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Putin and Salman discussed t production of a vaccine that was developed by Russia,

Bashar al-Assad has awarded a contract to operate Syria’s duty-free shops to the brother of Rami Makhlouf, Assad’s billionaire businessman relative who has fallen from grace with the regime.

EU hails 'important and positive' Libya ceasefire deal

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EU hails 'important and positive' Libya ceasefire deal

European Union diplomatic chief Josep Borrell hailed an "important and positive" initiative, adding it was "crucial now that all parties stand by their statements".

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

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Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

Kuwaiti lawmakers have stalled annual payments to a sovereign wealth fund as the cash-strapped Gulf state assesses its options.

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

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UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

Malaysia freezes $340 million in 1MDB scandal-linked PetroSaudi funds

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Malaysia freezes $340 million in 1MDB scandal-linked PetroSaudi funds

The Malaysian court granted a temporary freeze whilst it considers a hearing on the matter, set for the end of August.

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Turkish minister in Libya for defence cooperation talks

The talks covered defence and security training programmes under a deal signed by Tripoli and Ankara in November last year, a statement said.

Libyan mufti orders Muslims to fight imminent 'Russian invasion'

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Libyan mufti orders Muslims to fight imminent 'Russian invasion'

Russians have "begun to penetrate cities, airports and oil fields, in order to gradually take control of Libyan lands and plunder its ...

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

US sanctions Iranian ship captains over Venezuela <em>oil</em> delivery

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US sanctions Iranian ship captains over Venezuela oil delivery

Mike Pompeo said the captains of Iranian-flagged oil tankers which recently delivered 1.5 million barrels of fuel to Venezuela had been ...

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

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Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

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Ancient Petra empty, silent as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Jordanian authorities imposed a lockdown, and the last tourists left on March 16, a day before the Hashemite kingdom closed its borders.

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

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Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

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Alaska man 'laundered nearly $1B for Iran through UAE'

Newly-released court documents raise renewed questions about financial transparency in the United Arab Emirates.

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

Saudi foreign reserves continue to decline

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Saudi foreign reserves continue to decline

Saudi's foreign reserves fell for a second month, totalling up to a $48 billion decline in March and April.

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

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Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Saleh Abdullah Kamel, founder of the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, died in a hospital at age 79.

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