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Maha El Dahan

In his comeback as Lebanon's PM, Hariri vows to halt collapse

Oct 22 2020

BEIRUT, Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government to tackle the country's worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.

Coronavirus prompts major pre-emptive Egyptian wheat buying spree

Sep 14 2020

CAIRO/DUBAI Leading global wheat buyer Egypt has raised purchases by almost 40 percent year on year in the first two months of its buying season, with its supply ministry still instructed to keep six months of strategic reserves in response to COVID-19.

UPDATE 2-Egypt sets up commodities exchange for wheat, oils, sugar and rice

Sep 09 2020

CAIRO, Sept 9 Egypt on Wednesday announced the formation of a commodities exchange which will initially trade wheat, oils, sugar and rice beginning in the first half of 2021.

As UAE hails Israel accord, silence from Saudi Arabia

Aug 14 2020

DUBAI/RIYADH As media and people in the United Arab Emirates hailed the Gulf state's deal to normalise relations with Israel as a diplomatic victory that helps the Palestinians, silence reigned in Saudi Arabia, longtime figurehead of regional policy towards Israel.

Israel, UAE to normalize relations in shift in Mideast politics; West Bank annexations on hold

Aug 14 2020

DUBAI/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran.

UAE says Israel agreement removes time-bomb of annexation

Aug 13 2020

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf Arab country to reach a deal on normalising relations with Israel on Thursday, securing an Israeli commitment to halt further annexations of Palestinian territories. | Video

UAE says Israel agreement removes time-bomb of annexation

Aug 13 2020

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf Arab country to reach a deal on normalising relations with Israel on Thursday, securing an Israeli commitment to halt further annexations of Palestinian territories.

WRAPUP 1-Israel, UAE agree to normalise relations, with help from Trump

Aug 13 2020

DUBAI/JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON, Aug 13 Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement on Thursday that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two states, a move that reshapes the order of Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to Iran.

Special report: A collapsing economy and a family feud pile pressure on Syria's Assad

Aug 13 2020

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Maha El Dahan, Tom Perry and Michael Georgy

World Food Programme to send 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour to Lebanon

Aug 11 2020

DUBAI The World Food Programme (WFP) will send 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour to Lebanon after last week's blast at Beirut's port destroyed its only silo with all the private stocks held there, a United Nations report said on Tuesday.

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U.S. urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as fighting in and around the mountain enclave entered a second month on Tuesday, defying a ceasefire brokered in Washington.