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Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

Lebanon is to gradually ease restrictions imposed two weeks ago after a surge in coronavirus infections, in a bid to relieve its struggling economy in time for the festive season.

Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

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Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

With the government now reporting all positive coronavirus tests, Turkey is one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.

Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

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France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

France and the UN will host a new conference about aid to Beirut after its devastating blast in August

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OPEC+ calls last-minute talks ahead of planned oil increase

Saudi Arabia and Russia called an informal meeting of OPEC+ ministers, which is likely to delay a planned oil production increase, just days before a formal meeting.

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Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

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France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Don't cut foreign aid, Malala Yousafzai urges UK

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Don't cut foreign aid, Malala Yousafzai urges UK

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on the UK government not to go ahead with a planned cut to overseas aid.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of ...

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Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

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Biden cabinet picks promise calm after Trump upheaval

Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday and the names being floated signal the Democrat's overriding desire to lower the ...

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western diplomat.

US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

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US surpasses 12 million Covid-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

The United States has officially surpassed 12 million Covid-19 cases

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

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Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

The new lockdown measures, which include shuttering most businesses, shops, malls, and restaurants, include Iran’s largest cities of Mashhad, ...

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