Iranian authorities yesterday announced domestic travel restrictions for people with confirmed or suspected cases of the novel coronavirus, which has claimed 19 lives in the country — the highest tally outside China where the disease originated.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not take the "smallest step back" in an escalating stand-off with Damascus and Russia over the northern Syrian region of Idlib.
Thirty nine ISIS militants were killed in landing operations carried out by Counter Terrorism Service in Saladin Governorate, northern Iraq.
The new coronavirus hit four more Middle Eastern states yesterday, with Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Oman reporting new cases. Oman also halted flights to and from Iran — which is battling the deadliest outbreak outside China – with immediate effect.