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

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

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Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

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Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after refusing to obey an order to lose a fight to avoid Israeli opponent, represented Mongolia in the Tel Aviv ...

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what will come after, writes Carl Bildt.

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Cyprus slams Turkey over asylum-seeker 'burden'

Cyprus has had the highest proportion of asylum applications in the EU for four consecutive years, at four percent of its population compared ...

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

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Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

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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.

Shashi Tharoor

After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile ...

Four arrested as Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox Jews clash

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Four arrested as Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox Jews clash

Four people have been arrested as Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting coronavirus restrictions clashed in Jerusalem.

Turkey aims to reach the moon by 2023

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Turkey aims to reach the moon by 2023

Turkey plans to land on the moon in 2023 and expand cooperation with other nations in space.

WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

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WHO to launch mass Syria Covid-19 vaccination programme

The WHO will deploy staff to carry out its Covid-19 vaccination programme in Syria as early as April.

Oil giant Shell follows rivals into huge annual loss

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Oil giant Shell follows rivals into huge annual loss

With coronavirus lockdowns and planes being grounded, Shell has recorded a large fall in profits.

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage unaddressed, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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UK slammed over appointment of 'anti-Muslim' Prevent strategy reviewer

British Muslim groups have described William Shawcross' appointment as a further blow to meaningful progress on the government's ...

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Saudi will sell more shares of energy giant Aramco

The Saudi Crown Prince has revealed that more Aramco shares are up for grabs after the company went public in 2019.

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Jordan demands Israel vaccinate Palestinians

Jordan has criticised Israel for its refusal to vaccine Palestinians.

Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

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Protester dies as Lebanon cracks down on anti-lockdown demonstrations

Lebanon's second city has seen fierce protests against a round-the-clock curfew imposed with little-to-no financial support from the government.

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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 ...

Dozens injured in protests in Lebanon's Tripoli: Red Cross

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Dozens injured in protests in Lebanon's Tripoli: Red Cross

Overnight police violence in Tripoli between security forces and demonstrators angered by economic effects of the coronavirus lockdown injured ...

114 million workers lost their jobs due to pandemic

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114 million workers lost their jobs due to pandemic

An unprecedented number of people have been left unemployed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organisation said ...

Saudi Arabia loses 250,000 expat workers in three months

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Saudi Arabia loses 250,000 expat workers in three months

The Saudi General Authority for Statistics revealed more than 250,000 foreign workers left the kingdom in a period of three months.

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