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Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi issued an order expelling militias from the city.

The United States said it would be sending an immediate $15 million worth of humanitarian assistance to Lebanon.

IMF urges Lebanon to break reform 'impasse' after blast

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IMF urges Lebanon to break reform 'impasse' after blast

Talks with the IMF this year have so far failed to yield promises of reform from Lebanon's government.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

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Turkish lira hits record low as forex reserves dwindle

The new fall comes as markets worry about a meltdown in the foreign currency reserves at Turkey's central bank.

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Iraq to list hazardous materials after Beirut blast

An emergency committee says it will complete an inventory of all hazardous materials at ports and airports within 72 hours.

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China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

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Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

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Utter devastation as toll from Beirut blast tops 100

As the death toll from the devastating Beirut blast tops 100, thousands of survivors were left homeless and thousands more crammed into ...

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

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Iran records highest Covid-19 cases in over a month

The spike in coronavirus cases has prompted Iranian authorities to reimpose restrictions lifted earlier this year.

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

Lebanese try to storm energy ministry amid power cuts

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Lebanese try to storm energy ministry amid power cuts

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

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

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Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

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Lebanese FM Nassif Hitti resigns amid economic crisis

Dissatisfied with the government's performance, Lebanon's foreign minister handed in his resignation amid an economic crisis.

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

A revolution not televised: Lebanese mock censorship of song

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A revolution not televised: Lebanese mock censorship of song

Lebanese social media users have reacted with outrage and ridicule as the 'revolutionary' lyrics of a well-known patriotic song were censored on ...

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Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

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Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army ...

Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

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Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

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Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran is refusing to start talks with the US that will only benefit Donald Trump, Khamenei said.

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