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

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

World Bank cancels <em>loan</em> for controversial Lebanon dam

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World Bank cancels loan for controversial Lebanon dam

Lebanon's government failed to complete preconditions for the construction of the controversial dam, the World Bank said.

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.

Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

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Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

Saudi Arabia is 'seeking to end the perception of being an ATM' for its neighbours, as the dual economic impact of the coronavirus and low oil ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

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Saudi Arabia 'backing Pakistan's ex-army chief against Khan': reports

Riyadh and Islamabad have traditionally enjoyed a close alliance, however relations have soured over the Kashmir crisis.

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Kuwait to rebuild Beirut grain silos destroyed in blast

Originally built with Kuwaiti funds, Beirut's grain silos will be rebuilt by the donor country after the deadly port explosion.

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

Pakistan's PM denies 'soured' relations with Saudi Arabia

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Pakistan's PM denies 'soured' relations with Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Khan reiterated Pakistan's friendship with the Kingdom.

Aniqah Choudhri

A-level U-turn comes too late for Britain's BAME students

Comment: The government's dire handling of A-level exam results will hit already disadvantaged students the hardest, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

Algeria turns to Islamic finance to prop up economy

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Algeria turns to Islamic finance to prop up economy

Algeria has launched Islamic finance product s to attract more money, but bankers warn it isn't enough to fix the country's economy.

Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

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Riyadh ends oil deal for Pakistan amid Kashmir rift

Pakistan was forced to repay $1 billion of a $6 billion package agreed with Riyadh in 2018.

Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

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Lebanese banker slammed for buying Jennifer Lawrence's NYC apartment

Lebanon bank CEO's nearly $10 million penthouse purchase in the US further angers the Lebanese, who have been barred from accessing their ...

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented reversals in education, writes Kevin Watkins.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

Health Minister Hamad Hassan has blamed the rise in cases on the return of Lebanese expats after the country's only airport re-opened this month.

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

Netanyahu lawyer quits Israel PM denied defence funding

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Netanyahu lawyer quits Israel PM denied defence funding

One of the Israeli premier's defence lawyers has quit, reportedly after Netanyahu was denied permission to receive private funding for his legal ...

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Lebanon's Nasrallah says Hezbollah not married to 'Iran model'

Lebanon's cash-strapped government is looking for fuel supplies.

Israeli carrier agrees to bailout terms after virus losses

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Israeli carrier agrees to bailout terms after virus losses

Israeli airline El Al said it had agreed to a government bailout that could pave the way for the carrier's renationalisation, after losses ...

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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