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The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Associates of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar have shipped precious metal after Haftar's allies allegedly shipped USD to Venezuela, a WSJ report said.

Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

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Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

Lebanon's economic crisis is leaving residents with empty fridges as instability continues.

UN orders war crime probe in Libya

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UN orders war crime probe in Libya

The UN's top rights body ordered a fact-finding mission to Libya to document violations committed since 2016 as ICC prosecutors said mass graves ...

The threat of Israeli annexation: The American dimension

Khalil E. Jahshan

The threat of Israeli annexation: The American dimension

Comment: The US government has transcended its traditional role as accessory to that of full partner in Israel's illegal occupation of ...

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Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

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International Criminal Court condemns 'unacceptable' US sanctions order

The ICC called Trump's authorisations of sanctions against its staff investigating potential US war crimes in Afghanistan "unnacceptable" and ...

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Judge raises 'serious concerns' over handling of Iran sanctions

A US judge has accused prosecutors of mishandling the case of Iranian banker Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad in an ongoing sanctions trial.

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Swiss to close case of Iranian opposition figure killing

Kazem Rajavi, a prominent Iranian academic and opposition figure, was shot dead in his car in the village of Coppet, near Geneva, on April 24, ...

Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

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Europeans join global wave of Black Lives Matter protests

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American ...

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

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US Navy veteran heads home after two-year Iran detention

Michael White's release from Iran comes a day after Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari returned home.

Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

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Iran announces new coronavirus fight phase despite cases rising

Iran on Monday announced its highest single-day tally of new coronavirus infections since April 5.

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Jailed Saudi princess 'incommunicado' since pleading for release

A statement from the princess's official Twitter account says she has not been heard from since April 17.

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US official mocks Iran over prisoner exchange proposal

The United States and Iran clashed on the prospect of a prisoner swap, with a US official mockingly urging the adversary to send a plane to ...

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Asylum seekers fly from Greece to UK for relocation

The move is part of a program to relocate about 1,600 unaccompanied refugee children to European countries.

Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

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Saudi prince unlawfully detained, denied contact: HRW

Prince Faisal bin Abdullah Al Saud, is detained by Saudi authorities and not permitted any contact while his whereabouts remain unknown, says ...

Ahmed Mefreh

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

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Jailed Princess Basmah fears coronavirus risk in Saudi prison

A year after landing in jail without charge, her mercy plea unanswered by Saudi rulers and in fear of a coronavirus outbreak behind bars, a ...

China, Saudi Arabia cut $265 million coronavirus equipment deal

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China, Saudi Arabia cut $265 million coronavirus equipment deal

China will provide Saudi Arabia with medical experts and testing kits as part of a multi-million dollar deal cut between the two states.

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