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The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and borrowers.

Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines

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Lebanon reserving nearly 2 million coronavirus vaccines

Cash-strapped Lebanon will pay a $4 million deposit at the deal's signing, expected Monday, as it hopes to cover the remaining $23 million with a World Bank loan.

Iranian cash 'stolen from Russian foreign ministry vodka box'

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Iranian cash 'stolen from Russian foreign ministry vodka box'

A Russian foreign ministry official reportedly tried to commit suicide after discovering that one million dollars in Iranian money had ...

Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

Riyadh's reshuffle at the PIF comes as the $360 billion fund looks set to dramatically increase domestic spending.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of courage, survival and love.

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Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make ...

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Pakistan repays $1 billion to Saudi Arabia: officials

A Pakistani official was quoted as saying that 'China has come to our rescue'.

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Pompeo seeks to soothe Turkey after US sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the move was not aimed at undermining Turkey's military capabilities, urging his ally to re-commit itself to ...

Erdogan calls US sanctions 'attack on sovereignty'

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Erdogan calls US sanctions 'attack on sovereignty'

Erdogan noted that sanctions had never been used against a fellow NATO member before.

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Turkey hopes to turn 'new page' with EU: Erdogan

Erdogan called for rescuing Turkish-European relations from "this vicious circle", adding that he hoped to "start again" in talks with the EU ...

China bails-out Pakistan to return $2 billion Saudi debt

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China bails-out Pakistan to return $2 billion Saudi debt

Pakistan reportedly returned $1 billion to Saudi Arabia on Monday, and plans to pay the remaining $1 billion to be paid in January.

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

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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.

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

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 ...

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

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Lebanon to introduce digital currency

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

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Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

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Lebanon to demolish blast-hit silos over safety fears

Lebanon will demolish grain silos at Beirut port that were severely damaged during the blast.

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Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the ...

Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

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Anger as Iraqi bank offers 'second wife loans'

The government-owned Al-Rasheed bank is offering over $8,000 to male employees who wish to take on a second wife.

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

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Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

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HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

The rights watchdog said funds shouldbe disbursed directly to those in need and to organisations able to distribute aid immediately and ...

World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

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World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

Campaigners describe the Bisri Valley dam as an environmental crime and a prime example of poor governance.

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