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A new Egypt-Russia deal will see the creation of an 'industrial zone' in the Suez, promising to revive Egypt's struggling economy while granting Russia exclusive access to the strategic region.

President Erdogan is promising that he will boost Turkey's economy and raise living standards as he prepares for next month's elections.

Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

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Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

Turkish lira regains some of its value after central bank’s monetary policy committee held an emergency meeting and announced it was raising interest rate from 13.5 percent to 16.5 percent

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mo Salah: Necessary hero or opium for the masses?

Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

Turkish lira crashes to new low against the dollar

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Turkish lira crashes to new low against the dollar

Turkey's lira is in free-fall, losing five percent of its value in one day and adding pressure on the central bank to increase interest rates, ...

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IMF urges Saudi Arabia to resist temptation to spend

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia has been advised to avoid ramping up state spending and get its finances in order.

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Pompeo's Plan B on Iran: An exercise in futility

Comment: It is now perfectly clear that Trump's administration has no interest in diplomacy with Iran, and is simply bent on regime change, ...

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US sanctions against Iran endanger key Afghanistan trade project

The threat of penalities for firms doing business with Tehran has thrown the development of a vital Iranian port into doubt.

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Two dead following anti-regime protests in Iran

The deaths reported on Saturday occurred after a protest earlier in the week turned violent in the southwest city of Kazeroon.

US recognition of Golan as 'Israeli' would spell disaster

Florence Dixon

US recognition of Golan as 'Israeli' would spell disaster

Dire consequences and dangerous precedents await if the US is to approve a proposal that would officially recognise the occupied Golan Heights ...

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Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ...

Can Libya ever rid itself of corruption?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Libya ever rid itself of corruption?

Comment: The transitional vacuum after regime collapse creates opportunities for those in power to line their pockets quickly, writes Guma ...

How are key businesses reacting to Iran's sanctions?

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How are key businesses reacting to Iran's sanctions?

Despite EU leaders firmly determined to preserve the fragile Iran deal, several high profile companies are teetering on packing up their ...

At least one dead in Iran following anti-government protest

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At least one dead in Iran following anti-government protest

A protest in Iran's southwestern city of Kazeroon has left at least one person dead and six others injured.

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

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Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement.

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign supreme, writes Mat Nashed.

The New Arab

Erdogan calls for more government control of Turkish economy

Turkey President Erdogan has called for greater government control of the economy, leading to the country's lira to crash to a ...

Joe Odell

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Comment: Through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UK arms dealers continue to profit handsomely from the tragedy in Yemen, writes Joe Odell.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is expected on Monday to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see eight ministers replaced ...

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, ...

Francesca Mannocchi

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

Interview: He called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years. Francesca Mannocchi meets the ...

Erdogan in Britain for talks with 'valuable' ally

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Erdogan in Britain for talks with 'valuable' ally

Erdogan described the UK as 'strategic ally' as he arrived in London for talks with Teresa May.

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for metro fare protests

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for metro fare protests

Egypt has blamed the banned Muslim Brotherhood for a wave of rare protests against the government's surprise decision to hike fares on Cairo's ...

Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

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Iraqis shun first election since defeat of IS

More than half of the nearly 24.5 million voters did not show up at the ballot box in the parliamentary election, the highest abstention rate ...

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