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Algeria rejects Western Sahara talks

Author:  Sat, 2021-10-23 00:34 ALGIERS: Algeria on Friday ruled out returning to roundtable talks over Western Sahara, days after the UN appointed a new envoy for the conflict. “We confirm our formal and irreversible rejection of the so-called roundtable format,” Algeria’s … read more

Foreign aid lost in Syria exchange rate distortions

Author:  Sat, 2021-10-23 00:30 BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has used distorted exchange rates to divert at least $100 million in international aid to its coffers in the past two years, according to new research. The currency manipulation deprives Syrians, … read more

Evacuation flights for migrants start again in Libya

Author:  Associated Press ID:  1634932161367872200 Fri, 2021-10-22 17:44 CAIRO: The United Nations said on Friday that it has resumed humanitarian evacuation flights for migrants stranded in Libya after authorities suspended them for several months. The announcement comes after a massive … read more