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Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a key requirement for eventual debt relief.

Muscat has introduced a dress code in public places with the threat of jail and fines for violators.

Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

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Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

Iraq is 'looking forward to restoring its position in nuclear science, which it occupied in the 1970s and 1980s', said the head of the country's nuclear body

Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

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Turkey hikes interest rate for first time since 2018

Turkey's central bank bank said the one-week repo rate would go from 8.25 percent to 10.25 percent.

Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

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Kurdish authorities arrest journalist following Iraqi president's 'defamation' accusation

Journalist Bahroz Jaafer has been detained by Iraqi Kurdish authorities after ...

Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

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Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

The question of whether the United States will sell the advanced F-35 fighters to the UAE cast a cloud over the UAE-Israel deal.

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Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

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UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

The UN commission and other watchdogs have long warned that officials are siphoning off millions of dollars from South Sudan's weak economy.

French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

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French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

French media outlets backed Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after it received death threats for ...

UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

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UN slashes Yemen health care over lack of funding

The United Nation slashed critical aid for war-torn Yemen due to a long-standing lack of funding.

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Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

Two Israeli officials were spotted filming anti-Netanyahu protesters at a time they were supposed to be in quarantine after returning from the UAE-Bahrain deal signing ceremony in Washington

Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

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Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a year in jail.

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Birth rates decrease in Xinjiang, China denies forced sterilisation

Birth rates in Muslim-majority Xinjiang have decreased in what critics are calling the outcome of a government-led forced sterilisation of Uighur women.

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Family of slain autistic Palestinian petition to charge officers

The parents of Iyad Hallaq have filed a petition with Israel's High Court demanding they hand criminal charges the two officers involved in their son's fatal shooting

Relatives of IS 'Beatles' victims relieved as trial nears

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Relatives of IS 'Beatles' victims relieved as trial nears

The relatives of two Britons killed by the Islamic State group welcomed a UK ...

France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

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France urges Lebanon parties to form government 'without delay'

France urged Lebanon's political forces to agree on forming a government "without delay" after Beirut missed a French deadline to form a cabinet.

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World becoming less tolerant of migrants, new poll claims

A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.