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While Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had opted to suspend him in the wake of the fire, Hassan al-Tamimi stepped down of his own accord, a government statement said.

The fire that broke out in a Baghdad public hospital killed 82 people and injured 110.

Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

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Dozens dead in fire at Iraqi Covid-19 hospital

An investigation has been launched in Iraq where at least 23 people were killed in a fire at a hospital for Covid-19 patients.

US ex-cop Chauvin to be sentenced June 16

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US ex-cop Chauvin to be sentenced June 16

Derek Chauvin’s sentencing has been set for 16 June, after he was found guilty of murder.

Syria names new central bank chief

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Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

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Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, follows a national uproar over mismanagement of dilapidated train lines.

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US ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of George Floyd's murder

Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd after being found guilty on all ...

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Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

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Syria devalues pound after sacking central bank governor

The Syrian pound has lost more than 98 percent of its value since the start of the country's uprising in 2011.

Hundreds rally against femicide in Kyrgyzstan after bride murder

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Hundreds rally against femicide in Kyrgyzstan after bride murder

A bride murder has sent waves through Kyrgyzstan, prompting protestors to flood the streets of the capital calling for an end to femicide.

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

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Turkey's Erdogan to make cabinet changes 'in coming days'

AKP deputy head Mahir Unal said there will be a 'new adjustment to the team' working with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey tries to calm market after top banker <em>sacked</em>

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Turkey tries to calm market after top banker sacked

Turkey officials are trying to reassure markets after the abrupt sacking of the central bank chief during the weekend.

Turkish lira plunges 15 percent after central bank sacking

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Turkish lira plunges 15 percent after central bank sacking

The Turkish lira plummeted mere days after the central bank's governor was sacked and replaced.

Egypt journalist arrested over report on Arab League salaries

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Egypt journalist arrested over report on Arab League salaries

Mustafa Anbar, a reporter for the daily Youm7, was allegedly arrested and interrogated by the security service over a report he published.

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As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation demands, writes Nizar Hassan.

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Socotra port chief sacked for exposing 'unlawful' UAE shipment

Riyad Suleiman was sacked after he criticised the UAE for sending weapons to the southern separatist group on Yemen's Socotra island.

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Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet

The violence has brought condemnation from around the world.

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Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a ...

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

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Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

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Tunisia PM fires five ministers amid growing constitutional crisis

The Tunisian premier is at odds with the President Kais Saied over a cabinet reshuffle.

UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

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UAE wants relations with Turkey, senior official says

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Abu Dhabi wants to normalise relations with Turkey.

Saudi imams fired for not warning against Muslim Brotherhood

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Saudi imams fired for not warning against Muslim Brotherhood

Saudi Arabia's religious affairs minister said the move highlighted the importance of following state directives.

Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

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Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

Amid the scandal, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked the environment minister, Mustapha Aroui, while twelve were taken into custody.

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