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With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

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Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

Oil rose globally amid shocking scenes in the US capital and the anticipated confirmation of Biden's election win.

Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

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Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

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Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

Saudi Arabia announced a range of developmental projects in Yemen, including a new medical and educational city and the rehabilitation of Aden International Airport.

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Iranian cash 'stolen from Russian foreign ministry vodka box'

A Russian foreign ministry official reportedly tried to commit suicide after discovering that one million dollars in Iranian money had ...

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Turkey hikes main interest rate to 17%

The Turkish lira gained value after the central bank announced an interest rate hike.

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

Lebanon police scuffle with students protesting tuition hikes

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Lebanon police scuffle with students protesting tuition hikes

Students protesting against a move to adopt a new dollar exchange rate to price tuition were met with force in Lebanon on Saturday.

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

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Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full ...

Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

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Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

Hundreds protest against Yemeni internationally-recognized government in Taiz

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Hundreds protest against Yemeni internationally-recognized government in Taiz

Hundreds of people have protested in the frontline Yemeni city of Taiz, blaming the Saudi-backed internationally-recognized government for dire ...

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Lebanese central bank governor refuses to appear before court

Riad Salameh refused to appear before the court when he was summoned to court as part of an investigation into corruption.

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Yemen government and UAE-backed southern separatists sign unity agreement

Arrangements to implement the Riyadh Agreement have been finalised and a coalition government between the Hadi government and STC will be formed ...

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China, Iraq set to ink multi-billion dollar bailout deal

The contract will run for five years, with the successful bidder paying up-front for the first year's supply of oil.

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Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

Mattis and Trump publicly fell out in 2018, but the former defence chief appears willing to put their difference aside to ensure the ...

UN agency to give cash to Beirut blast victims

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UN agency to give cash to Beirut blast victims

UN-Habitat announces cash for rent payments to 800 vulnerable families affected by the Beirut blast.

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Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with senior Sudanese leader in Khartoum on Tuesday.

Biden picks General Austin as first Black Pentagon chief

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Biden picks General Austin as first Black Pentagon chief

In 2012 he was put in charge of all Pentagon operations in the Middle East. Then, he led the fight against IS as it captured portions of Iraq ...

Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

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Trump shows no surrender in first post-election rally

During his first post-poll rally, US President Donald Trump launched into another litany of allegations that the polls won handily by Democrat ...

Donors say Beirut's recovery will cost $2.5 billion

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Donors say Beirut's recovery will cost $2.5 billion

International donors outlined a $2.5 billion response plan to the devastating port blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

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