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Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of vote-buying during the UN-led peace talks

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF participants if they voted for Dbeibah as PM.

Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

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Thousands in Lebanon rally in support of Maronite patriarch

In a show of support for Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi, thousands rallied in Bkerke, north of the capital Beirut on Saturday.

Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

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Morocco's ruling party faces resignations over 'drifting principles'

Morocco's Justice and Development Party has been accused of drifting from its true principles, particularly after Rabat's normalisation with ...

Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

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Libya speaker flags March for government confidence vote

The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government on 8 March.

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Trudeau slammed for abstaining from Uighur rights vote

A US-based Uighur rights group slammed Trudeau's decision as a 'complete disappointment'.

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Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

The head of Libya's parliament called the interim prime minister to form a "representative" government.

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Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

The Prime Minister-designate failed to meet a Thursday deadline to form a cabinet, while Egypt called on Dbeibah to exclude 'Islamists' ...

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Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to ...

Israel freezes vaccine gifts scheme amid legal uncertainty

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Israel freezes vaccine gifts scheme amid legal uncertainty

Israel halted its plan to distribute surplus coronavirus vaccines.

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Israel's Gantz demands halt to 'illegal' vaccine gifts

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz condemned Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to distribute unused coronavirus vaccines to other countries.

Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

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Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid ...

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

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Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

Dozens of Algerian protesters, journalists, and activists have been arrested, wrongfully prosecuted, and sometimes tortured.

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UK arms sales 'prolong Yemen war', says leading charity

Oxfam called on the UK to immediately end all arms 'that risk being used against civilians and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis'.

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Iran mulls EU-proposed 'informal meeting' with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between current members of ...

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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

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Hariri in UAE for second visit in two weeks

The Lebanese Prime Minister-designate seeks to rally foreign support for his country, which suffers a political stalemate amid stalled ...

Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

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Algeria's president appeases protesters with pardons, calls early polls

Algeria's president pardoned jailed anti-government activists and announced early elections.

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Israel and Syria swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal

Israel and Syria swapped prisoners in a deal brokered by Russia.

Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

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Hariri meets Qatari emir during visit to Doha

Lebanon’s Prime Minister designate met with Qatar’s Emir during a two day visit to the Gulf country.

Sudanese official hints at reneging on Israel normalisation deal

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Sudanese official hints at reneging on Israel normalisation deal

Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman, a member of Sudan’s ruling council, said normalisation with Israel needed to be discussed again in the context of a ...

Europe-US meeting scheduled as Iran nuclear deadline looms

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Europe-US meeting scheduled as Iran nuclear deadline looms

A meeting between senior European and US diplomats is scheduled to take place on Thursday, days ahead of a deadline set by Iran.

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