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Nafisa Eltahir

Sudan peace talks offer little hope for protesters in Darfur

29 Jul 2020

KHARTOUM/DUBAI Efforts to bring stability to Sudan's conflict-ridden Darfur region have failed to reassure residents fearful of rising violence which has cast a shadow over peace negotiations.

Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

02 Jun 2020

DUBAI International donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday but the amount fell short of the United Nations' target of $2.4 billion needed to save the world's biggest aid operation from severe cutbacks.

MENA managers to boost Egypt funds, say Saudi Arabia and UAE most vulnerable: Reuters poll

30 Apr 2020

DUBAI Middle Eastern fund managers plan to increase investments in Egypt in the current quarter, according to a Reuters poll, and say Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are most vulnerable to tumbling oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

Few ventilators, little cash: Sudan braces for coronavirus test

23 Apr 2020

DUBAI/KHARTOUM With just a few hundred ventilators and international aid slow to materialise, Sudan's fledgling government knows it has an uphill battle against a coronavirus pandemic that has brought far richer countries to a standstill. | Video

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression', Gulf states try to curb coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

DUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of "biological aggression" by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travellers' passports.

Dubai businesses, hurt by coronavirus, pin hopes on Expo

11 Mar 2020

DUBAI Luxury car rental dealer Sheshan Gautham had a disappointing start to 2020 when nearly two thirds of his Chinese clients canceled bookings in January due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Concerts, sports events canceled in Gulf as coronavirus spreads

03 Mar 2020

DUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus.

Iran coronavirus death toll reaches 26, many Friday prayers canceled

28 Feb 2020

DUBAI Iran said on Thursday its death toll from coronavirus had risen to 26, by far the highest number outside China, and the total number of infected people now stood at 245, including several senior officials.

India sugar output for 2019-20 unlikely to see big revision: ISMA

11 Feb 2020

DUBAI Indian sugar production estimates for the 2019-20 are unlikely to be revised significantly upwards from 26 million tonnes when the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) meets to review figures, the trade body said on Tuesday.

Egypt's Canal Sugar to start production in 2021 - CEO

10 Feb 2020

DUBAI Egypt's Canal Sugar will produce 400,000 tonnes a year of white sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, the chief executive said on Monday.

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