Regions: Near East

The Arab Weekly | November 28, 2022

Egypt not out of the woods after IMF rescue deal as bottlenecks persist

With very limited amounts of dollars and other foreign exchange available in Egypt, importers continue to face problems financing goods from abroad, creating bottlenecks for factories and retailers, bankers say.

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The Arab Weekly | November 28, 2022

Arab Monetary Fund signs $1 billion deal to support Yemen reforms

Aden's branch is under the control of the internationally-recognised administration.

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | November 28, 2022

Could a Russia-Iran Gas Partnership Bear Fruit?

It might seem that for Iran, the West's attempt to isolate Russia is a good opportunity to fill the resulting market gaps. In practice, however, it only creates new problems.

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The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

Iran calls for US ban from World Cup over social media post

Iranian state media is calling for the U.S. to be banned from competing in the 2022 World Cup over a now-deleted social media post in which the U.S. national soccer…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

Pro-Israel group that honored Trump blasts his meeting with Ye and Fuentes

A Pro-Israel group that recently honored former President Trump said it "deplored" his recent meeting with rapper Ye and white nationalist Nick Fuentes.  The right-wing Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 28, 2022

GOP prepares for House takeover: Five things to watch

House Republicans will take the reins of the lower chamber in fewer than six weeks, returning to power after four years in the minority wilderness to usher in a new…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Americans will soon get to vote in Eurovision Song Contest

Americans next year will get to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual music and songwriting competition with a massive following in Europe and growing international interest. The European…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

GOP, Trump's potential 2024 rivals criticize Nick Fuentes dinner 

Top GOP figures and potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates spent the weekend criticizing former President Trump after reports surfaced that he had dinner at Mar-a-Lago with known white supremacist Nick…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Manchin’s side deal on brink as GOP seeks his 2024 ouster

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) side deal with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to enact permitting reform before the end of the year is on life support as Republicans look…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

In Donald Trump’s America, facts are fungible

“Truth is incontrovertible,” Winston Churchill once pointed out. “Panic may resent it. Ignorance may deride it. Malice may distort it. But there it is.” In American politics these days, facts…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 27, 2022

Why the US should help the Gulf states negotiate a trade deal with the UK

In September, the United Kingdom (UK) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) wrapped up the first round of negotiations on a free trade agreement. A deal promises economic gains for…

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Gatestone Institute | November 27, 2022

"The Kafirs [Unbelievers] Should Be Killed, All of Them": The Persecution of Christians, October 2022

"I heard them. They were shouting in Arabic and Swahili, saying that the kafirs [unbelievers] should be killed, all of them, and make Congo an Islamic state. Shoot all of…

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The Arab Weekly | November 27, 2022

Khamenei tries to lift morale of Basij tasked with quashing Iran protests

The address marking Basij week in Iran echoed previous statements lambasting the protests as a foreign plot to destabilise Iran.

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The Arab Weekly | November 27, 2022

Iraq says OPEC+ December meeting to take into account market conditions

Iraq's current production represents 11 percent of OPEC’s total output

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The Arab Weekly | November 27, 2022

Worries grow over possible impact of Turkish attacks in Syria on fight against ISIS

Over the past week, Turkey launched a wave of airstrikes on suspected Kurdish rebels hiding in neighbouring Syria and Iraq in retaliation for the Istanbul attack.

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The Arab Weekly | November 27, 2022

Qatar reviewing London investments after transport ads ban over LGTB, workers' rights

The TfL ban “has been interpreted as a message from the mayor’s office that Qatari business is not welcome in London,”‌ the person was quoted as saying.

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The Hill, Columnists | November 26, 2022

Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky compared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the man-made famine that caused millions of deaths in the 1930s under Soviet rule in an address remembering the historic…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 26, 2022

US, allies struggle to support protesters in make-or-break moment for Iran

The U.S., its allies and individuals across the globe are struggling to support protesters in Iran in what observers say is a make-or-break moment that could tip the scales for…

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The Hill, Columnists | November 26, 2022

The family grip on power in North Korea and the Philippines

In Asia’s ruling dynasties, family heritage is all-important. We have had no better proof than in the past few days, when dynastic heirs and maybe an heir-apparent to national power…

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United Nations (UN) Top Stories | November 26, 2022

Central African Republic: UN chief strongly condemns airfield attack which left one peacekeeper dead

The UN Secretary-General on Saturday strongly condemned an attack on an airfield in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) which left one peacekeeper from Morocco dead, while his unit was attempting…

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Gatestone Institute | November 26, 2022

Is the Biden Administration Colluding with Russia to Allow Iran to Go Nuclear?

The mullahs are freely expanding their nuclear weapons program, now enriching uranium to nearly weapons-grade level. Iran is also seeking assistance from its ally, Russia, to bolster its nuclear program,…

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The Arab Weekly | November 26, 2022

EU weighs proposals to impose rules on migrant rescue ships

More than 90,000 migrants have so far arrived in the EU though the Mediterranean, chiefly from Libya and Tunisia.

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The Arab Weekly | November 26, 2022

Tunisia says storage facility may be used for Russian naphtha

Data has shown a big drop in direct South Korean imports of naphtha from Russia directly, as well as a sudden rise in imports of naphtha from Tunisia.

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The Arab Weekly | November 26, 2022

US urges ‘immediate de-escalation’ as Turkey strikes Syria

The developments are “unacceptably dangerous and we are deeply concerned,” said Nikolas Granger, the US senior representative to north-eastern Syria.

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The Arab Weekly | November 26, 2022

Tensions with Israel predicted as far-right politician gets national security job

Hazem Qassem, a spokesperson for Hamas, said Ben-Gvir’s deal with Netanyahu meant the new government in Israel would be “more fascist and extreme.”

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