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At least 97 people have been injured in a train accident in Toukh, a small town north of Cairo.

A second military frigate has sailed from Italy and arrived in the port of Alexandria, as part of a $1.1 billion arms deal.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

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African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

The African Development Bank announced a loan of 145 million euros ($170 million) Tuesday to improve safety on Egypt's rail network.

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

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Lebanon approves crisis funding to avert power blackout

An emergency funding of $200 million was approved by the Lebanese parliament to prevent a national power cut at the end of March.

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Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

France's Interior Ministry is upset with municipal authorities in Strasbourg for approving a loan to a Muslim confederation which has ...

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

Lebanon's national currency is in freefall, while poverty and unemployment are on the rise. Here are some numbers.

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Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

Lebanese officials say they have requested FBI help to shut down rogue apps advertising black market rates for the national currency, as it hit ...

Lebanese parliament approves World Bank <em>loan</em>

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Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

The approval of the $246 million loan came as the local currency tumbled to a record new low on the black market, triggering immediate ...

Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon heads for blackout as electricity funds dry up

Crises-hit Lebanon could soon face total darkness if no funds are secured to buy fuel for power, a senior energy official said.

Aramco seeks extension on $10 billion <em>loan</em>: sources

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Aramco seeks extension on $10 billion loan: sources

Aramco asks banks to extend by a year a $10 billion loan it raised last May, suggesting that rebounding crude prices are not pushing ...

Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

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Western powers warn Iran against 'dangerous' inspections limit

European powers and the US warned Iran against carrying out a threatened limit to UN nuclear agency inspections.

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Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

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Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

Nigeria’s president has announced the creation of a multi-billion dollar company to finance infrastructure projects.

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Iran presidential candidate says Biden foreign policy continues 'Trumpism'

Hossein Dehghan dimmed hopes for a thaw in US-Iran relations.

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

Biden maintains tough line on Turkey over Russia arms

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Biden maintains tough line on Turkey over Russia arms

US President Joe Biden's administration urged Turkey to renounce a major Russian missile defence system.

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

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IMF says vaccines to fuel Mideast recovery

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a delay to the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine with further hurt the region's economies.

Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

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Sudan approves first budget since US terror delisting

Sudan approved its first budget since being removed from a crippling US blacklist.

Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

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Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

Iraq has granted $20 billion worth of construction projects to a consortium of Chinese companies, according to local media reports.

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