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Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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.

House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

This week we focus on the Safer tanker 'ticking time bomb', which environmentalist groups warn would be disastrous not only for Yemen, but for ...

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

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Algerian president warns against 'Somalisation of Libya'

Individual state initiatives to arm Libyan tribes would transform the war-torn country into a 'new Somalia', Algeria's president said ...

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Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

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Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

Activists praised Sudan's decision to lift the death penalty for gay sex 'as first step', but warned that queer people could still jailed under ...

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

Stephen Miller is a man on a mission

Mobashra Tazamal

Stephen Miller is a man on a mission

Comment: Trump is calling on Stephen Miller's toxic immigration politics to distract from his falling poll numbers and a disastrous handling of ...

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

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Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed ...

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

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World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

A BBC war reporter is warning that there could be serious ramifications for Yemen and Afghanistan in the fight against Covid-19.

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Tripoli slams Arab League statement on Libya

A Tuesday statement by the Arab League called for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya, but the statement has been rejected by Tripoli ...

Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in <em>Somalia</em>

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Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in Somalia

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Turkey's largest overseas military base in Mogadishu, which was foiled at the last minute ...

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Trump claims Ilhan Omar wants to corrupt 'our country'

US President Donald Trump has made yet more racist attacks against Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loses father to coronavirus

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US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar loses father to coronavirus

Her father came to the US from a refugee camp in Kenya in 1995.

<em>Somalia</em> and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

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Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is ...

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