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The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

The damning report identifies 176 transactions within a six-year timeframe that were allegedly linked to suspected weapons dealers in Somalia and Yemen.

First arrests in Iraq PM's anti-corruption drive: sources

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First arrests in Iraq PM's anti-corruption drive: sources

The arrests represent a rare instance in which current Iraqi officials are subject to judicial procedures.

Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

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Haftar agrees to lift Libya oil blockade with conditions

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said the command of his forces had 'put aside all military and political considerations' to respond to the ...

Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

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Blast targets 'American' English school in southern Iraq

An explosive device damaged the facade of the American Institute for English Learning in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq.

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US claims Hezbollah stockpiling 'Beirut destroying explosive' across Europe

A senior US official has accused Hezbollah of stockpiling ammonia nitrate across Europe.

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

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Diplomats: Roadside bombing targets British convoy in Iraq

A roadside bombing took place by the British Embassy in Baghdad, but no injuries were reported.

Muhammad Shehada

The Saudi-UAE axis defeats Palestinians at the Arab League

Comment: The Saudi-Emirati alliance is at the heart of attempts to delegitimise the Palestinian cause and normalise Arab ties with Israel, ...

US, Iran battle over sanctions at ICJ court

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US, Iran battle over sanctions at ICJ court

The US and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President ...

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Iran's currency hits new record low against the dollar

Money exchange shops traded the Iranian rial 262,000 for a dollar.

Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

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Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

Aiming to avert economic crisis, the ruling includes setting up emergency courts, enacting laws to protect the economy, and imposing harsher ...

Inter-Libyan talks resume in Morocco

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Inter-Libyan talks resume in Morocco

Appointments at the top of Libya's key institutions have been a key point of contention in the talks held by Morocco.

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to unity.

Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

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Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

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Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

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Inter-Libyan talks in Morocco agree on 'compromise'

Libya's two rival administrations agreed on the need to compromise during talks in the Moroccan capital, authorities confirmed.

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Israel-UAE accord to be signed at White House

The controversial normalisation agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is due to be signed at the White House on September 15, a ...

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US slaps sanctions on two Lebanese Hezbollah-linked ex-ministers

Former Lebanese finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil and former transport minister, Youssef Fenianos were slapped with US sanctions on Tuesday.

Minister, security chiefs to testify in Lebanon blast probe

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Minister, security chiefs to testify in Lebanon blast probe

Judge Fadi Sawan will hear caretaker transport and public works minister Michel Najjar and State Security agency head Tony Saliba on Thursday ...

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Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

"I am the governor who tried, with the means we have, to maintain the system, not to let the system collapse," Riad Salameh claimed amid rumours ...

Suspected murder of Lebanese activist sparks fear among protesters

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Suspected murder of Lebanese activist sparks fear among protesters

Tributes have poured in for 'dedicated comrade' Abd al-Karim Abbas, who was found dead near a beach in Lebanon two days after going missing

Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

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Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

Cases of Covid-19 in Gaza skyrocketed, with rights groups fearing the pandemic is spreading at a dangerous rate.

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major ...

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