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Lebanese residents have been hit with severe daily power cuts since late June as an economic and political crisis spirals out of control.

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

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 the world.

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

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Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

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Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

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Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

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Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

Coronavirus has forced many companies to shut down and bringing construction to a halt.

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

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Jordanian court rules against cancelling gas deal with Israel

Jordan's constitutional court ruled against cancelling the kingdom's controversial natural gas deal with Israel.

Iran developing nuclear submarine, says navy commander

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Iran developing nuclear submarine, says navy commander

Iran's Navy commander said a powerful nuclear-propelled submarine was in the works at part of the country's renewed atomic programme.

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Syria quarantines town known to house pro-regime foreign fighters

The Syrian regime has sealed off the town of Sayyida Zeinab as a Covid-19 'precaution' without acknowledging the town is a hub of foreign Shia ...

Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

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Libyan refinery closes amid Haftar's blockade on oil facilities

Libya's National Oil Corporation announced the closure of a refinery as the oil-rich country's production continues to take a hit from the ...

Jordan MPs vote to ban 'shameful' Israeli gas imports

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Jordan MPs vote to ban 'shameful' Israeli gas imports

After a popular uprising against the unpopular deal, Jordan's parliament has voted in favour of banning gas imports from Israel.

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Nabeel Khoury

Radical reform or total chaos for Lebanon?

Comment: Lebanon's political elite must accept the blame for the morass the country is in, and seek radical solutions from civil society ...

Iran may release British-flagged tanker 'within hours'

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Iran may release British-flagged tanker 'within hours'

The head of a Swedish firm that owns a British-flagged tanker detained by Tehran, said he had been informed that the ship may be released within ...

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Saudi Arabia is 'importing fuel' after 'Iran attacks'

Aramco Trading Co. has purchased diesel cargoes in the week following attacks on Saudi oil processing facilities, according to reports.

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Iran seizes UAE-bound ship in the Gulf amid tensions

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has seized a UAE-bound ship in the Gulf, saying that it was smuggling fuel, amid heightened tensions following ...

Abdul Razzaq al-Hawassali

Syria's fuel crisis reveals a corrupt Assad regime

Comment: Syria's corrupt fuel industry cannot blame its woes purely on sanctions, writes Abdul Razzaq al-Hawassali.

A Yemeni journalist

Yemen 'welcomes' Ramadan amid war, blockade and fuel crisis

Ramadan in Yemen is even more difficult as millions of people undergo severe humanitarian conditions while armed clashes intensify in several ...

India finds alternative suppliers to compensate Iran oil losses

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India finds alternative suppliers to compensate Iran oil losses

India will receive supplementary supplies from other major oil producing countries to recompense the loss of Iranian oil.

Aijaz Nazir

Insurgency, attacks, airstrikes. Still, Kashmir's tourist train chugs along

Feature: Years of under-investment and violence has seen the pride of Kashmir battered, but still running.

Kabul chokes on dirty air as temperatures plunge

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Kabul chokes on dirty air as temperatures plunge

Severe air pollution plagues Kabul as temperatures plunge to below zero.

Refinery blaze in Yemen's Aden 'sabotage': official Refinery blaze in Yemen's Aden 'sabotage': official

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Refinery blaze in Yemen's Aden 'sabotage': official

The fire, which also spread to a nearby pipeline, was likely "the result of an explosion (and) probably a deliberate act of sabotage" an ...

A history of Iranian threats to close Hormuz Straits

Paul Iddon

A history of Iranian threats to close Hormuz Straits

Tehran has frequently threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, a bottleneck choke-point for the world's oil supplies, over the past 50 ...

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