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Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure funding.

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

<em>IMF</em> grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

Sudan pays $335 million to victims for terror delisting

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Sudan pays $335 million to victims for terror delisting

Sudan has paid an agreed-upon $335 million to compensate victims of past anti-US attacks as part of a deal for removal from the US terror ...

Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

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Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

Sudan received more than $1 billion from the United States, prompting the World Bank and IMF to confirm it is now eligible for debt ...

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Lebanon PM-designate says new cabinet needed to stem crisis

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri said that a cabinet urgently needed to be formed to deal with the country's desperate economic situation.

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With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

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Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

President Joe Biden signed a massive $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill ahead of giving a national address where he was set to urge "hope".

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Jordan prime minister announces major government reshuffle

Jordan has suffered economic hardships following the coronavirus crisis.

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three ...

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Tunisians protest amid political standoff

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

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Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate met with Qatar’s Emir during a two day visit to the Gulf country.

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Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

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Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

Nigeria’s president has announced the creation of a multi-billion dollar company to finance infrastructure projects.

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Iran presidential candidate says Biden foreign policy continues 'Trumpism'

Hossein Dehghan dimmed hopes for a thaw in US-Iran relations.

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Lebanon's Hariri and France's Macron discuss Lebanese crisis

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon from its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

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Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

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Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

<em>IMF</em> says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

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IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a delay to the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine with further hurt the region's economies.

France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

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France's Macron will visit Lebanon to break political stalemate

Macron has been spearheading international efforts to rescue Lebanon, once a French protectorate, from its financial meltdown - its deepest ...

What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

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