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Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Are Scared To Get Tested For The Coronavirus Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who number more than 1 million, are afraid to come forward for coronavirus testing or treatment.
NPR.org | Mar 31, 2020 8:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Lebanon, Some Turn To Beloved Local Saint For Solace And Protection From COVID-19 St. Charbel is revered for his healing miracles. "He gives us faith and strength, especially in this time of sickness," says a pilgrim visiting his tomb. "He is the only cure, in my opinion."
NPR.org | Mar 31, 2020 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Coronavirus Spreads Through Israeli, Palestinian Communities Gaza braces for onset of coronavirus cases. West Bank's early restrictions may have staved off a crisis. And, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is self-quarantined and will be named prime minister again.
NPR.org | Mar 31, 2020 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: COVID-19 Tests, Hospital Capacity, Coronavirus Lockdowns President Trump says more coronavirus tests will be made available. States ramp up hospitals'capacity as COVID-19 cases multiply. And, Palestinian and Israeli leaders lauded for tight lockdowns.
NPR.org | Mar 31, 2020 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
While The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Devastating Iran, The U.S. Has Added More Sanctions The rampant outbreak of the coronavirus in both countries hasn't stopped the United States from slapping tougher and tougher sanctions on Iran in a cold war that keeps simmering.
NPR.org | Mar 30, 2020 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Do You Wash Your Hands To Fend Off Coronavirus If Water Is Scarce? One of the top pieces of advice is: Wash your hands to prevent infection. But millions of people don't have access to running water.
NPR.org | Mar 30, 2020 5:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Oil Prices Crash, Virus Hits, Commerce Stops: Iraq Is in Trouble. Iraq depends on oil revenues, which have plummeted. The country is so desperate it is asking for donations to help it weather the pandemic.
New York Times | Mar 29, 2020 3:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Egypts Female Lion Tamers Show the Men How to Do It The broader struggle for womens equality may be lagging in Egypt, but six women dominate the field of lion taming in the country.
New York Times | Mar 29, 2020 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A Wedding In Jordan Leads To A Coronavirus Cluster And Closure Of A Major City The Middle Eastern kingdom says 26 people tested positive for the virus after the large gathering, reportedly including a guest who flew in from Canada.
NPR.org | Mar 27, 2020 6:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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As Turkey Ends Inquiry, Prospects Dim for Justice in Khashoggi Killing Efforts to hold Saudi officials accountable for the killing of the dissident journalist continue, but any punishment appears unlikely.
New York Times | Mar 27, 2020 5:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend