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Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

Libya, Niger and Zimbabwe have recovered their right to vote at the UN General Assembly after paying off some debts.

Sudan approves first <em>budget</em> since US terror delisting

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

EU's Borrell says 'possible war crimes' in Ethiopia's Tigray

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EU's Borrell says 'possible war crimes' in Ethiopia's Tigray

The EU's foreign policy chief said that "possible war crimes" have been reported in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

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

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Indonesia budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

More than 60 people were onboard the flight, which lost contact with authorities minutes after leaving Jakarta's airport.

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Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air loses contact with plane after take-off

There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane.

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing ...

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and ...

Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

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Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

Israel's defence minister has expressed interest in purchasing an additional F-35 squadron.

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Algerian president signs new constitution into law

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who returned to Algeria this week after two months in Germany, had promoted the new constitution as the ...

Oman foresees $5.7 bn deficit in 2021 <em>budget</em>

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Oman foresees $5.7 bn deficit in 2021 budget

The government expects revenues of 8.64 billion riyals based on an oil price of $45 dollars a barrel, 19 percent less than in 2020.

Israel grants settlers millions to monitor Palestinian construction

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Israel grants settlers millions to monitor Palestinian construction

Israeli settlement councils have been given more than $6 million to monitor 'unauthorised' Palestinian construction.

Trump administration rejects UN <em>budget</em> over Israel, Iran

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Trump administration rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

The US ambassador cited concerns, shared by Israel, that the budget for would fund an anniversary event for a 2001 anti-racism ...

Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

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Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

Aged 75 and a heavy smoker, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalised in Germany on October 28, and Algerian authorities later announced ...

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Biden says Trump Pentagon stalling transition, creating security risks

US President-elect Joe Biden has said that Donald Trump’s recent appointees at the Pentagon were stalling and refusing to provide necessary information for the presidential transition.

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Israeli football fanatics rebel over Beitar partnership with Emirati

The deal with the UAE businessman "threatens the Jewishness of the club", fanatics claim.

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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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Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

Labor Party head resigns

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Labor Party head resigns

Amir Peretz has announced that he will be stepping down as leader of the Labor Party, just as the country heads to its fourth election in two ...

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Israel parliament dissolves, sparking fourth election in two years

The coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu and his former election rival, Benny Gantz, had been inching towards collapse for weeks, undermined by ...

Israel appears set for fourth election in two years

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Israel appears set for fourth election in two years

Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch effort to salvage the fractured ruling coalition, setting the groundworks for the fourth ...

US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

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US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans ...

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist ...

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