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OPEC countries and their allies have agreed to extend production and supply cuts into July to boost oil prices which fell rapidly due to the coronavirus crisis

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Libya government forces launch Sirte offensive, Haftar backs ceasefire

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Libya government forces launch Sirte offensive, Haftar backs ceasefire

Forces aligned with Libya's UN-recognised government said they launched an offensive for slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte, as rival strongman Khalifa Haftar agreed to a ceasefire.

OPEC and allies meet to discuss output cuts

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OPEC and allies meet to discuss output cuts

OPEC and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss their deal to slash production as relaxed coronavirus lockdowns see ...

Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

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Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

The United Nations Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Libya, as fighting between the GNA and General Haftar's forces continues.

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Iran enriched uranium stockpile eight times 2015 deal limit

The United Nations nuclear watchdog has said Iran has violated all its nuclear restrictions.

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

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

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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.

Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which Russia ...

Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

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Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has been reunited with his family in Iran after his release from prison in the United States.

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UAE reopens malls, shops despite rise in coronavirus cases

The UAE is continuing to ease coronavirus restrictions despite the disease continuing to spread.

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, ...

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Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, ...

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Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

Theft behind Saudi mosques' recent hefty electricity bills

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Theft behind Saudi mosques' recent hefty electricity bills

Saudi mosques are being given hefty electricity bills due to theft.

Ibtisam Azem

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Funding shortfall hinders Covid-19 response: World Bank chief

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Funding shortfall hinders Covid-19 response: World Bank chief

Coronavirus is leading to 'staggeringly large' losses in the global economy, according to World Bank President.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

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