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Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies into war-torn Syria.

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

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Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

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Lebanon protesters try to storm ministry over currency crisis

Protestors in Beirut tried to storm the ministry of finance, angered by the continuing crisis in the country and a lack of political progress.

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Syrian 'father of martyrs' raises orphaned grandchildren

Abderrazaq Khatoun is 83 years old and raising 11 orphaned grandchildren whose parents were lost during the conflict

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

Malia Bouattia

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

Iraq militia raids activists' houses in Najaf

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Iraq militia raids activists' houses in Najaf

Militia forces attacked houses in Iraq’s Najaf province on Saturday night, after a group of activists chanted slogans against Shia cleric ...

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Scores injured in clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

At least 23 people have been injured as clashes between security forces and anti-lockdown protesters continued in the northern Lebanese city of ...

Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

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Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and threatened to ...

Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

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Pakistan gradually restores power after blackout

Pakistan suffered a near countrywide blackout just before midnight on Sunday, plunging large swathes of the country into total darkness.

'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

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'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight a decade ago, triggering a string of historic protests across the Arab ...

Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

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Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

Iran’s supreme court said that it will review the case of three men sentenced to death over their involvement in November 2019 protests which ...

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Tunisian family of alleged Nice knifeman in disbelief

The family of a 21-year-old Tunisian man were shocked to hear of his involvement in the killing of three French church-goers on Thursday.

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Iranian man dies following 'police torture' on Mashhad street

Mehrdad Sepehri was killed after being tied to a metal pole in the street and assaulted by a policeman, triggering outrage in Iran.

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Four dead in Beirut fuel tank fire and blast

Four people were killed in an explosion and tank fire in Lebanon's capital Beirut.

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Israel confirms holding body of Palestinian killed by soldiers

Twenty-seven-year-old Palestinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav on Monday.

Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

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Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

A court in Algeria has sentenced an anti-government activist to 10 years in prison for ‘inciting atheism’ after a Koran with a page ripped out ...

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Mohamed Salah 'real-life hero' after defending homeless man

“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch."

Anger after young Algerian woman murdered in 'revenge killing'

Gasia Ohanes

Anger after young Algerian woman murdered in 'revenge killing'

Chaima, a 19-year-old woman, was brutally murdered after Algeria's security agencies failed to provide adequate victim protection, critics said.

Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

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Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in ...

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