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Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in his latest child sex case.

The Lebanese pound was reportedly selling at 6,200 to the dollar, losing more than 75 percent of its value.

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Ethiopia blames 'Egyptian stubbornness' for stalling Nile dam negotiations

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Ethiopia blames 'Egyptian stubbornness' for stalling Nile dam negotiations

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has blamed Egypt for stalling negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile.

Drone strike kills al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Syria

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Drone strike kills al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Syria

The drone strike killed two commanders from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din group in Syria's Idlib province.

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Egypt accuses Ethiopia of holding it 'hostage' in talks

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a decade ago.

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

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Trump 'hopeful' for Iran after prisoner swap

Trump said he spoke to Michael White by phone and voiced rare appreciation for Iran, with which the United State was close to all-out war ...

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

Israel's former army chief appointed foreign minister

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Israel's former army chief appointed foreign minister

Ex-military chief Gabi Ashkenazi, who presided over the brutal 2008-2009 Gaza War, has secured the foreign affairs role for the Blue and White ...

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Israel's Netanyahu offers to step down in unity deal

Netanyahu's main rival Benny Gantz has just three weeks to form a government.

Iran liable in disappearance of ex-FBI agent, judge rules

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Iran liable in disappearance of ex-FBI agent, judge rules

A US judge has ruled that Iran was responsible 'in no uncertain terms' for the disappearance of a former FBI agent.

Iranian ex-ambassador becomes seventh official to die from coronavirus

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Iranian ex-ambassador becomes seventh official to die from coronavirus

Hossein Sheikholeslam, an adviser to Iran’s foreign minister, has died aged 68 from the novel coronavirus, which has spread to over 4700 Iranian ...

Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

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Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

Iran’s Vice-President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who was also the spokeswoman for the hostage-takers who seized the US Embassy in ...

Mother of US journalist missing in Syria launches appeal

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Mother of US journalist missing in Syria launches appeal

The mother of a US journalist missing in Syria since 2012 on Monday appealed to President Donald Trump for help in securing his release.

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Nigeria IS affiliate releases five abducted aid workers

Local aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria in December have been released by an Islamic State group affiliate following negotiations with the country's security services.

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Iran police fire live ammunition at protesters

Protests in Iran over various issues, including financial problems and the recent Ukrainian plane crash have boiled over as police in the ...

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After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

The sultanate of Oman, positioned geographically and diplomatically between the rival powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, will be expected to ...

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

Oman's long-reigning Sultan Qaboos has been remembered for mediation and non-intervention in a turbulent region, winning the hearts and minds of ...

Syria Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Syria was the battleground for Soleimani's forces, and his death has sparked celebrations in Idlib.

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One killed in Paris stabbing attack, assailant shot dead

The man had attacked 'several people' in the suburb of Villejuif before he was shot dead by police.

Yemen rebels, loyalists free dozens in prisoner swap

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Yemen rebels, loyalists free dozens in prisoner swap

The trade is the latest in a string of prisoner swaps and release deals since a 2018 United Nations-mediated agreement to exchange some 15,000 ...

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

Sadek Hamid

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

Book Club: My Brother, Muhammad Ali, takes readers behind the scenes of his early childhood, extraordinary fighting career and post boxing life.

Sisi vows to support Haftar as Libya tensions increase

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Sisi vows to support Haftar as Libya tensions increase

Egyptian President Sisi has said that he will continue to support rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar and called the internationally-recognised ...

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