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Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Authorities have called off the search for survivors of a disastrous ferry accident in Bangladesh.

Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

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Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground Tuesday in the narrow, man-made canal dividing continental Africa from the Sinai Peninsula.

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq

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Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq

To avoid the US sanctions imposed on Iran, traders are crossing the border into neighbouring Iraq to sell their wares.

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Turkey condemns consulate staff arrest in Greece

Turkey condemned the arrest of a Greek employee at the Turkish consulate in Rhodes.

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Two Greek men face charges of spying for Turkey

Greek authorities will press charges against wo Greek citizens accused of spying for Turkey.

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French church attacker tests positive for Covid-19

21-year-old Brahim Issaoui, who was shot several times, has not yet been questioned by the police.

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding ...

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Fires on the Greek island destroyed a camp hosting more than 10,000 asylum seekers, but locals oppose the construction of new tents or camps for ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

Migrant boat wreckage located 107 meters inside Turkish lake

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Migrant boat wreckage located 107 meters inside Turkish lake

Authorities believe the vessel carried between 55 and 60 migrants, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

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Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

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Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

Twenty-three people died after a boat capsized in Dhaka during an accident.

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Dubai's parks and hotel beaches reopen as restrictions ease

Dubai is easing its lockdown by reopening public parks to small groups, allowing hotel guests back onto beaches and restarting tram and ferry services.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

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Tunisians stranded in Libya by coronavirus ‘force way home’

Hundreds of Tunisians stranded in Libya by the coronavirus have forced their way across the border back to Tunisia, while Libyan truckers trying ...

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

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Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

As the novel coronavirus spread across the Middle East, several countries have closed their borders, grounded fights and imposed travel ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algerians stranded under France lockdown arrive on last ferry

A final ferry from France arrived in Algeria as the European country imposes travel restrictions to combat the novel coronavirus.

UAE firm 'luring Sudanese to fight' in Libya, Yemen

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UAE firm 'luring Sudanese to fight' in Libya, Yemen

The UAE has previously been accused of using Sudan to ferry mercenaries to Yemen and Libya.

Duterte orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq

Duterte orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq

President Duterte is sending ships to pick up some 7,000 citizens working in Iran and Iraq following an escalation of hostilities after Iran ...

Five positives to take from 2019

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Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

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