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In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Tunisia marked 10 years since the Arab Spring revolution sent autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but little are celebrating due to a lockdown.

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.

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

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Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

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Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

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Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

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Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

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Chinese vaccine shipment arrives in Turkey

The vaccines have finally arrived to Turkey following a two-week delay.

Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

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Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

A petition calling for the release of Sama Abdulhadi, dubbed Palestine's techno queen, has amassed nearly 6,000 signatures.

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Moroccan lawyers mobilise to stop deal with Israel

Taking to the Supreme Court, a group of local lawyers 'demanded a reversal' of Morocco’s normalisation deal with Israel.

Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy

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Dubai cuts 2021 budget as pandemic impacts economy

Dubai will cut its budget to $15.5 billion in 2021, the emirate said on Sunday, after a challenging year that struck its economy.

Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

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Turkey to require negative Covid-19 test for entry

Travellers from the UK and Denmark will also be required to quarantine on arrival.

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

Morocco plans to repay $3 billion IMF credit facility

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Morocco plans to repay $3 billion IMF credit facility

Morocco's repayment plan indicates optimism in the kingdom about its coronavirus recovery plan.

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency to shore up a new geopolitical reality.

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Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the ...

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Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make ...

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Over 50,000 Israelis visited UAE since travel agreement: report

Tens of thousands of Israeli tourists flocked to the UAE in just two weeks, a report said, driving a tourism boom in the Gulf country.

Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

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Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

Saudi Arabia's economy has contracted again, as the country grapples with falling oil production and emerges from lockdown.

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Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Bhutan: foreign ministry

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Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Bhutan: foreign ministry

Bhutan became the latest country to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, according to the Jewish state's foreign minister.

Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

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Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

The UAE's investment in Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem led to divisions among the team's notoriously anti-Arab fanbase.

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