Palestinian Authority to pay civil servants half their monthly wages amid cash crunch

Faced with a worsening financial crisis, the Palestinian Authority has slashed the salaries of its public sector employees.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jul 2, 2020
al-monitor A Palestinian woman walks past shops in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, July 2, 2020, the day the Palestinian Authority said it would be halving May salary payments for public sector workers. Photo by REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman.

Survey: Displaced Iraqis experiencing job losses, food shortages amid pandemic

The survey by the International Rescue Committee is the latest proof of economic hardship in Iraq as it grapples with a steep jump in COVID-19 cases.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | Jul 2, 2020

Rights group: Detainees in overcrowded Yemen prison at risk of COVID-19

Prisoners at an overcrowded detention center in Aden face serious health risks, Human Rights Watch says in a report.

Al-Monitor Staff | Yemen war | Jul 2, 2020

OPEC continues oil export cuts in June

Global oil prices continue to hold up relative to earlier in the year as oil-producing countries in the Middle East struggle economically.

Al-Monitor Staff | Oil and gas | Jul 2, 2020

Crackdown on Egypt’s front-line health care workers continues

Egyptian doctors are outraged by authorities’ handling of medical personnel after a number of doctors were arrested and others were criticized.

A correspondent in Egypt | Coronavirus | Jul 2, 2020