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Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the public sector.

At least 14 protesters were also wounded and more suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the 'extreme violence,' medics said.

Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

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Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

Turkey's gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

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Turkey's gas find reaches 405 billion cubic meters

Erdogan has revealed that a vast natural gas field discovered in the Black Sea was even bigger than first estimated.

Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

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Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

Bouteflika's 'secret child' Zoulikha Nachinache has been jailed for graft.

Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

An Algerian businesswoman who is allegedly the daughter of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sentenced to 12 years in prison over ...

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Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

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Iran records highest single-day death toll from virus

Iran had just recently recorded its highest daily death toll four days earlier with 239 new fatalities.

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

Ali Bakeer and André Rodrigues Rocha

Is Turkey's new gas discovery a game changer?

While the discovery of Black Sea natural gas is highly significant both economically and politically, it may not reap the rewards that Turkey expects.

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Woes of Beirut rescuers 'microcosm' of troubled Lebanon

Fierce forest fires, a monster explosion that killed friends, then more Beirut blazes; Lebanon's emergency services are reeling from a ...

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Saudi Arabia issues its first polymer banknote

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority has touted the new banknote as part of a 'pioneering shift in currency printing' for the kingdom.

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Kuwait central bank denies dinar headed for devaluation

Speculation about an impending devaluation arose after the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier this week.

France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting

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France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting

French police arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a terror financing network for jihadists in Syria.

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700,000 children in Syria risk hunger, aid group warns

Save the Children said the new figures mean that in the last six months, the total number of food-insecure children across the country has risen ...

Iranian parliament approves new trade and industry minister

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Iranian parliament approves new trade and industry minister

Ali Reza Razmhosseini will take on the post as trade and industry minister, at a time when Iran faces an unprecedented economic downturn amid ...

Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

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Sudan foreign aid deal to give cash to poor

Sudanese families will benefit from almost $190 million in direct financial aid, authorities said on Monday.

IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

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IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a key ...

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