations.

Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus

Beirut - Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in overcrowded and rundown camps in Lebanon are bracing for the novel coronavirus as aid groups mobilise to help.

Trump hopes virus-hit sport back 'sooner than later'

Washington - President Donald Trump said Saturday he believed US sports leagues hit by the coronavirus pandemic would resume "sooner rather than later" but declined to set a timetable for their return.

Queen Elizabeth II to praise virus response in rare address

London - Queen Elizabeth II will urge people to rise to the challenge posed by the coronavirus outbreak, in a rare special address to Britain and Commonwealth nations on Sunday.

Turkey tightens controls in public places over virus threat

Istanbul - Turkey stepped up controls Saturday on crowded public spaces including markets and ferries in Istanbul, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed the use of face masks to curb the coronavirus outbreak.

Italy cheers first drop in critical virus patients

Rome - Pandemic-hit Italy cheered Saturday after seeing its number of intensive care cases for the coronavirus that stretched its healthcare system to breaking point drop for the first time.

Italy's intensive care virus cases drop for first time

Rome - Italy saw its first drop Saturday in the number of patients intensive care treatment for the coronavirus that had stretched the Mediterranean country's world-class healthcare system to breaking point.

Stay or go? French fly home from Russia amid pandemic

Moscow - Christian Querouix, a 69-year-old pensioner, who shares his time between France and Russia, had a difficult choice to make.

Spain to extend lockdown, as deaths down for second day

Madrid - Spain's prime minister announced Saturday an extension of the country's lockdown to combat the coronavirus, saying the measures are "bearing fruit" as the number of deaths fell for a second day in a row.

Child aged five among new UK virus victims

London - Britain on Saturday reported a record 708 daily deaths from COVID-19, including a five-year-old child, who is thought to be the country's youngest victim.

Cyprus adopts mass testing for virus hotspots

Aradippou - A town in Cyprus that has become a coronavirus hotspot carried out mass testing Saturday as a climate of suspicion descended on the community amid fears the disease had spread unchecked for weeks.

Italy's doctors look for help from sleek new robots

Varese - The shiny new robots gently check the pulses of highly infectious patients on life support in the Italian epicentre of COVID-19.The doctors and nurses love them because they also help save their own lives.

Falkland Islands confirm first coronavirus case

London - The Falklands Islands government has confirmed the territory's first case of the new coronavirus.

South Africa rolls out mobile testing in virus lockdown

Johanesburg - South African public healthcare workers dispersed into the buzzing streets of Johannesburg's Yeoville neighbourhood as Africa's worst virus-hit country rolled out mass door-to-door testing for COVID-19.

Global virus deaths top 60,000, Trump warns of 'tough week' ahead

Washington - US President Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a "very horrendous" number of coronavirus deaths in the coming days as the total number of global fatalities from the pandemic soared past 60,000.

China pauses in memory of virus victims and 'martyrs'

Wuhan - China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence.

Virus patients in Spain get five-star hotel quarantine

Barcelona - An ambulance driver wearing a white protective gown enters a Barcelona hotel and announces the arrival of three new "customers" -- a trio of coronavirus patients discharged from hospital into luxury quarantine."Good morning! How are you?

Loyal US carrier sailors cheer captain relieved of command

Washington - US Navy Captain Brett Crozier was cheered by hundreds of sailors as he left the USS Roosevelt docked in Guam after his controversial firing by the Pentagon, videos showed Friday.

UN predicts 'deep recession' in LatAm due to virus

Santiago - Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in the region's GDP of 1.8 to 4.0 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN economic commission for the region said Friday.

Bolsonaro's disapproval rating rises amid virus havoc

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's disapproval rating has surged as the far-right leader has taken a vocal stance against coronavirus containment measures, two polls out Friday found.

French ski resort a slippery slope to virus for Ukraine MPs: report

Kiev - Several Ukrainian political figures who holidayed at a French ski resort have caught the coronavirus, and passed it on to others, a magazine reported Friday.

Panama transgender community worried over virus gender rules

Panama - Panama has implemented gender-based social distancing regulations to help tackle the coronavirus crisis, but the move has raised "dread" among members of the transgender community.

Orthodox motorcade in Moscow wards off virus with holy icon and prayers

Moscow - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church blessed Moscow on Friday to ward off the coronavirus, circling the city in a motorcade with a holy icon and reciting prayers.

Star footballer joins row after French scientists suggest testing virus vaccine in Africa

Paris - Two leading French doctors on Friday insisted they had been misunderstood after sparking a storm of criticism by discussing the idea of testing a vaccine for coronavirus in Africa on television.

EU inches towards economic virus plan after infighting

Apo - While the United States, China and other world powers have unleashed tremendous fiscal firepower to fight the economic chaos caused by coronavirus, Europe has not joined battle, riven by infighting.

WHO, IMF say saving lives 'prerequisite' to save jobs

Geneva - The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a "prerequisite" to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic -- a crisis they called "one of humanity's darkest hours".

UN predicts 'deep recession' in LatAm due to virus

Santiago - Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in the region's GDP of 1.8 to 4.0 percent due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UN economic commission for the region said Friday.

Italy sees signs of hope despite 766 new virus deaths

Rome - Italy saw more evidence Friday that it might have made it through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic despite the world-leading death toll growing by 766 to 14,681.

Facing Trump's wrath, 3M vows boosted mask production for US

Washington - 3M on Friday defended its handling of production and distribution of desperately needed masks to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump threatened to punish the US manufacturing giant for not shifting all distribution back home.

Italy and Russia spar over alleged coronavirus spies

Rome - Italy was engaged in a war of words with Russia on Friday over allegations Moscow hid spies among doctors it had sent to the country's coronavirus epicentre near Milan.
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