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"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

Hassan Diab threatened to suspend his duties if that would increase pressure for a new Cabinet to be formed.

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

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US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three decades.

Syrian pound hits record low against dollar

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Syrian pound hits record low against dollar

Syria's pound sunk to a new low against the dollar on the black market.

Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

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Lebanon pound plummets to all-time low

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

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Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst economic crisis in decades.

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Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

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Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

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How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

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Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

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

Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

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Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

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Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

The shake-up added two ministers from the military, with the remaining coming from Sudan's Forces Freedom and Change, the movement that led the 2019 ouster of strongman Omar Al-Bashir.

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Sudan dissolves cabinet to bring ex-rebels into lineup

Abdalla Hamdok dissolved the cabinet late on Sunday to make way for a more inclusive lineup, with the new government expected to bring in seven ...

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Protests in Sudan border state over worsening economy

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

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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 ...

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

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Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

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Tense calm in northern Lebanese city after violent clashes

Days of fierce nightly protests have swept Tripoli, with demonstrators burning down a local government building on Thursday evening.

Lebanon central bank boss faces charges over forex scam

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Lebanon central bank boss faces charges over forex scam

A Lebanon judge referred to judicial investigation Riad Salameh and Mayya Dabbagh on charges of professional negligence and breach of public ...

Syrian regime introduces 5,000 lira note, exacerbating spiralling inflation

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Syrian regime introduces 5,000 lira note, exacerbating spiralling inflation

The Syrian regime’s Central Bank has introduced a new 5,000 lira banknote amid an economic crisis and spiralling inflation.

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