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Saudi Arabia's national oil company has announced a huge quarterly loss in profits, due to low oil prices and reduced demand

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

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Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, ...

Somali prime minister axed in no-confidence vote

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Somali prime minister axed in no-confidence vote

A whopping 170 of parliament's 178 MPs backed a no confidence motion against Hassan Ali Khaire.

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - which back opposing sides - have failed.

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First Italy trial over 'migrant pushback' to Libya

The captain of an Italian-flagged ship is to be tried for forcing migrants back to Libya, a new report says.

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

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Malaysia freezes $340 million in 1MDB scandal-linked PetroSaudi funds

The Malaysian court granted a temporary freeze whilst it considers a hearing on the matter, set for the end of August.

Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

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Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

Hundreds of Sudanese protested outside the UAE embassy in Khartoum, accusing Abu Dhabi of luring them into fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing <em>oil</em> blockade

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Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing oil blockade

The UAE instructed forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar to impose a blockade on oil exports in Libya, despite the NOC ...

Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya <em>oil</em> blockade

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by ...

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting <em>oil</em> blockade

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Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

Iran will develop <em>oil</em> industry despite US sanctions: minister

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Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: minister

Iran says it will 'not surrender' to US sanctions and will work on increasing its oil industry's capacity.

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

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Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

The UAE's project is designed to recall the heyday of the Arab world's scientific advances during the Middle Ages.

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

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

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'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 ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

<em>Oil</em> firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

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Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

Russian and other foreign mercenaries drove into Libya's key Al-Sharara oil field.

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

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Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

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