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Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the benefit of the doubt, but he faces multiple challenges.

Saudi Arabia tripled VAT to 15 percent in July 2020 to help its economy recover.

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

Saudi Aramco signs $12.4 billion oil pipeline deal

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Saudi Aramco signs $12.4 billion oil pipeline deal

The announcement comes after Aramco posted consecutive falls in profits since it began disclosing earnings in 2019.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

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Tunisia’s president rejects parliamentary bid to establish constitutional court

The constitution adopted during the country’s democratic transition in 2011 outlines the need for a constitutional court to be set up within a ...

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Companies pursuing Saudi Arabia over unpaid Riyadh metro bills

The payments dispute was reportedly escalated to a diplomatic level last year over payments for the Riyadh metro

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Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

Saudi plans $3.2 trillion investments to boost private sector

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Saudi plans $3.2 trillion investments to boost private sector

Saudi Arabia announced plans for $3.2 trillion in investments by 2030 to boost the private sector and diversify its oil-reliant economy.

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Saudi Aramco reports 30% drop in payments to state

Saudi Arabia's Aramco paid 30 percent less in taxes to the Saudi government than in 2020 amidst a prices crisis on oil mainly due to the ...

Saudi Aramco 2020 profits slump on lower crude prices

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Saudi Aramco 2020 profits slump on lower crude prices

Saudi oil company Aramco lost 44.4% of net profit in 2020 because of lower prices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

BDS win: Virginia governor hopeful backs Israel boycott movement

Brooke Anderson

BDS win: Virginia governor hopeful backs Israel boycott movement

In rare move, Lee Carter, a candidate running for governor of Virginia, expressed strong support for the Israel boycott movement.

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

Lebanon's national currency is in freefall, while poverty and unemployment are on the rise. Here are some numbers.

Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee over tweets

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Neera Tanden withdraws as Cabinet nominee over tweets

President Joe Biden's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her nomination.

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Tunisians protest amid political standoff

Tunisia's main parliamentary bloc Ennahdha rallied thousands of people Saturday in a demonstration.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

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

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

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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.

Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

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Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

Nigeria’s president has announced the creation of a multi-billion dollar company to finance infrastructure projects.

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

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IMF urges Tunisia reform plan, social support

"Tunisia faces two immediate challenges: saving lives and livelihoods until the pandemic wanes, and starting to bring economic imbalances back ...

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

The New Arab Staff

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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