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Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented reversals in education, writes Kevin Watkins.

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

Former UK finance minister becomes Saudi government adviser

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Former UK finance minister becomes Saudi government adviser

Phillip Hammond held one of the most important UK ministerial positions.

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

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Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

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Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

Saudi Arabia has proposed to re-implement a power-sharing deal between Yemen's government and the southern separatists.

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

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Pressure grows on MBS to release jailed Saudi prince

A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a philanthropist prince ...

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Women can't marry without male guardian's permission: Saudi Council

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council rejects proposal by female member that would allow women to marry without the permission of a male guardian

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

<em>G20</em> vows to avoid 'unnecessary' Covid-19 trade barriers

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G20 vows to avoid 'unnecessary' Covid-19 trade barriers

The G20 has pledged to avoid trade barriers, including food during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

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Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in <em>G20</em> talks

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Mariana Mazzucato and Els Torreele

How to develop a Covid-19 vaccine for all

Comment: Development of a Covid-19 vaccine must ensure the end product is free, and rapidly accessible for everyone, write Mariana Mazzucato and Els Torreele.

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, ...

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Trump's WHO spat wrecks crucial G20 coronavirus statement

Trump’s hostility to the WHO and the divisions that followed prompted leaders to issue a brief statement from the G20 meeting instead ...

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Saudi Aramco will supply 8.5m barrels per day

The drop comes following a vicious price war between Saudi Arabia's state oil company and Russia.

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's grand plans to diversify the economy and reduce its oil dependency could be one of coronavirus' biggest ...

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Total oil curbs could reach 19.5 million barrels: Riyadh

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has said that G20 producers outside OPEC+ have pledged to cut 3.7 million bpd.

Algeria faces 'financial abyss' amid coronavirus-fuelled oil price collapse

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Algeria faces 'financial abyss' amid coronavirus-fuelled oil price collapse

Experts are warning that Algeria faces economic and social turmoil as the country’s financial resources are drained by an oil price collapse ...

<em>G20</em> energy ministers scramble to finalise oil output deal

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G20 energy ministers scramble to finalise oil output deal

G20 energy ministers held virtual meetings on Friday, while oil-producing countries waited to receive Mexico's consent to close the ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Yemen reports its first case of coronavirus, Jordan imposes another full curfew and Iran announces a further 122 virus deaths in today's roundup.

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