May 29, 2020 - London, United Kingdom, Europe - Turkey's state banks sold about $44 billion of hard currency in the first four months of this year and some $77 billion since the beginning of 2019 to support the lira, according to central bank data and the calculations of four bankers.
May 29, 2020 - Beirut, Lebanon, Asia, Middle East - The Lebanese government will fine anyone who is in public without a face mask as part of its latest coronavirus measures after easing some of restrictions as the it moves to the next phase of reopening life and businesses.
May 28, 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Asia, Middle East - Dubai has given the green light for the reopening of entertainment centers, including cinemas, while maintaining social distancing.
May 26, 2020 - Amman, Jordan, Asia, Middle East - Jordan's main government agencies reopen and civil servants go back to work after a break of around two months imposed as part of a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.
May 22, 2020 - Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mosque in Mecca holds its final Friday and night prayers of the holy month of Ramadan without the usual hundreds of thousands of worshipers, as authorities impose unprecedented restrictions on public gatherings due to coronavirus concerns.