Tag: Middle East
The shopping mall, Beirut Souks, in downtown Beirut was the work of the late Iraq-born British architect, Zaha Hadid.
Reuters has captured some of those reflections along with portraits from across Africa and the Middle East of people inside their rooms looking out and outside looking in.
Some 2.91 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 203,264 have died, according to a Reuters tally, as of 1400 GMT on Sunday.
Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 54,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as the world economy nosedived.
Countries affected by the novel coronavirus around the world extended restrictions and looked for new measures to aid the virus-hit economies as WHO warned the epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region.
The European Union will send 20 million euros in humanitarian aid to Iran, which is subject to U.S. sanctions, to help alleviate the coronavirus, and will also support Tehran's request for IMF financial help, the EU's top diplomat said.
Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, an EU member state, since Turkey said on Feb. 28 it would no longer try to keep them on its territory as agreed in 2016 with the EU in return for billions of euros in aid.
Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria just before midnight on Sunday.
Two Palestinians were killed in the occupied West Bank and 16 Israelis were hurt.