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President Erdogan said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties.

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon <em>central</em> <em>bank</em> chief: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon provides 'updated' data for central bank audit

Auditors have been given new information to help them with their forensic audit of the Bank of Lebanon, which is required to secure ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The New Arab Staff

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report: sources

The New Arab Staff

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report: sources

A report by a group of London-based lawyers accused Lebanon's central bank governor and associates of money laundering and ...

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon headed towards blackout as second plant shuts down

Out of four major power plants in the country, two are now out of service, likely causing even longer electricity blackouts in the near future.

Lebanese buy tuk-tuks to eke out a living

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese buy tuk-tuks to eke out a living

The price of the three-wheeled vehicles usually does not exceed a thousand dollars and it is a fuel-efficient alternative to cars.

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

The New Arab Staff

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN experts pull back on corruption claims against Yemen

The UN panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen has withdrawn claims of corruption and money laundering by the Yemeni government, ...

Emad Moussa

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Comment: After 45 years of historic dispossession, Palestinians are facing intensified Israeli efforts to cleanse them from their lands, writes ...

Syria makes currency adjustment for international NGOs

The New Arab Staff

Syria makes currency adjustment for international NGOs

International NGOs have struggled with the depreciating lira, leading to funding shortages.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Annelle Sheline

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting the ...

Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

AKP deputy head Mahir Unal said there will be a 'new adjustment to the team' working with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish markets sink after Erdogan fires top banker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish markets sink after Erdogan fires top banker

Turkish currency and stocks plunged Monday as officials tried to stem the carnage caused by Erdogan's abrupt dismissal of his reformist ...

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