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Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Saudi king leaves hospital after gall bladder operation

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Saudi king leaves hospital after gall bladder operation

The octogenarian leader has ended a 10-day stint in hospital for gall bladder surgery, authorities said in a rare announcement about the king's health

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

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Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

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Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

Qatar has sent two field hospitals, including medical supplies and 250 beds, to help Iraq in its ongoing battle with Covid-19.

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

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Saudi TV reports King Salman's surgery successful

The Saudi leader was admitted to hospital earlier this week for gall bladder problems.

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Iraq airspace reopens after months of virus lockdown

Before boarding, passengers at Baghdad International Airport were required to show negative Covid-19 test results to airport staff wearing masks ...

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Saudi burning record amounts of oil during coronavirus summer

Saudis are staying at home this summer, as coronavirus continues to spread.

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

This week we focus on the Safer tanker 'ticking time bomb', which environmentalist groups warn would be disastrous not only for Yemen, but for ...

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Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

As Egyptian lawmakers approved the deployment of forces in Libya to counter 'threats faced by the state', Turkey hosted a meeting with defence ...

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

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Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament greenlighted a possible deployment of troops beyond its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential ...

Egyptian man sets home alight, kills family over 'expenses'

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Egyptian man sets home alight, kills family over 'expenses'

Five members of a family have been killed after a male relative set their home alight in a dispute over expenses.

UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

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UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain.

UN fears 'catastrophe' if Yemen oil tanker ruptures

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UN fears 'catastrophe' if Yemen oil tanker ruptures

Yemen's Houthi rebels have agreed inprinciple to a UN assessment of the decaying oil tanker, which experts say could cause an ecological and ...

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Massive fire strikes oil pipeline on major Cairo highway

A huge blaze was reported on a major Cairo highway on Tuesday, torching dozens of cars and injuring at least 17 people, authorities said.

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Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing oil blockade

The UAE instructed forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar to impose a blockade on oil exports in Libya, despite the NOC announcing a ...

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Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing ...

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by the ...

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

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Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

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UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored ...

Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

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Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing foreign troops ...

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