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Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin.

Russia's prison service said Monday that hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny would be transferred to a hospital for inmates.

Saudi anti-<em>corruption</em> agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

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Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

New cases mentioned by Nazaha involve staff employed by the several government ministries and regional directorates.

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

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US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

Russia street protests set for April 21: Navalny team

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Russia street protests set for April 21: Navalny team

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health is failing due to his hunger strike in prison, and his team is calling for a protest on Wednesday.

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

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Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International ...

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Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", ...

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Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for ...

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve ...

Kuwait detains former PM, ex-interior minister on <em>corruption</em> charges

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Kuwait detains former PM, ex-interior minister on corruption charges

The former PM and interior minister of Kuwait are reportedly being detained as part of a corruption case concerning the use of hundreds ...

US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

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Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

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Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

The US State Department announced it will send a senior official to voice the administration's "concern" over the worsening situation in Lebanon.

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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Bangladesh shuts down offices, transport amid pandemic surge

Bangladesh has ordered an eight-day closure of all offices and public transport as Covid-19 cases rise.

Jordan king, prince make first joint appearance since rift

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Jordan king, prince make first joint appearance since rift

Jordan's king and prince appeared together at a mausoleum where their ancestors are buried, for the first time since the alleged 'coup'.

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

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Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

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Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

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