CAIRO In the heart of Egypt's capital, shoppers pack sweet shops and grocery stores to stock up for fast-breaking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, shrugging off fears about the new coronavirus.
CAIRO/DUBAI/LONDON Egypt's pound has been a rare riser among emerging market currencies beaten down by the coronavirus fallout but pressure is growing on it to weaken.
ALGIERS/CAIRO/JAKARTA Days before the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is almost sacred. | Video
ALGIERS/CAIRO/JAKARTA, April 20 Days before the
holy fasting month of Ramadan begins, the Islamic world is
grappling with an untimely paradox of the new coronavirus
pandemic: enforced separation at a time when socialising is
CAIRO Squatting with other day labourers under a bridge in Cairo, 48-year-old Yasser Nagi says he has waited in vain for two weeks for work on a construction site so he can feed his family.
BAGHDAD They survived censorship under Saddam Hussein and the years of violence that followed his downfall, so the booksellers of Baghdad are not too worried by coronavirus.
NAJAF, Iraq Iraqi hotel manager Badr al-Jilawi needs to think for a moment to remember when the last guest checked in to visit the holy Shi'ite Muslim city of Najaf, once a prime destination for millions of pilgrims.
BAGHDAD Iraq's acting prime minister said on Monday he was standing down from most of his duties and called for early elections, one day after the man who had been designated to become premier withdrew his candidacy.
BAGHDAD, March 2 A power vacuum has deepened in
Iraq after plans for a new prime minister collapsed, further
complicating the country's faltering efforts to deal with mass
unrest, a reawakening Islamic State and a spreading coronavirus
BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew his candidacy for the post on Sunday, accusing political parties of obstructing him, deepening a domestic crisis and threatening an unprecedented power vacuum.