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The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

Barghouti leaves behind a son, fellow poet Tamim al-Barghouti, and a celebrated body of work.

Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

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Myanmar restores internet access, extends Suu Kyi's detention

The internet in Myanmar has been restored as protesters take to the streets to demand the release of Suu Kyi.

Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

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Illegal kidney trade 'booming' in Afghanistan

As the country attempts to recover from war and famine, Afghanistan is also struggling with a healthcare crisis.

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in occupied West <em>Bank</em>

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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in occupied West Bank

The PA’s health ministry confirmed that 'a citizen' was shot dead by Israeli forces.

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UK lawmakers seek investigation into Beirut explosion-linked firm

Savaro Ltd. shares the same address as three individuals linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate which caused the deadly explosion in Beirut last August.

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

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US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

Joe Biden's upcoming administration will review categorising Houthi rebels as terrorists.

Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

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Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's ...

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Lebanon notified of probe into central bank chief: source

The investigation is looking into $400 million allegedly transferred out of Lebanon, despite tight restrictions, by Riad Salameh

Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks

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Tunisia set to lose stolen millions in Swiss banks

Millions of dollars are frozen in Swiss bank accounts linked to ousted dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak <em>accounts</em> data

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Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and ...

Israel arrests Palestinian over West <em>Bank</em> settler murder

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Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to 'settle accounts' with whoever killed the French-Israeli dual national.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia ...

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US sanctions 'hinder Iran's access to coronavirus vaccines': report

Despite exemptions, the complicating force of sanctions on Iran's banking sector dissuade firms from dealing with Tehran, even on humanitarian ...

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

Israeli groups decry 'dehumanising' military invasions of Palestinian homes

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Israeli groups decry 'dehumanising' military invasions of Palestinian homes

A new report documents the trauma of Palestinian families who have had their homes raided by Israeli soldiers.

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

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Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

A New York-based firm pulled out from the audit after Lebanese authorities failed to hand over essential documents on time.

Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

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Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

The Tigray conflict has caused the displacement of some 200,000 people and growing.

Algerian media chief jailed for 5 years

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Algerian media chief jailed for 5 years

Anis Rahmani, chief of the Ennahar group, is the latest figure close to the clan of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be handed a heavy ...

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