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Analysis: Political and business relations between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates are marked by opacity and secrecy.

The amount of the financing was not disclosed, but the IMF and World Bank put Sudan's total external debt at an estimated $49.8 billion as of the end of 2019.

Iraq to buy ExxonMobil share of Basra oilfield

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Iraq to buy ExxonMobil share of Basra oilfield

Iraq has announced that it has made a formal offer for ExxonMobil's share of the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq.

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Eva Thiebaud

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva ...

Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

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Ex-Malaysian PM in fresh legal trouble over Covid rules

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined under ...

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption allegations.

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Putin backs Russia waiving patents on its Covid jabs

Following a move by the US, President Putin has backed the waiving of patents for Covid-19 patents.

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

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Sudan secures loan to clear African Development Bank debt

Sudan announced that it has secured a loan from the UK, Sweden, and Ireland to clear long-standing debts to the African Development Bank.

Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

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Chinese investors in talks to buy Aramco stake: report

The report come after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said a 'leading global energy company' was in talks to buy a one percent stake in Aramco.

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Benjamin Isakhan

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, writes ...

'Saudi Newcastle United consortium' partner is 'donor to Conservatives'

The New Arab Staff

'Saudi Newcastle United consortium' partner is 'donor to Conservatives'

A partner to the Saudi consortium whose planned takeover of Newcastle United is currently undergoing legal arbitration has reportedly given ...

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

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Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not name which of the world's 'leading energy companies' was interested in acquiring the stake.

Josh Ruebner

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Comment: While the Biden administration is unlikely to adopt many of HRW's recommendations, this report charts a new course and establishes the goalposts for holding Israel accountable, writes Josh Ruebner.

The New Arab Staff

UK, UAE expected to sign multi-billion-pound investment deals: official

The potential deals relate to the development of the clean energy and technology industries.

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Egypt working to revamp neglected railway system: minister

Egypt's transport minister said that more than half of the country's railway engines are currently suspended.

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Biden to propose tax hike on richest

President Joe Biden will propose a tax hike on investment gains of the wealthiest individuals to help pay for his massive ...

Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

Saudi Arabia needs funding to invest in all the plans leading up to the completion of Saudi Vision 2030.

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Total suspends $20bn Mozambique gas project amid terror concerns

Total's northern Mozambique project constitutes the largest single investment ever made in Africa.

Rival Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders set for Geneva talks

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Rival Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders set for Geneva talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Geneva in April 27-29.

Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

An investigation has been launched in Iraq where at least 23 people were killed in a fire at a hospital for Covid-19 patients.

UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The New Arab Staff

UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The UAE's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, plans to visit Cairo to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam amid tension in Egyptian-Emirati ...

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