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Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

10 August, 2020

An internal probe has cleared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of wrongdoing in a disputed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a senior State Department official said.

Saudi Aramco chief sounds optimistic over oil demand rise

10 August, 2020

The head of Saudi Aramco said Monday he was optimistic that the global demand for oil was growing as the worst of the coronavirus pandemic "might be behind us".

Sudan says Nile dam talks delayed for 'consultations'

10 August, 2020

Sudan on Monday said that negotiations over Ethiopia's massive and controversial dam construction on the Blue Nile have been postponed for a week.

Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

10 August, 2020

Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab announced that he is stepping down from his job in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that triggered public fury and mass protests.

Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

10 August, 2020

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths represent only 5% of the true total

Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

10 August, 2020

Israeli occupation authorities have threatened to demolish the West Bank cave that a Palestinian family have sought sanctuary in after they were refused permission to build a house.

Fourth Lebanese minister resigns as security chiefs questioned

10 August, 2020

Lebanese Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni resigned on Monday, bringing the embattled government closer to collapse, as a judge questioned security chiefs over last week's deadly Beirut blast.

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

10 August, 2020

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an entrenched political system.

Greece says Turkish ship in eastern Mediterranean ‘threatening peace’

10 August, 2020

Greece accused Turkey of “threatening peace” and held a meeting of military chiefs after Turkey deployed a research ship in the hotly contested, gas-rich eastern Mediterranean

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

10 August, 2020

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid condemnation from human rights and press freedom groups.

Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

10 August, 2020

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut blast which killed scores of people.

Trial of Sudan's ousted Bashir delayed

10 August, 2020

The trial of Bashir over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago, opened with a brief hearing in July.

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