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The Algerian government decided Sunday to reduce the state budget by half due to a financial crisis caused by the global collapse in oil prices and worldwide coronavirus lockdowns.

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

Jordan to cut bread subsidies by 25 percent

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Jordan to cut bread subsidies by 25 percent

Jordan's 2020 economic budget could see protesters return to the streets in demonstrations against government austerity measures as they in the summer of 2018.

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

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Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the ...

Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

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Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

The freeze comes as Palestinians face major budget cuts made last year after the US slashed funding for the Palestinian refugee program UNRWA ...

Ben Lynfield

Airbnb Israeli settlements ban met with fury and delight

Airbnb says it opted to remove listings 'that are at the core of the dispute' between Israelis and Palestinians, but the decision received mix responses from hosts, writes Ben Lynfield.

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Jordan parliament approves controversial IMF-backed austerity measures

Jordan's parliament has voted to pass a controversial tax law that sparked angry protests during summer.

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Jordan releases revised tax law for public review

Jordanian authorities have released an amended version of a controversial tax law, which sparked mass protests and forced the ...

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

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New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

Jordan's House of Representatives has endorsed the new government formed after mass anti-austerity protests.

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Abbas to defy Israeli law and continue prisoner payments

Israel recently passed a law to withhold around $130 million in tax revenues it collects every month on behalf of the ...

Egypt lawmakers slam Sisi's steep fuel price hikes

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Egypt lawmakers slam Sisi's steep fuel price hikes

A group of Egyptian lawmakers have slammed the country's president after he imposed steep new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

Egypt police ramp up security after new austerity measures

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Egypt police ramp up security after new austerity measures

Egyptian police have ramped up security at petrol stations after authorities announced new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

IMF to release more funds to debt-ridden Jordan

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IMF to release more funds to debt-ridden Jordan

The IMF will work with the new Jordan government to complete a review of the debt-burdened country's loan programme to release another $70 ...

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Jordan withdraws controversial tax hikes as angry protests continue

Jordan's proposed income tax law looks set to be withdrawn. as anti-austerity protests continued despite the resignation of the prime minister.

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Security officer stabbed as Jordan protests turn violent

A security guard was stabbed during protests in the Jordanian capital as anger over economic woes continue to boil in the kingdom.

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Jordan unions launch general strike over IMF-backed austerity

Protests have gripped the capital Amman since a new price hike for electricity and fuel were announced last week.

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Jordan king calls for tax review as protests continue

The Jordanian monarch called for a review of tax laws as anti-austerity protests continued even after the resignation of the prime ...

Jordan prime minister resigns amid anti-austerity protests

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Jordan prime minister resigns amid anti-austerity protests

Demonstrations have rocked Jordan since Wednesday after the government adopted a draft income tax law and announced ...

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Jordan king summons PM over anti-government tax protests

Demonstrations have rocked the Jordanian capital and several other cities since Wednesday against a draft income tax ...

Thousands protest in Jordan over IMF-backed austerity measures

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Thousands protest in Jordan over IMF-backed austerity measures

Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures, hours after the government and unions failed to ...

Jordan price hike protests intensify with clashes breaking out

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Jordan price hike protests intensify with clashes breaking out

Protests have gripped Jordan since Wednesday, when hundreds flooded the streets of Amman and demonstrated in other cities - some demanding the ...

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Jordan strikes against proposed Income Tax Law

Thousands of Jordanians across different industrial sectors have gone on strike to protest a proposed income tax law ...

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