Estimates suggest that the 1918 flu claimed as many as 50 million lives around the world between 1918 and 1919, killing more people in a single year than the entire “Black Death” of the 14th century.
The Black Death was the second pandemic of bubonic plague and the most devastating pandemic in world history. It was a descendant of the ancient plague that had afflicted Rome, from 541 to 549 CE, during the time of Emperor Justinian.
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Russia’s power in the Middle East is a reality that Arab actors cannot ignore, especially since Moscow’s military intervention in Syria intensified in 2015.
Israel has been developing close relations with right-wing central European governments. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sought to integrate his country into the Visegrad states, where populism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and even anti-Semitism find fertile ground.
In mid-June, Washington imposed harsh economic sanctions on Syria under the Caesar Act. A key US objective behind these sanctions is to prevent President Bashar al-Assad from achieving a true victory in the civil war.
Like many Arab and African countries, Tunisia has faced pressures as a consequence of the three-year-long Gulf crisis.
Because of COVID-19, N95 respirators and cloth masks now dominate the news and are at the heart of often vitriolic public debates. Both futuristic and somehow archaic at the same time, millions now depend on their use to prevent infection of a potentially deadly illness.
Governments worldwide have faced unprecedented challenges in trying to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. War-torn Yemen, which had its first reported coronavirus case on April 10, will have an extremely difficult experience while addressing the pathogen.
As the world grapples with the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, it is important to remember that this is not the first but rather the seventh human coronavirus that scientists have discovered since the mid-1960s.
In Gulf Cooperation Council states, governments, companies and societies must adapt to new models as the world transforms and further digitizes.