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

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

Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

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Libya oil output makes high-stake but fragile return

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine aid from World Bank

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Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine aid from World Bank

The World Bank has approved a reallocation of US$34 million to support Lebanon's vaccination programme.

Biden's first foreign leader call will be to Trudeau

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Biden's first foreign leader call will be to Trudeau

President Joe Biden's first call to a foreign leader will be to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

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World leaders congratulate US President Biden

World leaders extended their congratulations to US President Joe Biden.

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

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WHO holds emergency meeting over virus variants

The committee normally gathers every three months but the WHO brought the meeting forward to discuss the mutations.

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

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Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before ...

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of why a jet fell from the sky

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Saudi king gets coronavirus vaccine jab

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was vaccinated against Covid-19.

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the ...

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US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of ...

Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

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OPEC+ meeting to set February production levels

After agreeing to a slight boost for January, OPEC+ ministers will meet on Monday to set oil production levels for next month, amid a highly ...

Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

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Saudi Arabia reopens borders closed due to Covid-19

Riyadh has lifted its ban on international flights and access through land crossings and ports, in place since December 21 to limit the spread ...

Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

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Netanyahu 'to court Palestinian vote' in latest re-election bid

Israel's prime minister hopes to win two seats and snatch support from the Palestinian-majority Joint List.

UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

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UAE pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 25 percent

The ruler of Dubai has submitted an ambitious plan to cut the UAE’s emission by a quarter by 2030 and implement a host of cleaner energy ...

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