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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 their toll.

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

<em>Libya</em> arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

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Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

Prosecutors suspect that Sarkozy and his associates received millions of euros from the regime of Libya's former strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

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Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

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UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

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Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

Greece has called Turkey's decision to send a seismic research ship back to disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean 'a direct threat to ...

<em>Libya</em> oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

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Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

Libya's state oil firm gave the green light Sunday for production to resume at a major oil field, as the UN announced 'face-to-face" talks ...

Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

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Egypt's president signs strategic maritime deal with Greece

Egypt's President Sisi officially ratified the maritime pact with Greece, widely seen as a response to a deal between rival Turkey and ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Libya capital's mosques open after 7-month virus closure

Mosques in Libya's capital Tripoli reopened after almost seven months of novel coronavirus-related closures.

Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

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Iran to export more oil if Biden wins presidency

Joe Biden's win at next month's presidential election could have a major effect on the world oil market.

We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

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We will not stay in Syria 'forever': Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish troops will leave Syria when the crisis in the war-torn country is resolved.

Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

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Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

Three alleged perpetrators, all in their 30s, were arrested and referred to prosecutors for investigation, officials said.

<em>Libya</em> refuses Arab League presidency after Palestinian walkout

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Libya refuses Arab League presidency after Palestinian walkout

Libya has announced that it will not take up the presidency of the Arab League after the Palestinians resigned in protest at Gulf ...

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