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Syria's pound sunk to a new low against the dollar on the black market.

Before the latest hit, the Lebanese pound had briefly stabilised at 8,000-8,500 to the greenback in recent weeks.

Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

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Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst economic crisis in decades.

US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

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US, Russia warships dock in strategic Sudan port

US and Russia sent warships to dock in Sudan port after Washington delisted Khartoum as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Iraq to receive first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

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Iraq to receive first delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases attributed to new strains spreading in the country.

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Experts voice concern over pope trip to Iraq

The March 5-8 trip is expected to provide a sorely-needed spiritual boost to Iraq's beleaguered Christians while furthering the Vatican's bridge-building efforts with the Muslim world.

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

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$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

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Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

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In bankrupt Lebanon, thieves go for manhole covers

Manhole covers are being stolen for their scrap metal value by people suffering the catastrophic economic downturn.

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

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After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders.

Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

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Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's ...

Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: report

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Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: report

Iran has made good on its threat to reduce cooperation with IAEA inspectors, according to a state TV report.

Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

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Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

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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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Israel begins reopening economy following two-month lockdown

Israel started reopening economically on Sunday as the country's coronavirus vaccination drive has reached almost half the population.

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

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Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

The UN nuclear watchdog head was to open talks Saturday in Iran on the eve of Tehran's deadline for US sanctions to be lifted.

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

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Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a long-awaited speech to the nation late Thursday, declared dozens of pardons in a gesture of appeasement as ...

Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

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