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The investigation is looking into $400 million allegedly transferred out of Lebanon, despite tight restrictions, by Riad Salameh

Millions of dollars are frozen in Swiss bank accounts linked to ousted dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.

Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over 'bribes' in Guinea

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Israeli tycoon in Swiss court over 'bribes' in Guinea

Geneva's prosecutor's office argues that Benny Steinmetz made a pact of corruption with late Guinea President Lansana Conte and his fourth wife, involving the payment of nearly $10 million.

Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

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Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

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Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Algerian President Abdelmajdid Tebboune is being treated for Covid-19 in a "specialised" facility.

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Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

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Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

Egyptian human rights defenders Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer were arrested following a meeting with several western diplomats on human ...

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming prisoner ...

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Biden vows virus action on 'day one'

Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks.

UN hails 'progress' as military rivals meet in Libya

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UN hails 'progress' as military rivals meet in Libya

Rival Libyan military officers began talks on home soil for the first time following a ceasefire agreement last month, discussing implementation ...

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US ...

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

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Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish ...

'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

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'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

The United Nations said innocent Yemenis are still dying because of the brutal conflict, which has since the end of September killed at least ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

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Hard-won Yemen prisoner swap gets under way

A prison exchange between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have begun.

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Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said it is crucial that developing countries have 'equal access' to a future coronavirus vaccine.

Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

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Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

Libya's state oil firm gave the green light Sunday for production to resume at a major oil field, as the UN announced 'face-to-face" talks ...

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Israel rejects US F-35 sale to Qatar, citing QME

'Security and our superiority in the region are the most significant things,' Israel's intelligence minister said following Qatar's request for ...

Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom ...

Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

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