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Prime Minister Moctar Ouane resigned on Friday but was immediately reappointed to choose a new 'broad-based' cabinet.

Lebanon's electricity crisis is now expected to worsen after the two power barges shut off their supply Friday.

Saudi Arabia cracking down on online dissent with detentions

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Saudi Arabia cracking down on online dissent with detentions

April saw more prisoners of conscience jailed in Saudi Arabia than the three previous months combined.

IMF announces financing plan aimed at Sudan debt relief

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IMF announces financing plan aimed at Sudan debt relief

The amount of the financing was not disclosed, but the IMF and World Bank put Sudan's total external debt at an estimated $49.8 billion as of ...

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

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French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

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IMF 'ready' to help Tunisia with aid package: official

The International Monetary Fund said it is prepared to assist Tunisia with an aid package, after the Washington-based lender met with Tunisian officials earlier this week.

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

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Sudan secures loan to clear African Development Bank debt

Sudan announced that it has secured a loan from the UK, Sweden, and Ireland to clear long-standing debts to the African Development Bank.

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UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

France sanctions Lebanese figures implicated in Beirut crises

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France sanctions Lebanese figures implicated in Beirut crises

Lebanese figures involved in the country's political crisis or corruption now face sanctions by France, Paris said.

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Biden addresses US lawmakers after 100 days in office

US President Joe Biden discuss a number of topics in a speech to lawmakers at the Capitol after completing 100 days in office.

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

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Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not name which of the world's 'leading energy companies' was interested in acquiring the stake.

Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

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Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

Saudi Arabia needs funding to invest in all the plans leading up to the completion of Saudi Vision 2030.

Lebanon launches first electric car despite crisis

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Lebanon launches first electric car despite crisis

The $30,000 "Quds Rise", emblazoned at the front with a golden logo of the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem, will hit the Lebanese market in ...

Biden after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

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Biden after Floyd verdict: 'We can't stop here'

"'I can't breathe.' Those were George Floyd's last words," Biden said, hours after the verdict. "We can't let those words die with him. We have ...

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HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

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Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 ...

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

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'Humiliated' Israeli ex-soldier self-immolates outside defence ministry rehabilitation office

Itzik Saidian had complained at a lack of care from Israel's defence ministry after his departure from the army.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

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