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The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

A conference to raise money for humanitarian aid for Syria has secure just over half what it hoped to secure.

New York state announces deal to legalize recreational marijuana

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New York state announces deal to legalize recreational marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York state lawmakers formally agreed in late-night talks on a deal to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and over.

Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

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Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

Sudan received more than $1 billion from the United States, prompting the World Bank and IMF to confirm it is now eligible for debt relief.

Burj Khalifa construction company files for bankruptcy

The New Arab Staff

Burj Khalifa construction company files for bankruptcy

Arabtec Holding and four of its subsidiaries have submitted bankruptcy filings at a court in Dubai.

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Turkey's Erdogan unveils economic reform plan

The Turkish lira lost more than half a percent against the dollar in the course of Erdogan's hour-long address in Istanbul.

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US Supreme Court allows release of Trump tax records

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Donald Trump to prevent his tax records from being shown to prosecutors.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

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Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

States of emergency have been declared in several Sudanese regions as protesters looted and set fire to shops amid rising food prices and a ...

Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

The New Arab Staff

Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

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Israeli ministers approve $9 billion US arms deal

While details of the deal are yet to be finalised, it comes as the Biden administration last month announced reviews as massive arms packages to ...

UN inspectors find radioactive traces at Iranian sites

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UN inspectors find radioactive traces at Iranian sites

Iran has previously blocked inspectors from checking sites, raising concerns about its nuclear activities

Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

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Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

Amid continuing uncertainty, the director of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has backtracked on statements that a proposed UAE-Israel oil pipeline ...

US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

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US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of ...

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey, US in talks over sanctions imposed over S-400s

Turkey and the US are set to discuss sanctions over the purchase of Russian weapons.

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Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump, under pressure, signs $900 bn Covid relief bill

The turnaround came after a day marked by calls from all sides of the political spectrum for action to avert an economic and social disaster, ...

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US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans ...

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan slams rumours of Israel normalisation as 'fake news'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after reports that a senior ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

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Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

Three of the 14 fled to Syria just ahead of the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris, which left 17 dead along with the three gunmen.

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