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NMC Convertible Bondholders Tap PJT Ahead of Debt Restructuring - Bloomberg

NMC Convertible Bondholders Tap PJT Ahead of Debt Restructuring - Bloomberg:NMC Health Plc convertible bondholders are working with PJT Partners Inc. as the troubled Middle Eastern hospital operator prepares for a restructuring, people with knowledge of the matter said.PJT is advising a group of investors in NMC Health’s $360 million of convertible bonds due 2025, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.NMC Health’s known debt pile has more than tripled in...
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Iraq Suspends Reuters over COVID-19 Report

Iraqi regulator suspends Reuters' license for 3 months over COVID-19 report Iraqi authorities should immediately reinstate the license of the Reuters news agency, and allow all media outlets to cover the COVID-19 pandemic freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC), Iraq's media regulator, suspended Reuters' license for three months and fined it 25 million Iraqi dinars ($21,000) for a news report published the same day, whic...
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Attempts for Middle East ceasefires amid the coronavirus crisis have not stopped the fighting

Calls for coronavirus ceasefires have not halted Middle East battles
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Pickled, cured, and fermented foods

It’s easy to take refrigeration for granted. But far before these nifty gadgets arrived in our kitchens, humans had to be a little more creative when it came to keeping their food edible for longer. Averse to wasting nutrient-rich ingredients, our ancestors turned to pickling, fermenting, drying, and curing our food to avoid starvation — and many dishes created using these techniques remain centerpieces of cuisines across the globe today. Korean people have been pickling cabbage to make kimch...
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#UAE Hires Adviser to Fix Top Middle East Remittance House - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Hires Adviser to Fix Top Middle East Remittance House - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates central bank has hired an adviser to help sort out debt and operational issues at one of the Middle East’s largest remittance businesses, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC is advising the central bank on the management of UAE Exchange, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The regulator last month took the rare s...
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Mosques Stay Open In Pakistan As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Mosques were allowed to remain open in Pakistan on Friday, when Muslims gather for weekly prayers, even as the coronavirus pandemic spread and much of the country had shut down. Prime Minister Imran Khan is relying on restricting the size of congregations attending mosques and advice to stay at home from religious groups like the country’s Islamic Ideology Council. However, some provinces have issued their own lockdown orders to prevent Muslims from gathering for Friday praye...
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Masks, meals and Skype: self-isolating in Sicily - a photo essay

World Press Photo-winning Italian journalist Alessio Mamo talks about his experience of living in isolation in Sicily with his partner Marta, who tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19 has been living in my apartment for the past 15 days. It falls asleep inches from my head and wakes up beside me. I breathe its breath. I’ve always been reluctant to call my apartment “home” here in Catania. Over the past 10 years I’ve traversed the Middle East, photographing cities, their inhabitants and the co...
Tags: Europe, Iraq, World news, Syria, Italy, Middle East, Tehran, Skype, Catania, Sicily, Sinjar, MartA, Alessio Mamo, Coronavirus outbreak, Baghdad Mosul Kabul Amman Khartoum

COVID-19 in Iraq: The Virus of Social Inequality

By Maurizio Coppola for openDemocracy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While the Iraqi government imposes a curfew and some cities close schools, universities and malls to limit the spread of the coronavirus, living conditions are getting more and more precarious due to lack of social and health protection. Social protests are shrinking due to risk and fear of contagion, but tens of thousands of people continue to...
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Boris Johnson’s Virus Fight Banks on British Love for Its NHS

(Bloomberg) -- Schoolkids in lockdown put home-made signs in their bedroom windows thanking brave doctors and nurses. Families stepped outside their front doors for a national round of applause. Public buildings lit up blue. Stores have offered discounts to hospital staff, and designated hours.They are hailed as heroes in Italy and Spain as the countries bear the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, but nowhere does the medical system stir more passion than in Britain. When the government asked fo...
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The must-see pandemic air travel data viz, the CDC’s TV ad blitz and more: Datacenter Weekly

Welcome to Ad Age Datacenter Weekly, our data-obsessed newsletter for marketing and media professionals. Reading this online? Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox here. The economists can’t keep up The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Thursday morning that a stunning 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week. The consensus expectation among economists, as Yahoo Finance notes, was 3.76 million claims. Temperature check “Kinsa believes the only way t...
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Disney Plus Originals to Play on OSN in Middle East

The Walt Disney Company is not planning to launch its streaming service Disney Plus in the Middle East region in the near future, but will license its original content instead exclusively to regional pay TV and streaming firm OSN. Originals including “The Mandalorian,” “Lady and the Tramp” and docuseries “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” […]
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Where Things Stand: Kushner’s Many Hats

The President’s son-in-law has quietly taken on a crucial role in the White House’s efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. According to a new Politico report, Jared Kushner was initially assigned a side job a few weeks ago, to work with private companies to address COVID-19 testing issues across the nation. Now, his role in the White House’s efforts has expanded significantly. Kushner has taken on an outsized role in coordinating with FEMA and has been working with the pr...
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UPDATE 1-Middle East, Africa governments need to act faster to protect airlines - IATA - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Middle East, Africa governments need to act faster to protect airlines - IATA - Reuters:Middle Eastern and African governments must act faster to protect their airlines, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday, warning their losses from the coronavirus pandemic had risen to $23 billion.Several states have stepped in to help their airlines that have seen demand decimated by the global outbreak, such as the United States, Singapore and Australia, though few in the Mid...
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America is battling a pandemic. Why is Trump talking about war with Iran?

Because an economy-wrecking pandemic isn't enough to deal with, the Trump administration is making aggressive noises at Iran."Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq," President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. "If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!"The White House didn't provide any additional information about Trump's tweet or his claim of a "sneak attack" being planned. But it should go witho...
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Army attack helicopters teamed up with Navy ships to practice holding enemies 'at high risk' in the Middle East

The operations were designed to enhance the capabilities of US forces to respond to surface threats.
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#Dubai Moves to Shield Prized Emirates Airline From Virus Fallout - Bloomberg video

Dubai Moves to Shield Prized Emirates Airline From Virus Fallout - Bloomberg:The coronavirus has forced state-owned airline Emirates to suspend operations. The Dubai government is quickly swooping in to protect its most important growth engine. Bloomberg’s Layan Odeh reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.” (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Recipes: How to make Passover treats from the pantry

These days, when shopping is not easy, it’s nice to know that we can still enjoy the favorite Passover specialty haroset. This traditional spread can be made entirely from pantry foods — dried fruits, nuts and wine. Haroset is served during the Seder, the ritual dinner on the first evening of Passover, which will begin this Wednesday, April 8. I grew up with Ashkenazi haroset, which my mother always made from grated apples, chopped walnuts, cinnamon and wine. If you don’t have apples, there are ...
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Infected but Feeling Fine: The Unwitting Coronavirus Spreaders

As many as 25% of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns -- a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic's course and strategies to mitigate its spread.In particular, the high level of symptom-free cases is leading the CDC to consider broadening its guidelines on who should wear masks."This helps explain how rapidly this virus continues to spread across the country," th...
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#UAE's Fujairah oil storage tanks at full capacity- industry, trade sources | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's Fujairah oil storage tanks at full capacity- industry, trade sources | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Storage tanks in the United Arab Emirates' Fujairah, a key bunkering and oil hub in the Middle East, have reached their full capacity for both crude and oil products, three industry and trading sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Located on the east coast of the UAE at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, Fujairah is one of two major ports in the region along with Oman’s Sohar and is a busy refueling p...
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Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq

Iran warned the US Wednesday that it was leading the Middle East to disaster in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic after it deployed Patriot air defence missiles to Iraq. Washington had been in talks with Baghdad about the proposed deployment since January but it was not immediately clear whether it had secured its approval or not. Iran, which wields huge influence in its western neighbour, said that it had not.
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Some ultra-Orthodox Jews are ignoring Israel's coronavirus rules

Israel has tightened coronavirus restrictions to slow the outbreak. Though police say most people are heeding the instructions, the seriousness of the situation seems yet to have fully penetrated the ultra-Orthodox community.
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Navy Captain Begs To Isolate Crew As COVID Spreads: ‘Sailors Do Not Need To Die’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore, which would take the warship out of duty in an effort to save lives. In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating, and said that removing all but 10% of the crew is a “necessary risk” in order to stop the spread of the...
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#UAE News: NMC Health Owes #AbuDhabi Commercial Bank $1 Billion - Bloomberg

UAE News: NMC Health Owes Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank $1 Billion - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC has more than $1 billion of exposure to troubled hospital operator NMC Health Plc, potentially putting one of the Middle East’s biggest financial institutions on the hook for losses on the debt, people familiar with the matter said. The state-owned lender is currently seen as one of the biggest creditors to NMC, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information ...
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Huawei Warns Of ‘Pandora’s Box’ If U.S. Curbs Taiwan Supply

(Bloomberg) -- Huawei Technologies Co. is bracing for its most difficult year on record in 2020, when tightening U.S. sanctions and the Covid-19 pandemic threaten to slam an already slowing business.Rotating Chairman Eric Xu said he’s aware of the potential for Washington to tighten restrictions on the company, including by stopping Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. from selling chips to Huawei. The Chinese government wouldn’t tolerate such action and it would irrevocably damage the global ...
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Pocari Sweat: Rei

Dreaming is easy but to actually achieve dreams is harder.Many people are striving with blood, sweat and tears to reach their own ones. But no dream is impossible. We repositioned Pocari Sweat as the fuel to make the impossible possible.We told three stories to inspire people in the Middle East to never give up and always chase their dreams
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ISIS members riot and break out of Syrian prison

Several ISIS members escaped from a Syrian prison on Sunday after a "detention facility uprising," authorities said.
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Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—Covid-19 Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
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Locusts Are Ravaging the Horn of Africa—the Coronavirus Is Making Things Worse

For months, hundreds of millions of locusts have been flying across East Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, forming the largest swarms seen in decades. New swarms are continuing to spread from Kenya to Iran, and the worst swarms—those over the Horn of Africa—are multiplying quickly. Read more...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Weak oil, fears of prolonged lockdowns weigh on Mideast | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Weak oil, fears of prolonged lockdowns weigh on Mideast | Nasdaq:Most bourses in the Middle East fell on Monday, weakened by a combination of lower oil prices and intensified fears that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months.Brent crude LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil prices, was down $1.92, or 7.7%, at $23.01 by 1027 GMT, after earlier dropping to $22.58, the lowest since November 2002.In Abu Dhabi, the index .ADI sank 3.5%, with its top lender First Abu...
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Iran plans tougher restrictions as coronavirus toll rises

Iran had 117 new coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,757, a health ministry spokesman said on Monday, prompting the Middle East's worst hit country to consider tougher curbs on movement. "In the past 24 hours we had 117 new deaths and 3,186 new confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus," Kianush Jahanpur told state TV, calling on Iranians to stay at home. Iran has had an intercity travel ban since Thursday and the government has extended the closure o...
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