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Qatar pledges to make direct investment in Turkey, currently hit by currency crisis amid a diplomatic stand-off with US.
Qatari emir vows $15bn investment in Turkey after Erdogan meeting
#Politics #MiddleEast #Business&Economy #Turkey #Qatar
 

U.S. May Pull Aid from Saudi Military


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U.S. May Pull Aid from Saudi Military
 
Indications suggest Syrian human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh, who along with three colleagues disappeared almost five years ago, may have been killed by rebel group Jaish al-Islam in Douma.
Syria rebel group accused of abduction, murder of key activist
#MiddleEast #War&Conflict
 
The International Red Cross says thousands have either lost a limb or suffered some other severe injury since the war began in 2015.
Yemen struggles to enforce disability rights laws amid conflict
#MiddleEast #Yemen #HumanRights
 
As economic woes and political uncertainty drive down the rial's value, monetary speculators are winning the game.
A day in the life of a Tehran currency trader
#Business&Economy #Iran #MiddleEast
 
Son of opposition leader Hassan Mushaima enters third week of hunger strike, saying his father is denied healthcare.
Jailed Bahraini politician's son extends hunger strike protest
#UnitedKingdom #Bahrain #Europe #Politics #MiddleEast #HumanRights
 
The crucial Karam Abu Salem border crossing reopens allowing the vital transfer of goods into besieged Gaza.
Israel reopens Gaza commercial crossing after month-long closure
#Gaza #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #MiddleEast
 
Turkey would not need to impose capital controls to stem the plunge in the lira, writes Erkin Sahinoz.
How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?
#Turkey #Business&Economy #MiddleEast
 
Two drivers trek 3,000 kilometres across the desert, risking life and limb to deliver a payload against the clock.
The Journey from Agadir to Dakar
#Poverty&Development #Morocco #MiddleEast #Environment #Africa
 
Indian rupee hit an all-time low against the US dollar, as the South African rand and the Argentinian peso also saw big drops in recent days.
Turkey's currency crisis spreads globally
#MiddleEast #Turkey #Business&Economy
 
Medical sources say the attack on Tuesday hit a heavily populated area of the Houthi-held city of Duraihami.
Saudi-UAE air raids target Yemen's Hodeidah
#MiddleEast #Yemen #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #Houthis
 
Turkey's economic problems have been exacerbated by the US row, analysts say, as Turks voice concern over rising costs.
What's next for Turkey after lira slump?
#Turkey #Business&Economy #MiddleEast #UnitedStates
 
Muslim-friendly resorts witness a surge in business as demand for getaways that comply with Islamic law rises.
Sun, sea and single-sex beaches: Turkey's halal tourism boom
#Turkey #Tourism #Business&Economy #MiddleEast #Islam #Europe
 
A breakdown of the events, causes and effects, as Turkey's currency collapses amid a diplomatic row with the US.
Turkey lira crisis: Six things you need to know
#Business&Economy #Turkey #MiddleEast #UnitedStates
 
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members arrested including some who had been sentenced in absentia to 10 to 15 years in jail.
Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'
#Egypt #MiddleEast #MuslimBrotherhood #AbdelFattahel-Sisi #MohamedMorsi
 
Chemotherapy drug shortages put the lives of more than 8,200 cancer patients at risk, Gaza health officials say.
Gaza halts treatment for cancer patients as siege worsens
#Gaza #Palestine #MiddleEast
 
Witnesses say no deaths have been recorded so far but a few people were injured as a result of the blast.
Taiz governor survives roadside bomb in Yemen's Aden
#MiddleEast #Yemen
 
Half a decade after deadly crackdown of supporters of ex-president Morsi, human rights activists still call for probe.
Egypt: Five years since 'Rabaa massacre'
#Egypt #Rabaa #MiddleEast #Politics
 
Human Rights Watch said attack on a sit-in protest of Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo in 2013, was 'the largest mass killing in Egypt's modern history'.
Egypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'
#MiddleEast #Egypt #HumanRights
 
Report by UN sanctions monitors says up to 30,000 ISIL fighters still remain despite the armed group's defeat.
UN report: 20,000-30,000 ISIL fighters left in Iraq and Syria
#War&Conflict #MiddleEast #ISISISIL #Afghanistan #Iraq
 
Beji Caid Essebsi says the measure was a long time coming but some are sceptical about the proposal's motivations.
Tunisia's president vows to give women equal inheritance rights
#MiddleEast #Tunisia #BejiCaidEssebsi #WomensRights
 
Baghdad to honour dollar ban but not all US sanctions on Iran, says Haider al-Abadi, stepping back from earlier remarks.
Iraqi PM walks back on commitment to US sanctions on Iran
#MiddleEast #Iraq #Iran #Politics #Haideral-Abadi #UnitedStates
 
Funerals of victims of the Saada bus attack gathered angry mourners who shouted slogans against Saudi Arabia and what they say is its biggest ally and arms supplier the United States.
Saada attack: Mourners vented anger against Saudi, UAE
#MiddleEast #Yemen #War&Conflict
 
Supreme leader rejects Trump's offer as foreign minister questions whether US president is 'serious about talks'.
Iran's Khamenei: No war, no negotiations with Trump
#Politics #MiddleEast #Iran
 
Gaza runs out of drugs for treating cancer patients and it's not just because of the Israeli siege.
Gaza's cancer patients between siege, political failure
#MiddleEast #Palestine #Health
 
Human Rights Watch wants international inquiry into killing of Mohamed Morsi supporters during sit-in protest in Cairo.
Egypt: Rights group demands probe of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'
#Egypt #MiddleEast #Politics #MuslimBrotherhood
 
Blast brought down six-storey building in the Syrian rebel-held town of Sarmada, close to the Turkish border.
Explosion kills dozens, including children, in Syria's Idlib
#SyriasWar #MiddleEast #War&Conflict
 
Dozens killed in blast at weapons depot in Idlib province as government prepares to launch major assault.
Syria's last rebel stronghold braces for major offensive
#MiddleEast #War&Conflict
 
The five states sharing the Caspian shoreline sign a deal on the legal status of the sea, agreeing to keep it exclusive.
Five-nation deal paves way for tapping Caspian riches
#Europe #Russia #MiddleEast #Asia #Azerbaijan #Iran #Kazakhstan #Turkmenistan
 
A report obtained by Al Jazeera reveals the existence of 27 sites used to torture and sexually abuse Yemeni detainees.
Report: Mass torture in network of UAE-run prisons in south Yemen
#Yemen #UnitedArabEmirates #Houthis #MiddleEast
 
New sanctions on Iran are complicating across the border in Iraq.
Iran sanctions: Iraqi merchants fear unknown future
#MiddleEast #Iraq #Business&Economy
 
At least 50 people were killed in Thursday's attack by the Saudi-UAE coalition, including 29 children.
Funerals to be held for children killed in school bus attack
#Yemen #MiddleEast #SaudiArabia #UnitedArabEmirates #UnitedNations
 
Israeli documents allegedly show events that led four Palestinian children being killed by a drone in 2014.
Report details deadly drone strike on four Palestinian children
#Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Palestine #MiddleEast #Israel #War&Conflict
 
Iranian experts say US needs to deliver confidence-building measures for Tehran to open its doors to negotiations.
The art of the Iranian deal: How Trump can talk to Tehran
#MiddleEast #Iran #HassanRouhani #DonaldTrump
 
Manhunt ongoing after security forces came under attack and assailants blew up their hideout in the town of Salt.
Jordan: 4 security officers killed after storming building
#Jordan #MiddleEast
 
Hussein has been jailed in Cairo without charge since December 2016 after returning from Qatar to visit his family.
Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 600th day in Egyptian prison
#Journalismunderfire #Egypt #AlJazeera #MiddleEast #Media
 
Qatar-based network demands release of its journalist, who has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail.
Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 600th day in Egyptian jail
#MiddleEast #Egypt #HumanRights
 
After 20 weeks of protests every Friday on the land border with Israel, the fishermen of Gaza say it is their turn to demonstrate against the siege, not on land - but on water.
Gaza fishermen stage protest over Israeli blockade
#MiddleEast #HumanRights
 
The UN Security Council has called for an independent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition attack on a school bus that killed dozens of people, including at least 29 children, on Thursday.
'Didn't find any remains': Yemen's survivors on deadly bus attack
#MiddleEast #Yemen #HumanRights
 
US President Donald Trump has doubled trade tariffs on Turkey, prompting Ankara to threaten finding new allies.
Is the US-Turkey crisis beyond repair?
#Turkey #UnitedStates #MiddleEast #DonaldTrump #RecepTayyipErdogan
 
Turkish president says his country will not back down to 'the bullets, cannonballs and missiles of economic wars'.
Erdogan: Alliance with US at risk, Turkey target of 'trade war'
#Turkey #RecepTayyipErdogan #Politics #UnitedStates #MiddleEast
 
At the Arles Photo Festival, Taysir Batniji's 'Home Away from Home' shows the dual lives of Palestinians who live abroad but want to return to their homes in Gaza.
Palestinian photographer brings pain of Gaza to southern France
#MiddleEast #Palestine #Arts&Culture
 
According to the UN, Lebanon is one of the largest producers and exporters of cannabis and now the government wants to stop destroying the crop and cash in on the lucrative market.
A push in Lebanon to legalise cultivation of medical cannabis
#MiddleEast #Lebanon
 
A look at what the first wave of US imposed sanctions mean for Iranians and foreign companies doing business there.
What is US hoping to achieve by reimposing sanctions on Iran?
#Business&Economy #Iran #MiddleEast #UnitedStates
 
The surge in the power generator market in Tripoli goes against the current, as the inconstant electricity supply is otherwise sapping the dynamism of Libya's small businesses.
Power outages short-circuit Libya's economy
#MiddleEast #Libya #Business&Economy
 
Erbil and the Kurdish region of Iraq are fighting to realise the big plans that were put on hold to fight ISIL, but now face a slow recovery from an economic crisis.
With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy
#MiddleEast #Iraq #Business&Economy
 
The beautiful hand-woven carpets that are a valuable Iranian export are also masterful works of art and weavers say the US sanctions targeting them are an assault on Iran's identity.
Iran: Persian rug industry takes a hit after US sanctions
#MiddleEast #Iran #Business&Economy
 
The Saudi-led coalition has been criticised repeatedly for targeting civilian areas in their attacks, but the images of children covered in blood still appear to have shocked the world.
UN calls for probe into Yemen school bus attack
#MiddleEast #Yemen #War&Conflict
 
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