Latest Middle East News on Al Jazeera
- Akbar al-Baker, the head of Qatar Airways, discusses the future of global air travel after the coronavirus pandemic.
- Concerns over a potential second wave as health officials record 3,574 new infections in the past 24 hours.
- Media watchdog calls Samuel Wazizi's death 'the worst crime against a journalist in the past 10 years in Cameroon'.
- Gulf Cooperation Council has experienced rocky relations before, but none as severe as the three-year blockade on Qatar.
- Minneapolis holds first of several memorial services to honour the man whose killing set off protests nationwide.
Latest Middle East News from Reuters
- Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims – an exhausting task where he must also get to grips with both Muslim and Christian burial rites.
- Switzerland confirmed its role on Thursday in the "humanitarian gesture" that led to the release of two detainees, American Michael White and Iranian Majid Taheri, saying it stood ready for "further facilitation" as a neutral intermediary.
- A U.S. Navy veteran who said he contracted the coronavirus while detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday as part of a deal in which the United States allowed an Iranian-American physician to visit Iran, his lawyer and a U.S. official said.
- Coronavirus is spreading fast through Brazil's indigenous populations, with deaths caused by the disease increasing more than five-fold in the past month, according to data collected by a national association of first peoples.
- Lebanon will agree next week on unified figures for losses in its financial system, the presidency said, seeking to reconcile different approaches taken by the government and central bank that have complicated negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.
Latest Middle East News on BBC
- US Navy veteran Michael White is released by Iran, where he had been detained since 2018.
- Officials report 3,574 new Covid-19 infections – higher than the country's peak in late March.
- Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces have been besieging the capital for more than a year.
- Donors pledge $1bn less than the UN says it needs to stop cuts to the world's largest aid operation.
- Iran and the US deny Sirous Asgari, cleared of trying to steal secrets, is part of a prisoner swap.