Diversity and Equality News,
12 July 2020

Iran under Attack

Diversity and Equality News,
9 July 2020

Electronic Bracelets for Travellers to Jordan to Ensure Home Quarantine

Diversity and Equality News,
9 July 2020

Yazidis Must Return Home in Spite of Hardship

Diversity and Equality News,
8 July 2020

Jordan Begins Smoking Ban in Closed Public Spaces

Diversity and Equality News,
4 July 2020

Jordan Issues over 190,000 Work Permits to Syrian Refugees

Diversity and Equality News,
3 July 2020

Iraq’s New Leader Shows His Mettle

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JordanLevant & IraqNewsSociety

Electronic Bracelets for Travellers to Jordan to Ensure Home Quarantine

Travellers entering Jordan must now wear an electronic bracelets to guarantee that they observe home quarantine against the spread of coronavirus. The policy took effect on 4 July. The two-week hom

Diversity and Equality News,
IraqLevant & IraqNewsNon-Arab +Non-Muslim+Society

Yazidis Must Return Home in Spite of Hardship

Around 1,200 families belonging to the ancient Yazidi minority have returned to their home city of Sinjar, north-eastern Iraq, since June 2020. Following the Islamic State (IS) occupation of Sinja

Diversity and Equality News,
JordanLevant & IraqNewsSociety

Jordan Begins Smoking Ban in Closed Public Spaces

The Jordanian Ministry of Health has banned all forms of smoking in closed public places as of 1 July, driven in no small part to the coronavirus pandemic. “In order to protect the health and safety

Diversity and Equality News,
JordanLevant & IraqNewsSyria

Jordan Issues over 190,000 Work Permits to Syrian Refugees

More than 190,000 work permits have been issued to Syrian refugees in Jordan, said Jordan’s Minister of Foreign and Expatriate Affairs, Ayman Safadi, at the recent IVth Brussels Confe

Diversity and Equality News,
Culture +EgyptNewsSociety

Tourism Returns to Egypt in 3 Coastal Governorates

On 1 July 2020, Egypt announced the resumption of international tourism in three coastal governorates – Marsa Matrouh, South Sinai and Red Sea. This is considered to be the first step in a phased re

Mashreq-Worldwide

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Levant & IraqMashreq–WorldwideNewsSocietySyria

UN Raises $7.7bn in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

On 30 June 2020, the UN raised a total of $7.7 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria at the virtual UN donor conference on Syria in Brussels, Belgium.   Syria has been devastated by more than

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ArabiaMashreq–WorldwidePolitics

Gulf States and Worryig Chinese Policy towards Sri Lanka

China was quick to aid coronavirus-stricken Sri Lanka. Chinese magnanimity and speed in responding to the Indian Ocean Island’s request contrasted starkly with Beijing’s more measured response to Af

Diversity and Equality News,
Mashreq–WorldwideNewsTurkey & Iran

Iran Issues Arrest Warrant for US President Trump

TEHRAN – Iran has issued an arrest warrant for American President Donald J. Trump and other 36 American political and military officials, whom Iran accuses of involvement in the killing of Iranian t

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Mashreq–WorldwideTurkey & Iran

Turkey Positions Itself As Supply Chain Alternative to China

A Turkish-US business council is projecting Turkey as a trading alternative to China with the help of influential US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close associate of President Donald J. Trump

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Mashreq–WorldwidePoliticsSyriaTurkey & Iran

Fragile Big Power Relationships Add to Middle Eastern Uncertainty

A web of relationships between Turkey, Russia, Iran, and China have to a significant degree shaped Middle Eastern and North African geopolitics. The fragility of those relationships, however, beg