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Wuhan Coronavirus Arrives in Iraq and Afghanistan

Iraq and Afghanistan confirmed their first cases of the Wuhan coronavirus on Monday. Both cases were detected near the Iranian border and involved patients who recently traveled to Iran, where an outbreak spreading from the city of Qom has officially infected 61 people and killed 12, although a lawmaker from the area claims there have been 50 deaths and 250 people are under quarantine.

The body temperature of an Iraqi man returning from Iran is measured upon his arrival at the Najaf International Airport on February 21, 2020, after Iran announced cases of coronavirus infections in the Islamic republic. (Photo by Haidar HAMDANI / AFP) (Photo by HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP via Getty Images)

UAE, Bahrainis, Saudis Condemn Hezbollah for Attacking Israel

TEL AVIV — In what seems to be another indication of thawing relations between Israel and Gulf states, several prominent figures have come forward and publicly condemned the Hezbollah terror group for attacking Israel and have expressed support for the Jewish state’s right to retaliate. 

Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa an Arab League meeting called by Riyadh

Bahrain FM: We Want Peace with Israel

TEL AVIV – Bahrain views Israel as a country that is here to stay and one it wishes to make peace with, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.S.-led economic peace workshop. 

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa participates in a regional economic summit in the Lebanese capital Beirut, on January 20, 2019

Qatar Dismisses Mecca Summits’ Anti-Iran Remarks

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain over the weekend chastised their fellow Sunni Arab Gulf country Qatar for dismissing two summits in the holy city of Mecca focused on admonishing Iran over its alleged aggressions and criminal acts in the Middle East and beyond.

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Qatar Air Forces unfurl the flag of Qatar during the 137th anniversary celebrations of the Qatar's National Day in Doha, Qatar on December 18, 2015. Thousands of people have gathered along Doha's waterfront to celebrate Qatar's National Day. The annual holiday marks the date in …

Saudi Crown Prince Kickstarts PR Tour amid Khashoggi Scandal

Public anger has reportedly greeted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) during his tour of several Arab countries launched over the weekend, marking his first foreign visits since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last month.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting Egypt after stops in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain