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The statement by the office of Lebanon’s embattled banking chief is not the first instance of a legal threat against a Western media outlet covering the country's spiralling economic crisis.

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the 2003 U.S.-led war in Iraq.

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three decades.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

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France bans far-right group that blocked migrants

The French government banned Generation Identity, a far-right group known to attempt blocking migrants from entering the country.

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Boris Johnson dismisses concern for Yemen amid aid cuts

The British premier said in his weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions that the crisis in Yemen was not among the 'issues of the hour'.

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Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

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Libya's interim PM 'elected through bribery', UN inquiry claims

Libya’s interim prime minister has allegedly used bribery to secure votes, according to a UN report.

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Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst ...

US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the spyware creator's software, ...

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

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Papal visit to Iraq to go ahead despite concerns

The 84-year-old pope will make his first visit to the country despite being in to coronavirus age risk group.

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

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UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

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$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

Covid-19 sparks drop in east Africa migration to Gulf

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Covid-19 sparks drop in east Africa migration to Gulf

The number of migrants making the risky crossing through Yemen to the oil-rich Gulf states has dropped by three-quarters.

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Tunisia ex-presidential candidate released on bail

After a two month spell in prison, Nabil Karoui has been released on bail, but still faces charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

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Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

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South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

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UAE-backed forces 'detained, tortured' Yemen journalist after Emmy-nominated report

Yemen journalist Adel Al-Hasani was arrested in September and has reportedly been tortured and mistreated by forces loyal to the UAE.

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

Sofia Nitti

Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest ...

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

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Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan has said that the UAE will send tens of thousands of Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza.

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