As Lebanon moves in to confront the COVID-19 outbreak that has already claimed thousands of lives around the world, textile workshops, such as a former school uniform workshop in Sidon, are moving to produce medical scrubs and other, much-needed equipment.
Five years have passed since ISIS militants captured and killed over one thousand seven hundred Iraqi military students in the Speicher Base in Tikrit. Families have gathered to pay their respects to those deceased in one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent times.
As Egypt's cultural season starts in September, many Egyptian festival organizers worry that they will be unable to go on after recent additional bureaucratic measures and cuts in state aid. In the past, some concerts and cultural events in Egypt have been subject to suspension or crackdown due to their content.
The Italian Ambassador in Algeria announced that the Algerian Army has deployed its troops on the southern and east borders of the country. The Algerian authorities have announced before that the country's borders are being used by illegal immigrants.