As the number of Covid-19 related infections and deaths rises, so the regime continues to introduce precautionary and preventive countermeasures to try and mitigate its spread.
Summary: Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman has stepped in to rescue Carnival, a cruise ship company stricken by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Iraq has implemented measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but confusing messages and political opportunism are hobbling an effective response.
While the world is focussed on the Covid-19 pandemic ISIS is quietly reassembling infrastructure, financial and otherwise, that will enable it to rebuild its global terror campaign.
Covid-19 is spreading fast in Egypt notably among the armed forces and so the government has introduced a military curfew and other sweeping measures to try and contain it. Egyptians count on God and the hot weather to save them.
Mohammed Bin Salman is fighting a war in Yemen and Covid-19. So was this the time to launch an oil price war with Russia?
Will the global battle against coronavirus help to counter three major MENA wars? The evidence is mixed. Despite Covid-19 numbers rising dramatically in the Gulf states and elsewhere in the Middle East (with a particular concern that Egypt is both suppressing true numbers and showing itself dangerously unprepared) there is one ray of positive news. In Syria, one of the three major conflicts in the region, combatants have appeared much readier to accept a truce and to consider putting talks ahead of guns. In Libya, however, the warlord General …