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In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

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World Bank approves $246-million emergency aid for vulnerable Lebanese

A $246-million aid package to help 786,000 vulnerable Lebanese has been approved by the World Bank.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

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Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

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UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

The ruler of Dubai has submitted an ambitious plan to cut the UAE’s emission by a quarter by 2030 and implement a host of cleaner energy ...

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Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy

Dubai will cut its budget to $15.5 billion in 2021, the emirate said on Sunday, after a challenging year that struck its economy.

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

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Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

Saudi Arabia's economy has contracted again, as the country grapples with falling oil production and emerges from lockdown.

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Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

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Jordan announces 'promising' natural gas find

Jordanian officials have long pinned their hopes on finding major gas reserves at the field, which is located along the kingdom's eastern border ...

Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Bhutan: foreign ministry

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Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Bhutan: foreign ministry

Bhutan became the latest country to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, according to the Jewish state's foreign minister.

Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

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Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

Tunisia extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and ...

UK minister urges action over Lebanon food insecurity

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UK minister urges action over Lebanon food insecurity

The Foreign Office minister for the Middle East has called on Lebanese officials to implement reforms in order to avoid a disaster.

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WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The wedding reportedly took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel and featured some 150 guests, Ynet reported, adding that at least half the guests had come from Israel.

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World bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon

The World Bank has urged Lebanon to swiftly form a reform-minded government.

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

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Trump joins APEC summit as China counters US protectionism

The incumbent US president made a rare appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

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Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

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Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

The US economy under Trump: By the numbers

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The US economy under Trump: By the numbers

The US economy has suffered a brutal blow from the coronavirus, forcing businesses nationwide to close their doors.

Biden joined by Obama as Trump targets Pennsylvania

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Biden joined by Obama as Trump targets Pennsylvania

For the first time since the start of the campaign, Joe Biden will be joined on stage by former President Barack Obama.

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