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The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

States of emergency have been declared in several Sudanese regions as protesters looted and set fire to shops amid rising food prices and a deteriorating economic situation.

<em>Protests</em> in Sudan border state over worsening economy

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Protests in Sudan border state over worsening economy

Protests erupted in eastern Sudan over the rising cost of living.

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Crisis-hit Lebanon hikes subsidised <em>bread</em> price by a fifth

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Crisis-hit Lebanon hikes subsidised bread price by a fifth

Caretaker economy minister Raoul Nehme said the price was due to an increase of wheat prices worldwide coupled with the high exchange rate to ...

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed to contain the spread of the disease.

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Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

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Lebanese government to keep bread subsidy, pledges alternative plan

Ministers agreed in a meeting on Tuesday draft a plan to help cut spending while maintaining support for some basic goods.

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

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Assad blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has blamed Syria’s deepening economic crisis on capital controls imposed by Lebanese banks, saying that billions ...

Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Israel normalisation deal

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Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Israel normalisation deal

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi withdrew from a government-organised religious conference on Saturday in protest against the ...

Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for <em>protests</em>

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Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

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Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was ...

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

The ceasefire agreement was a rare moment of promise in a chaotic war characterised by foreign interference. But will it succeed?

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Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

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Sudan protest movement rejects government plans to cut subsidies

Leaders of Sudan's protest movement rejected the government's economic reform plan.

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Iran currency tumbles to new low against dollar

The latest dip has prompted Iran's central bank to inject millions of dollars into the market, in a bid to stabilise the diminishing currency.

Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

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Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

A 61-year-old man shot himself on the sidewalk of a bustling Beirut shopping street in broad daylight.

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More suffering for Lebanese as government lifts bread subsidies

The cash-strapped Lebanese government has lifted subsidies on bread.

<em>Bread</em> queues return to Lebanon as <em>protests</em> surge

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Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

Lebanon's national currency has collapsed, prompting renewed protests across the country on Sunday night.

IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

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IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

The IMF deal envisions increasing revenues and reforming subsidies in order to spend more on social programmes.

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad <em>protests</em>

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Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

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