A very dangerous war threatens to break out again at the gates of Europe: the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over control of the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
After the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain has also started diplomatic relations with Israel. But the Middle East is still split.
These 12 island nations have a lot in common. They have similar profiles in terms of poverty, numbers of incoming tourists, but as we will see here, all have had slightly different approaches and timelines to protecting themselves from the virus.
In the First Five-Year National Development Plan, an amount of $100 million was allotted by the government where importance was given to the development of communication and telecommunication, agriculture and fisheries, infrastructure and resettlement schemes, education, and medical services.