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

A number of foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a Basra gas facility.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

Rockets hit Libya's capital, killing 15: ministry

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Rockets hit Libya's capital, killing 15: ministry

Libya's Government of National Accord accused forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar of carrying out the attacks.

Libya's east-based forces <em>shell</em> Tripoli, killing 3

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Libya's east-based forces shell Tripoli, killing 3

Three civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli were killed in intense shelling by Khalifa Haftar's forces, the city's health authorities said.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

This week we focus on the response to an uptick in Houthi violence, the release of hundreds of prisoners, and more.

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Three rockets land near US oil company in Iraq

The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-rich Basra province early on Monday. No casualties were reported.

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon can save its economy, without the IMF's help

In-depth: Most experts agree that resorting once again to the IMF is a non-starter, as it would only prolong the same vicious cycle of austerity ...

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Rockets strike US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone

Multiple rockets struck the US embassy and a nearby coalition base, according to reports, as Iran-backed paramilitary groups announced a ...

Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

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Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

The Abu Dhabi-funded English football super-club is facing severe sanctions for allegedly inflating its sponsorship income, allowing it to ...

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Dozens Syrians living in freezing temperatures following Assad shelling

Entire families are leaving their homes in the dead of night in below zero temperatures as regime forces shell the city.

Mortar fired from Afghanistan kills seven in Pakistan

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Mortar fired from Afghanistan kills seven in Pakistan

A mortar shell fired from Afghanistan hit a house in a border village in northwest Pakistan Sunday, killing seven people who were ...

Cyprus backpedals on claim of Turkey gas data theft

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Cyprus backpedals on claim of Turkey gas data theft

Turkey's gas exploration and drilling off the coast of Cyprus has attracted international condemnation, with Nicosia slamming Ankara as a ...

France, Russia scramble to protect Iran nuclear deal

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France, Russia scramble to protect Iran nuclear deal

France's Macron said he and his Russian counterpart expressed shared desires to protect the dwindling Iran nuclear deal.

UK examining future of Iran nuclear deal after non-compliance

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UK examining future of Iran nuclear deal after non-compliance

The UK remains committed to the 2015 nuclear deal, or JCPOA, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

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Four killed in Libya's Tripoli by projectile blast

Four civilians were killed after an attack on a vegetable market in Libya's Tripoli.

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Mysterious artist Banksy unveils dark nativity in Bethlehem

A manger scene juxtaposed against concrete blocks seemingly pierced by a mortar shell: with Christmas looming, Banksy reveals his ...

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Turkey considers military force in Cyprus gas dispute

Turkey said it might use military force to freeze gas drilling in maritime territory off Cyprus.

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Saudi Aramco highest valued listed company in the world

Saudi Aramco becomes highest valued listed company in the world as businesses told it’s their ‘duty’ to invest

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

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Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

Rifaat al-Assad - an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - is on trial for illegally smuggling Syrian state funds to France.

Malia Bouattia

Our NHS is already on life support

Comment: Tory plans to inject corporate involvement into healthcare would see Britain's most vulnerable suffer the most, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi Aramco appoints first woman to head overseas office

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Saudi Aramco appoints first woman to head overseas office

Saudi Aramco, the world's top oil exporter, appointed Marwa al-Khuzaim to lead its Singapore office from December.

Saudi Aramco to launch IPO next week

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Saudi Aramco to launch IPO next week

Trading on Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) could begin in early December.

'Enough!': Lebanese protesters demand change as demonstrations stand strong

Nicholas Frakes

'Enough!': Lebanese protesters demand change as demonstrations stand strong

Lebanon has seen daily protests since October 17 and the anti-government movement is seemingly unlikely to end soon.

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