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Iraqi MP dies of Covid-19
Middle East

Iraqi MP dies of Covid-19

BAGHDAD: Iraqi lawmaker Ghida Kambash died Friday after contracting the novel coronavirus, parliament announced, its...

Updated Jul 11, 2020 03:24am
Lebanon holds meeting with IMF, more talks next week
Middle East

Lebanon holds meeting with IMF, more talks next week

  • The talks have been bogged down by a row over the scale of financial losses that has embroiled the government.
  • Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni said last week the talks were on hold pending the start of economic reforms and agreement on the losses.
Published Jul 10, 2020 08:50pm
Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel on annexation
Middle East

Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan warn Israel on annexation

  • The Palestinian Authority, which wants the West Bank for a future Palestinian state, opposes the move. The United States has yet to give its approval to the annexation plans.
  • We concur that any annexation of Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 would be a violation of international law and imperil the foundations of the peace process.
Published Jul 07, 2020 05:21pm
Gulf economies to shrink by 7.6pc this year, IMF says
Middle East

Gulf economies to shrink by 7.6pc this year, IMF says

  • "We expect the GCC economies to contract by 7.6% this year, the contraction will be across all sectors, oil and non-oil."
  • Saudi Arabia's central bank governor said instead that the kingdom expects its economy to fare better than forecast by the IMF.
Published Jun 30, 2020 07:28pm