Factories in locked down Gaza produce masks for Europe to address covid-19

Sewing factories are producing protection masks for local and international markets including Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. One of the factories administrator, Abdullah Shehadeh from Hasco sewing factory, reportedly said 40 workers have at work Read more

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as Read more

Qatar: Emir amends counterterrorism laws

The Qatari ruler Thursday issued decrees amending the country’s counterterrorism laws, few days after the isolated Gulf state signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US on the fight against terrorism funding. The new decrees by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Read more

Gulf Crisis: We will not surrender to “aggressors”, Qatari FM

As the deadline for the 13-list demand expired on Tuesday, Qatar rejected the conditions to end the siege and blockade imposed on it by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as “unrealistic” and “unenforceable”. The boycotting countries, Read more