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Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse

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Ethiopia to go on filling Nile mega-dam despite impasse

Ethiopia has announced that it will continue to fill the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, despite the failure of talks with Sudan and Egypt.

Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

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Lebanon to swap medical expertise for Iraqi oil

Lebanon and Iraq have signed a deal to exchange oil for medical supplies, which is hoped will solve each country’s respective problems.

Traffic jam eases further in Suez after ship unblocked

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Traffic jam eases further in Suez after ship unblocked

Around 200 ships are still waiting to transit through the canal.

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US extends Iraq's sanction waiver ahead of talks

The US has granted Iraq a wavier for sanctions that will allow it to import oil and gas from Iran.

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With ship now freed, probe into Suez blockage begins

Stuck for days across the canal, the ship's middle rose and fell with the tide, bending up and down under the tremendous weight of some 20,000 ...

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Lebanon approves crisis funding to avert power blackout

An emergency funding of $200 million was approved by the Lebanese parliament to prevent a national power cut at the end of March.

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Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

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War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The Syrian regime’s oil ministry says it has begun organising distribution of fuel in response to the delays in shipments caused by the blocking ...

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WHO seeks 10 million vaccine doses for last nations

The WHO has called for the donation of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses to help poorer nations vaccinate their residents.

Israel delays approving Jordanian request for water

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Israel delays approving Jordanian request for water

A Jordanian request for water from Israel has been green-lighted by a joint committee, but put on hold by Israeli PM Netanyahu, amid increasing ...

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Syria makes currency adjustment for international NGOs

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Syria makes currency adjustment for international NGOs

International NGOs have struggled with the depreciating lira, leading to funding shortages.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

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Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

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Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity in the coming months.

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Lebanon pharmacists on strike as drug supplies dwindle

Pharmacies are catering only to certain clients, providing their few remaining drugs to regulars who are in possession of a prescription.

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UN Security Council alarmed by fighting in Yemen's Marib

Armed clashes around the Yemeni city of Marib has raised concerns, with the UN warning of a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Iraq records new surge in Covid cases

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Iraq records new surge in Covid cases

Following the Pope’s visit, Iraq is witnessing a surges in Covid-19 infections and deaths.

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Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Palestine in the next 48 hours.

Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missiles across Saudi border

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Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missiles across Saudi border

Saudi-led coalition says Houthis fired two missiles, which landed in uninhabited border areas.

Jordan protesters hold more demonstrations after Covid-19 deaths outrage

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Jordan protesters hold more demonstrations after Covid-19 deaths outrage

Jordanian protesters reportedly chanted anti-government slogans and demanded an end of coronavirus restrictions.

US Secretary State Blinken to push Yemen diplomatic efforts

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US Secretary State Blinken to push Yemen diplomatic efforts

Speaking with the UN special envoy, Anthony Blinken said that there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen and is seeking a diplomatic ...

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