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Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by the wayside, notes Austin Bodetti.

Morocco will begin to lessen regulations on its currency, Prime Minister Saad-Eddine al-Othmani, said on Friday, in a bit to "strengthen Morocco's competitiveness".

Oil prices peak at highest level since 2015

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Oil prices peak at highest level since 2015

Oil prices are continuing to reach peaks not seen since 2015, despite some warnings of an overheated market.

Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

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Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

The cleric and his counsellor warn Egyptians against the booming cryptocurrency, citing its potential links to corruption and terrorism.

Philippines rejects Libya's appeal against worker travel ban

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Philippines rejects Libya's appeal against worker travel ban

The government of the Philippines has upheld a ban on workers travelling to Libya amid continued concerns about worker safety in the North ...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE team up to 'create Bitcoin-rival cryptocurrency'

The two Gulf countries are in the early stages of developing a digital currency to be used between banks. However the announcement comes as a marked turnaround for Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

The Saudi monarch has approved a list of economic measures put forward by his son Mohammed bin Salman, designed to boost the private sector, ...

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Digital currency bitcoin 'forbidden in Islam', rules Saudi cleric

A popular Saudi cleric has ruled that cryptocurrencies are prohibited under Islamic law because they are "ambiguous" and provide anonymity to ...

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GCC summit opens but hopes dashed by UAE-Saudi snub

A summit of the GCC will convene Tuesday, but hopes for ending the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar during the meet are undermined by an annoucement ...

An endgame in Syria?

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

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Egypt arrests 29 for 'espionage for Turkey'

Twenty-nine people have been arrested in Egypt and charged with plotting to restore the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

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US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network of companies and individuals accused of counterfeiting money to help Iran's ...

Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

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Qatar investigates claims UAE tried to rig the riyal

Doha said it is looking into claims that the UAE attempted to sabotage the Qatari riyal and take the World Cup from the Gulf state.

Qatar investigates alleged <em>currency</em> plot

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Qatar investigates alleged currency plot

A government spokesman said Qatar is investigating an alleged attempt to manipulate its currency during the early weeks of a Gulf ...

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

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The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

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Amal Awad

Lessons from the 'female modesty' obsession

Comment: To help women change the currency of their relationships to men, we must teach them who they can be, without framing it in ...

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Uber steps up a gear with multi-million Egypt investment

Uber has announced a $20 million investment in its new support centre in Cairo as the company seeks to shore up its commitment to Egypt amid ...

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra ...

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Baghdad increases pressure on Iraqi Kurdistan with dollar ban

Baghdad continues its retaliation against Erbil over its independence referendum by stopping foreign currency transfers to Iraq's ...

The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Bård Kårtveit

The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Comment: As the Coptic Orthodox Church pushes Sisi's homophobic policies, young Copts in Egypt are orienting themselves towards Europe and North ...

Egypt's population stands at nearly 95 million

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Egypt's population stands at nearly 95 million

Egypt said on Saturday its population stands at nearly 95 million, in addition to an estimated 9.4 million who live abroad, the latest census ...

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

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