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An attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus has been blamed for a nationwide blackout, state news agency reported on Monday.

Lebanese residents have been hit with severe daily power cuts since late June as an economic and political crisis spirals out of control.

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

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Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

Paul McLoughlin

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

The Gulf appears immune to the panic buying engulfing Europe and North America.

Toilet roll? Can't relate, rest of the world says

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Toilet roll? Can't relate, rest of the world says

Has the coronavirus got you worried about running low on toilet paper? You have a 'lota' things to learn...

Sam Hamad

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

Comment: The 2015 'refugee crisis' put the EU's inhumane anti-refugee policies on full display. A repeat of that could be about to happen, writes Sam Hamad.

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World has 'window of opportunity' to halt coronavirus spread

The World Health Organisation warned the world has a 'window of opportunity' to halt transmission of the deadly coronavirus on Tuesday, as the ...

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China orders 145m masks from Egypt to tackle coronavirus

Egypt produces 60 million protective masks a year. China has requested more than double that amount in a matter of days.

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Lebanese block roads as petrol stations strike

Filling station owners announced the walkout from Thursday over mounting losses due to a dollar liquidity crunch.

UN 'alarmed' at mounting Iran protests death toll

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UN 'alarmed' at mounting Iran protests death toll

The UN rights office said it was alarmed by reports live ammunition was being used against protesters and had caused a 'significant number of ...

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Three killed as Iran unrest continues amid internet blackout

At least five people are confirmed to have been killed in nationwide protests that erupted Friday after it was announced the price of petrol ...

Germany urges Iran to respect 'legitimate' protests

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Germany urges Iran to respect 'legitimate' protests

Germany has described the widespread protests as legitimate, urging Iran to respect protesters rights who have taken to the streets against a ...

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn of 'decisive' crackdown against protesters

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn of 'decisive' crackdown against protesters

Iran's powerful armed force hinted at a looming crackdown against nationwide demonstrations opposing dramatic petrol price hikes, which ...

Iran attacks US 'hypocritical' support for protesters

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Iran attacks US 'hypocritical' support for protesters

Tehran slammed the United States for showing support for protesters in Iran despite Washington's economic pressure on the Islamic Republic.

Tehran restricts internet access amid deadly nationwide protests

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Tehran restricts internet access amid deadly nationwide protests

Authorities in Tehran have restricted internet access in Iran as protesters continued to take to the streets amid deadly nationwide protests.

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Iranian policeman killed in clashes amid widespread protests

Clashes erupted after protesters attacked police headquarters in the western city, Arabi21 reported on the second day of widespread protests against a hike in petrol prices.

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‘The US is with you’, Pompeo tells Iran protesters

The US Secretary of State reissued a Persian-language message of support to people in Iran protesting against a hike in petrol prices.

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Iran's Khamenei backs petrol price hike that sparked protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed 'hooligans' for damaging property and said 'all the centres of the world's wickedness against us have cheered' the ...

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Iranian protester killed as petrol price hikes spark protests

The demonstrations broke out on Friday, hours after it was announced that the price of petrol would be hiked by 50 percent for the first 60 ...

Iran moves on ultra-cheap petrol, starts <em>rationing</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Iran moves on ultra-cheap petrol, starts rationing

Ulta-low petrol prices have led to high consumption, with Iran's 80 million population buying an average of 90 million litres per day.

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Lebanon sues The Economist over 'fake news' on economy

Lawyers called for a ban on the sale of the edition of the magazine that contained the October 5 article and demanded that it is immediately ...

Iraq replaces head of grain buying agency amid protests

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Iraq replaces head of grain buying agency amid protests

Iraq has replaced the head of its national grain buying agency in a move thought to be linked to ongoing anti-corruption protests. Millions of ...

Rise in imports behind spike in dollar demand: Lebanon

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Rise in imports behind spike in dollar demand: Lebanon

In a televised speech, Lebanon's central bank governor Riad Salameh raised doubts over whether increased imports were being used for local ...

Protests in Lebanese capital over deteriorating economy

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Protests in Lebanese capital over deteriorating economy

Hundreds took to the streets in Lebanon's capital to protest difficult living conditions and a deteriorating economy.

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