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Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised response, writes Pranab Bardhan.

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

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Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair agreed to ...

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between the protest movement and Iran-linked factions.

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

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What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege ...

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for <em>corruption</em>

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

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Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

Mohamed Ali, the dissident construction contractor whose videos exposing President Sisi’s corruption shocked Egypt, has announced that ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

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Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate the boredom.

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

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A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

Israeli court forces Netanyahu to attend trial opening

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Israeli court forces Netanyahu to attend trial opening

An Israeli court has denied a request by Prime Minister Netanyahu to be absent from the opening of his trial on corruption charges.

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Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the ...

Outrage in Lebanon as video shows soldiers beating doctor

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Outrage in Lebanon as video shows soldiers beating doctor

People across Lebanon were shocked by a CCTV video showing two army soldiers beating a doctor inside a hospital in the northern city of Tripoli.

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

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Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Saleh Abdullah Kamel, founder of the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, died in a hospital at age 79.

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