The flight ban, which will last at least a week, shows the growing concern over the spread of the virus in Iran amid worries the outbreak may be larger than what authorities there now acknowledge.Global News
Warning follows researchers’ claim that port screening will only catch half of infected travellersThe Independent
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.IN
A Turkish Airlines flight from Iran to Istanbul was diverted to Ankara on Tuesday at the request of Turkey's Health Ministry, an aviation source said, and TV broadcasters said passengers were suspected of coronavirus infection.U.S.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on the warring sides in Idlib, Syria, on Tuesday to allow safe passage for civilians to escape attacks and it reminded them that hospitals, markets and schools are protected by law.U.S.
Two more people infected with the new coronavirus have died, taking the toll in Iran to 16, a Health Ministry official told state TV on Tuesday.U.S.
As death toll of those infected by the new coronavirus reached 16, Iran's health ministry on Tuesday urged Iranians to stay at home, a ministry spokesman told state TV.U.S.
Saudi Arabia has advised citizens and residents to avoid traveling to Italy and Japan amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak, state-owned Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday.U.S.
Even according to official figures, Iran has the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East with 95 people now infected - an increase of 34 since yesterday - and 15 dead.Mail Online
Iran Health Ministry spokesman: Outbreak of new coronavirus has killed 15 in Islamic Republic amid 95 confirmed casesABC News
Iraq has detected four new cases of coronavirus in Kirkuk province, the health ministry said on Tuesday, bringing the total cases in the country to five and marking the first instance of Iraq patients.U.S.
The low turnout and the conservative victory in the parliamentary elections in Iran indicate intense electoral disenchantment and set the stage for the ascendance of a hard-liner as president.www.nytimes.com
Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized the town of Nairab in northwest Syria's Idlib, Turkish and rebel officials said on Tuesday, the first area to be taken back from Syrian government forces advancing in the province.U.S.
United Arab Emirates civil aviation officials ban all flights from Iran for at least a week amid coronavirus outbreakABC News
Michael Peck Security, Middle East Could that be true? Key point: An Israeli strike in Iran would be risky even with F-35s, given distance to the target and Iranian air defensesThe National Interest
Two more Iranians infected with a coronavirus have died, media website Eghtesaonline said on Tuesday, taking to 14 the toll in the Islamic Republic, which has the highest tally of deaths outside China, where the virus emerged late last year.IN
South Korea aims to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge in coronavirus cases while the United States pledged $2.5 billion to fight the disease, as it spreads rapidly beyond China's borders to Europe and the Middle East.in.reuters.com
Dubai International Airport, world's busiest for international travel, says UAE limits Iran flights over virus outbreakABC News
Shrine city of Qom believed to be virus hub, as concern grows for region’s refugee population Fears are growing across the Middle East that coronavirus has infiltrated a main pilgrimage route, which could lead the deadly pathogen to vulnerable refugee populations, causing perhaps unprecedented public health crises across the region. Concern is centred on the Iranian shrine city of Qom, which is thought to be a hub of the disease and the likely source of its spread elsewhere in the country and in...the Guardian
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.U.S.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday banned all flights to and from Iran over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just a day after its spread from the Islamic Republic was announced across multiple Mideast nations. Iran meanwhile raised the official death toll fromThe Washington Times
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East.in.reuters.com
Long a regional crossroads, Iran is spreading the new coronavirus to a host of neighboring countries. Many are ill-equipped to cope.www.nytimes.com
The patient, understood to be a doctor, had travelled to the Spanish holiday island from Lombardy (pictured), which has been locked down following a cluster of cases.Mail Online