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Shoppers wearing face masks with a cart full of food supplies wait in line to pay at a supermarket counter in Singapore, Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020. Singaporeans were seen buying food supplies in supermarkets following neighboring Malaysia's announcement of a nationwide lockdown from the coronavirus to begin Wednesday which could affect the flow of food supplies to the city state. (AP Photo/Ee Ming Toh)

The Latest: Singapore penalizing social distancing violators

Mar. 26, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.S. leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases...

Medical workers oversee the disinfection of the streets to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)

Aid group says Mideast lockdowns hinder humanitarian efforts

Mar. 25, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group said Wednesday that closures aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic are preventing it from reaching 300,000 people in conflict zones across the Middle East, as the virus arrived in war-torn Libya and case counts rose in Syria and the Gaza Strip, among the...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2011 file photo, a Libyan oil worker, works at a refinery inside the Brega oil complex, in Brega, eastern Libya. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, Libya’s National Oil Corporation said that guards under the command of Khalifa Hifter’s forces shut down two key oil fields in the country’s southwestern desert, following the earlier closure of all eastern export terminals.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Libya says oil shutdown losses exceed $3.5 billion

Mar. 24, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's oil company says economic fallout from a protracted blockade of its vital oil facilities has resulted in losses surpassing $3.5 billion at a time when the war-torn country i struggling to prevent the new coronavirus. The National Oil Corporation, which dominates Libya’s...

Workers wearing protective gear spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus, at the main market in Gaza City, Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Middle East has some 20,000 cases of the virus, with most cases in Iran or linked to travel from Iran. The vast majority of people recover from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Virus now in Gaza, Syria, raising fears in vulnerable areas

Mar. 22, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The arrival of the coronavirus in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished enclave where the health care system has been gutted by years of conflict, and Syria, which has been devastated by nine years of civil war and sanctions, raised fears Sunday that the pandemic may soon prey on...

UN welcomes positive responses to fighting pause in Libya

Mar. 21, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed positive responses from Libya’s warring parties to calls for a humanitarian pause in fighting to allow authorities to respond to the public health challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.N. chief “hopes...

UN agency says over 400 migrants intercepted off Libya coast

Mar. 15, 2020 7:41 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s coast guard intercepted over 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital of Tripoli over the past 24 hours, the U.N. migration agency said Sunday. The International Organization for Migration tweeted that 301 migrants...

Yazan, 1, cries as he is prepared for heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Libya has only one heart surgeon who can't possibly perform surgeries on 1,200 or so infants born every year with heart defects. But an international team of experts, part of the Novick Cardiac Alliance, regularly flies into Libya to perform surgery on patients like Yazan. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

US heart surgeon treats children lacking care in Libya's war

Mar. 11, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Yazan, a 1-year-old Libyan boy, was born with congenital heart disease. With just one chamber, the organ pumped so little blood that when Yazan cried, his skin turned black. Without surgery, he would not survive. But Yazan's country, Libya, has only one heart surgeon who can't...

Libya says oil shutdown losses close to $2.6 billion

Mar. 3, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Economic fallout continues from a protracted blockade of Libya’s vital oil fields and ports, with losses close to $2.6 billion, the national oil corporation announced Tuesday, intensifying the pressure on a U.N.-supported government in the capital. Powerful tribes loyal to...

Ghassan Salame, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The United Nations says Libya’s warring sides have resumed talks in Geneva aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country. The current cease-fire was brokered by Russia and Turkey on Jan. 12, but there have been repeated violations by all sides.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

UN envoy for Libya resigns as truce appears to crumble

Mar. 2, 2020 6:53 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya announced his resignation on Monday, as a fragile cease-fire in the North African country continued to crumble. Ghassan Salame tweeted he was stepping down as special representative for Libya because of his health. Salame was appointed in July 2017, and had recently...

People carry a giant Libyan flag at the Martyr square during a march commemorating the anniversary of anti-Gadhafi protests in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

UN envoy says Libya truce nearly broke down amid fighting

Feb. 28, 2020 12:06 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya on Friday denounced the near breakdown of a fragile truce between the country’s warring sides, citing a “serious violation” over the last 24 hours — attacks on the capital including an early morning shelling of Tripoli’s airport. ...