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Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against Tehran's diplomats.

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.

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 alternatives.

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

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US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Sudan was granted legal immunity for past militant attacks on Monday, a final step in a historic deal removing it from Washington's blacklist of ...

US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

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US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

Sudan could soon be granted legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of ...

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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.

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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.

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 ...

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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.

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

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Forensic audit firm drops Lebanon over missing data: presidency

A New York-based firm pulled out from the audit after Lebanese authorities failed to hand over essential documents on time.

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.

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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 take ...

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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Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

Political factions in Sudan are split over the issue of normalisation with Israel, which the country's leading religious body has declared ...

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

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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 ...

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

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At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

IMF 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 key ...

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