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  • newIMF experts visit Lebanon amid worsening economic crisis

    IMF experts visit Lebanon amid worsening economic crisis

    Author: ReutersID: 1582182061958481500Thu, 2020-02-20 06:58BEIRUT: A team of IMF experts met Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Thursday at the start of a visit to provide Lebanon with advice on tackling a deepening financial and economic crisis, an o…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 2:05am -
  • newEU leaders to clash over money as Brexit blows hole in budget

    EU leaders to clash over money as Brexit blows hole in budget

    Author: ReutersID: 1582168998987832900Thu, 2020-02-20 05:00BRUSSELS: European Union leaders will clash this week over the EU’s 2021-2027 budget as Britain’s exit leaves a 75 billion euro ($81 billion) hole in the bloc’s finances just as it fa…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 10:28pm -
  • newOil up on slowing pace of coronavirus, Venezuela sanctions

    Oil up on slowing pace of coronavirus, Venezuela sanctions

    Author: Thu, 2020-02-20 00:17LONDON: Benchmark Brent oil prices rose for a seventh consecutive day after demand worries eased with a slowing of new coronavirus cases in China and supply was curtailed by a US move to cut more Venezuelan crude from…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:20pm -
  • newUS housing starts fall, building permits near 13-year high

    US housing starts fall, building permits near 13-year high

    Author: Thu, 2020-02-20 00:13WASHINGTON: US homebuilding fell less than expected in January while permits surged to a near 13-year high, pointing to sustained housing market strength that could help keep the longest economic expansion in history…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:17pm -
  • newEU seeks ‘responsible’ AI to dispel Big Brother fears

    EU seeks ‘responsible’ AI to dispel Big Brother fears

    Author: Thu, 2020-02-20 00:04BRUSSELS: The EU unveiled its strategy for artificial intelligence on Wednesday as Europe jumps to catch up to the US and China and dispel fears of Big Brother control.From household robots to facial recognition, A…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:08pm -
  • newUK heralds end of ‘cheap labor from Europe’

    UK heralds end of ‘cheap labor from Europe’

    Wed, 2020-02-19 23:54LONDON: Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on “…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:58pm -
  • newChina’s virus-hit cities start to restore production

    China’s virus-hit cities start to restore production

    Author: Wed, 2020-02-19 23:49BEIJING: Big manufacturing hubs on the Chinese coast are starting to loosen curbs on the movement of people and traffic while local governments prod factories to restart production, following weeks of stoppages due to…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:54pm -
  • newKuwait MPs launch probe into Airbus deal

    Kuwait MPs launch probe into Airbus deal

    Wed, 2020-02-19 17:20KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's parliament on Wednesday formed a fact-finding panel to probe alleged kickbacks in a deal between the national carrier and Airbus, which last month paid massive fines to settle bribery scandals.The parlia…
    - 24 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 9:30am -
  • UK inflation surges, weakening case for rate cut

    UK inflation surges, weakening case for rate cut

    Author: AFPID: 1582107623650386700Wed, 2020-02-19 10:18LONDON: British annual inflation surged to 1.8 percent in January from 1.3 percent one month earlier, official data showed Wednesday, boosting the pound.The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-m…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 5:35am -
  • STC denies logo copycat claims, denounces ‘blackmail’ attempts

    STC denies logo copycat claims, denounces ‘blackmail’ attempts

    Wed, 2020-02-19 11:46LONDON: The latest episode of the ongoing dispute over the new Saudi Telecom Company (STC) logo witnessed a serious escalation with the US-based CTS Corporation filing an opposition proceeding in the Kingdom to protect its name…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 3:56am -

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  • Qatar, the Gulf emirate famed for openness, is silencing critics
    FOR DECADES Qatar has promoted itself as a beacon of openness in a repressive region. It hosts Al Jazeera, a popular Arab satellite station that broadcasts opinions suppressed elsewhere in the Middle East. And it is a haven to those fleeing Arab desp…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 10:56am -
  • Why the United Nations cannot end wars in the Arab world
    EVEN AFTER nearly a decade of carnage, Syria’s civil war still manages to shock. More than 700,000 people have fled a regime offensive in Idlib, the country’s last rebel-held pocket. Shelter is scarce; with temperatures near zero, families sleep…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 10:56am -
  • One law for the mighty in Kenya
    NAIROBI’S B-CLUB is popular with Kenya’s gilded classes. Those unfortunate to live within earshot are less keen, and last October won a court ruling revoking its licence. But legal orders matter little to politically connected nightclub owners. F…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 10:56am -
  • Secular Israelis on buses strike a blow for religious freedom
    AT THE Clock-Tower Square in Jaffa, dozens of Israelis wait in the winter sun for a bus home after a Saturday afternoon in nearby restaurants and bars. Any other day of the week this would be normal, but for today’s passengers there is a subversive…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 10:56am -
  • Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ex-dictator, could at last face justice
    FOR MORE than a decade, Omar al-Bashir gaily thumbed his nose at the International Criminal Court (ICC). After he was indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the country’s western region of Darfur, his defiance badly damage…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 1:52pm -
  • More Africans are marrying spouses of different ethnicities
    IN 2018 A dating app was launched targeting African diasporas in America. CultureCrush was described by its founder as an “inclusive ecosystem”. And if that were not romantic enough, the app promised to be the first to allow users looking for lov…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 10:51am -
  • A historic day for Malawi’s democracy
    THERE ARE many ways to rig an election. Voters can be beaten or bribed. Ballot boxes can be stuffed. Computers tallying results can be hacked. But few methods are more rudimentary than that used last year in Malawi’s general election. In the southe…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 10:51am -
  • The Houthi model of government

    The Houthi model of government

    THE WAR in Yemen escalated last month when a missile hit a mosque at a military training camp near Marib, killing over 100 soldiers. The government blamed the Houthi rebels, who control much of the country (see map). Fierce fighting broke out in the…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 10:51am -
  • Félix Tshisekedi has accomplished little in Congo
    THERE WAS supposed to be a big party on January 24th. It was going to cost $6m and celebrate the first anniversary of Félix Tshisekedi’s inauguration as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The government presents this as Congo’s first…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 10:51am -
  • The legacy of Daniel arap Moi still haunts Kenya
    DANIEL ARAP MOI was in many ways an accidental president. Though he had been number two to Jomo Kenyatta, independent Kenya’s first leader, the Kikuyu elite looked down on him. They saw the former teacher from the Kalenjin group as a modest man wi…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 9:52am -

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