Split into rival power centres, its medical infrastructure shattered by war and seen by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis, Yemen is handicapped by its own destitution in its fight against the new coronavirus.
Primarily dependent on oil money, the Gulf economies are losing billions of dollars as the oil prices have hit the lowest points in history.
Yes, Covid-19 originates in China, but it’s globalisation that took the virus on a world tour.
The prospect of Covid-19 hitting Yemen is terrifying considering the already ongoing humanitarian catastrophes in the country.
"Companies and establishments are prohibited from using single-use plastic bags with the aim to protect the Omani environment," the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs said in a statement.
The country has made big strides towards homegrown arms production, creating a demand for exports and reducing its reliance on imports by 48 percent compared to the previous five-year period.
Clusters of the illness continued to balloon outside mainland China, fueling apprehension across the globe that was reflected in sagging financial markets.
Team co-owner Sylvan Adams says event in Arab country –– which has no diplomatic ties with Israel –– "is emblematic of how cycling can be a force for diplomatic openness and progress."
With Saudi Arabia and the UAE increasingly using the GCC for their own ends, other Gulf countries are considering going a separate way.
There is not a single extremist Israeli position which the US has not adopted or embraced in its so-called 'peace plan'.
The drastic realignment of international alliances leaves vulnerable Muslims with few powerful friends.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab states are facing criticism for disregarding Palestinian aspirations and allowing the US to draft a partisan deal on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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