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In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical struggle involving Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.

Erdogan has spoken publicly for the first time about the losses incurred by the central bank.

Syria names new central bank chief

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Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

Can Saudi Arabia's fanciful climate plan actually work?

Courtney Freer

Can Saudi Arabia's fanciful climate plan actually work?

Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is ...

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Fuad Shahbazov

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance ...

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Lebanon's crisis-hit farmers turn to growing hashish

With a crisis hit agriculture sector, Lebanon's farmers have turned to growing Hashish.

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Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

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 ...

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Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Israel lifts public mask mandate, opens schools

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Israel lifts public mask mandate, opens schools

Israel lifts the mask mandatory wear in public spaces and reopens schools as the infection rate dropped after a mass vaccination drive.

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

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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 ...

Libya launches public vaccination drive

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Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general ...

Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

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Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down as first secretary of Cuba.

Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

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Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies ...

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Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

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Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The Syrian pound has lost more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's uprising in 2011.

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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 economic ...

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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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.

Myanmar's young demand their future

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

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