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Iran, Rial, economic difficulties, economy, U.S., sanctions,

Depreciation of the Rial will be eased: Iran’s central bank

The Iranian Rial has halved its value since April 2018. In a bid to place a plank under its bottom especially since U.S. sanctions are likely to be imposed sometime this week, Iranian state...
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Iran waiting for its piece of the Syrian pie

Seven years later, Syrian territory is in pieces. The economy too, and do-gooders are waiting for the end of the war. This tune is familiar. Back in 1990, Lebanon also was shattered. A large...
Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

Illicit arms sales brings new dimension to Yemen war

It comes as no surprise, illicit arms and weapons have been flowing into the war in Yemen with numerous examples of such weapons supplied by arm sellers, such as China, UK and...
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Economic deal between Lebanon and Syria vital to their economies

In efforts aimed at making an economic deal with Syria, which could potentially also see an increase in the footprint of Lebanon’s exports, Raed Khoury, the country’s caretaker economy minister stated Lebanon must seek...
Qatar, blockade, UAE, families, property, students, lives,

ICJ rules – UAE-led blockade violates Qataris’ rights

The economic blockade imposed by the United Arab Emirates and its allies against Qatar amounts to racial discrimination. This was what the United Nations' top court pronounced in its provisional ruling in what is...
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Egypt’s courting Australia to upgrade mining industry

Aussies most welcomed. Long-term projects are often initiated behind the scenes, and Egypt would like to go fast on upgrading mining industry. Two days ago, Egyptian petroleum minister Tarek El-Molla and Australian ambassador Neil...
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Hezbollah as “terror entity”: UK says ‘yes’, EU says ‘no’

Sorry UK, but branding Hezbollah as "terror entity" seems a bit anachronistic given the mess it has created for itself with Brexit and its questionable allies in the Middle East. Yet, in...
Qatar, Doha, economic blockade, Saudi, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, economy, opportunity,

Qatar: Economic blockade turned into opportunity

Stifling economic blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Qatar will continue to remain in place until further notice with neither Saudi Arabia nor Egypt will to "make any concessions" towards...
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Saudi Arabia vs. Yemen: Ramadan ends with missiles

Holy month of Ramadan comes to an end with some deadly wishes between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Saudi air defenses confirmed that a ballistic missile fired from pro-Iranian rebel-held territory in Yemen was intercepted...
UAE, AI, Economy,

UAE economy to add ‘$182 billion’ by 2035

AI to create “strong economic impact” in the region of the UAE, reveal a new study. Accenture has reported that AI has the potential to boost the UAE’s economy by “1.6 percentage points”, whereby...