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The International Monetary Fund said it is prepared to assist Tunisia with an aid package, after the Washington-based lender met with Tunisian officials earlier this week.

Lebanon's state energy company has warned that it will be forced to ration energy consumption.

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

Indian FM in G7 meeting 'possibly' exposed to Covid-19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian FM in G7 meeting 'possibly' exposed to Covid-19

New Delhi's top diplomat tweeted that he had been made aware Tuesday evening of 'exposure to possible Covid positive cases'.

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court upholds seizure of ship that blocked Suez

The Ever Given will not be allowed to leave Egypt until its Japanese owner pays compensation for the Suez Canal blockage.

The New Arab Staff

Corruption complaint filed in France against Lebanese bank governor

Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh is under scrutiny over alleged corruption and mismanagement.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian polls postponed until Jerusalem voting guaranteed: Abbas

Palestinian elections will be postponed until there is a guarantee that voting can take place in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, President ...

Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran welcomes Saudi change of tone, sees 'new chapter'

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon asks Saudi Arabia to reconsider produce ban

Lebanon's Farmers Union said the acts of one person or a gang of criminals should not result in punishment for the entire Lebanese people.

Lebanon central bank governor 'acknowledges' transaction in Swiss probe

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon central bank governor 'acknowledges' transaction in Swiss probe

In an interview with The Financial Times published on Saturday, Riad Salameh did not deny the transactions at the heart of a Swiss ...

Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

The Mediterranean island and Lebanon have an agreement to curb the arrival of migrant boats.

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic <em>crisis</em>

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria court gets 1st applications for presidential vote

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep ...

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US materials ‘embargo'

Serum Institute has directly tweeted at US President Joe Biden to ask him to lift an export ban on materials needed to produce Covid-19 ...

Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies ...

Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The Syrian pound has lost more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's uprising in 2011.

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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