Friday, April 10, 2020

Middle East News

Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire in Yemen

Houthi rebels near a hospital in Sanaa on April 8. KHALED ABDULLAH / REUTERSDid the masters of Saudi Arabia believe that they could find in the current health crisis a welcome pretext for withdrawing from a ruinous...

In Israel, a minister of health who worries the population

Israeli Minister of Health Yaakov LitzmanIn visits a group of quarantined people on March 2 in Tel Aviv. ARIEL SCHALIT / APLETTER FROM JERUSALEM Haro on the Minister...

Saudi Arabia announces 15-day ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition, which intervenes in Yemen in support of government forces, announced a two-week ceasefire from Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m....

In Lebanon, Hezbollah's show of force against the coronavirus

Members of the Islamic Health Society, a branch of the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement, prepare to spray disinfectant against the coronavirus epidemic in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 27. Bilal Hussein / APGeneral mobilization in...

Iran ends containment to avoid economic collapse

The closed shops of the Tajrish bazaar in northern Tehran on April 4. VAHID SALEMI / APBetween the risks to public health and those of an economic collapse, Iranian President Hassan Rohani has made his choice. Despite...

Syrian army recognized, for the first time, responsible for chemical attacks

In front of the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague on April 20. JOHN THYS / AFPThe Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for the first time,...

Coronavirus in the West Bank heightens distrust of authorities

Temperature monitoring of a Palestinian worker returning from Israel near Hebron on March 29. MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA / REUTERSOn social networks or via instant messengers, rumors have spread faster than the virus itself in the West Bank....

in Israeli hospitals, Arabs at the forefront

Medical personnel from the quarantine room at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem on March 24. YONATAN SINDEL / FLASH90In Israel, the heroes in white coats are largely Arabs. In these times of epidemic, they represent an essential...

The death of Abdel Halim Khaddam, former Syrian vice-president

Former Syrian vice-president Abdel-Halim Khaddam, in Brussels, in 2011. Thierry Roge / REUTERSFormer Syrian vice-president Abdel Halim Khaddam, who served Baathist rule for more than thirty-five years, under Hafez Al-Assad and then under his son Bashar, before...

Europeans deliver medical supplies to Iran

The Azadi tower in Tehran, decorated with flags and messages of solidarity with the countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, on March 31. - / AFPOn the Iranian issue, in the midst of a health crisis caused...

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Saudi Arabia announces ceasefire in Yemen

Houthi rebels near a hospital in Sanaa on April 8. KHALED ABDULLAH / REUTERSDid the masters of...

In Israel, a minister of health who worries the population

Israeli Minister of Health Yaakov LitzmanIn visits a group of quarantined people on March 2 in Tel Aviv. ARIEL SCHALIT / APLETTER...

Saudi Arabia announces 15-day ceasefire in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition, which intervenes in Yemen in...

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Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption

The message "Rafael returns" tagged on a wall in Quito (Ecuador), Tuesday April 7. Dolores Ochoa / APRafael Correa says he is...