Collin Allin, 41, and wife Hilda covered the 42.2-kilometre distance by running more than 2,100 laps of their 20-metre long balcony from dawn on Saturday.
Governments across the region have shuttered schools forcing pupils to stay away in a bid to combat the virus, but at the risk of deepening an already worrying educational divide.
After months of protests and years of dealing with the side effects of the war in Syria, Lebanon teeters on the financial edge.
Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran, killing all 176 on board, as it was firing ballistic missiles at US troops in Iraq.
Is it Turkey’s model as a ‘Muslim democracy’ that threatens Gulf monarchies?
The row between US-allied Arab states saw Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar in June 2017 over allegations that it backs terrorism. Doha denies the charge.
The Saudi-led bloc has shown signs that it wants to ease pressure on Qatar after nearly three years of a blockade against Doha.
Kuwaiti foreign ministry official is hopeful that a two and a half year old rupture between Doha and three Gulf states will finally come to an end.
FAA issued a ban on US airliners flying through Iranian airspace in the Gulf after Iranian forces shot down a US surveillance drone.
US President Donald Trump's statement came after Iranian Revolutionary Guards said a US "spy" drone was downed over southern Iranian province of Hormozgan. The incident was the latest in an escalating series of incidents in the Gulf region.
Despite US claim to have proof of Iranian involvement in attacks on vessels in Gulf of Oman, critics say the case against Tehran is weak.
As Qatar beat its political rival UAE at the Asian Cup semi-final, Emirati fans hurled shoes at the winning team and stormed the pitch.
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