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Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Money exchange shops traded the Iranian rial 262,000 for a dollar.

Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

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Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic and economic situation

Iran currency tumbles to new low against dollar

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Iran currency tumbles to new low against dollar

The latest dip has prompted Iran's central bank to inject millions of dollars into the market, in a bid to stabilise the diminishing currency.

UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

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UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

The UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said there were two options for the international community: 'support the humanitarian response... or ...

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Iran's currency hits lowest value ever against the dollar

The Iranian currency has tumbled from a rate of 32,000 rials to $1 at the time of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

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Iran protesters demand resignation of central bank governor

In a tense stand off with security officials, crowds of protesters chanted slogans calling for the dissolution of the government-subsidised ...

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Iran slashes four zeroes off currency

Under the new law, 10,000 rials will be equal to one toman and each toman will be equal to 100 parseh, the minor unit of the new currency.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Death toll from Yemen Houthi attack rises to 100

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Death toll from Yemen Houthi attack rises to 100

More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack blamed on Houthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said ...

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Missile attack on Yemen military base death toll rises

Hospitals in the city issued an urgent call for blood donors for the injured, as the death toll from Saturday's strike rose to 80.

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

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Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

Houthis impose tax on operations in private hospitals

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Houthis impose tax on operations in private hospitals

Ruling Houthi authorities in the capital Sanaa have imposed a new tax on doctors in rebel-held areas.

Malaysia does not support 'illegal' US sanctions on Iran

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Malaysia does not support 'illegal' US sanctions on Iran

Malaysia's prime minister said his country does not support the US sanctions imposed on Iran, which he said violate international law.

Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions

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Iran unveils budget of 'resistance' against US sanctions

Rouhani told parliament that the budget of 4,845 trillion rial, or $36 billion at the current street rate, was devised to help Iran's ...

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Iranians endure biting sanctions and a brutal crackdown

Comment: The real losers of the US sanctions are ordinary Iranian people, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

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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.

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Iranian protester killed as petrol price hikes spark protests

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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 rationing

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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.

Israel arrests East Jerusalem school strike organiser

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Israel arrests East Jerusalem school strike organiser

Member of a parent's committee that called for a 'school strike', Yasser Darwish, was arrested by Israeli forces on Monday.

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