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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.

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 alternatives.

Morocco plans to repay $3 billion <em>IMF</em> credit facility

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Morocco plans to repay $3 billion IMF credit facility

Morocco's repayment plan indicates optimism in the kingdom about its coronavirus recovery plan.

<em>IMF</em> approves release of $1.67 billion aid to Egypt

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IMF approves release of $1.67 billion aid to Egypt

The IMF's board approved the release of a second tranche of aid valued at $1.67 billion for Egypt.

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

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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 ...

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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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China, Iraq set to ink multi-billion dollar bailout deal

The contract will run for five years, with the successful bidder paying up-front for the first year's supply of oil.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

Lebanon to introduce digital currency

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Lebanon to introduce digital currency

Lebanon has become the latest country to introduce a new digital currency.

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his ...

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

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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.

Turkey pays off portion of Somalia's <em>IMF</em> debt

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Turkey pays off portion of Somalia's IMF debt

Turkey has wiped out $2.4 million in debts owed by Somalia to the International Monetary Fund.

Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

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Lebanon gets more time to meet audit demand

Lebanon has been given three more months to provide data for a forensic audit of the central bank after failing to meet a deadline

Lebanon locks down 115 towns in virus fight

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Lebanon locks down 115 towns in virus fight

A countrywide curfew between 9pm and 5am was also announced by the interior ministry on Sunday.

Nour Odeh

How US blackmail pushed Sudan to normalise Israel ties

Analysis: The normalisation deal between Sudan and Israel was the result of political and financial extortion by the Trump administration.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

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Oman considering possible financial assistance from Gulf states

Oman has struggled financially after years of low oil prices.

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IMF calls for speedy reforms in virus-hit Arab countries

The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices ...

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

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Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

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Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

<em>IMF</em> to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

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IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a ...

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

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Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new <em>IMF</em> talks

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Lebanon's PM-designate vows reforms, new IMF talks

In a televised speech, Mustapha Adib said there is 'a need to form a government in record time and to begin implementing reforms immediately'.

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