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Reports of Qatar leaving Gulf bloc 'incorrect and baseless'

Qatar denies GCC leaving reports as it prepares to mark three years of blockade by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. See full article

Saudi Arabia confirms Yemen donors' conference with UN next week

Official Saudi Press Agency says the conference will take place on Tuesday where the UN will try to raise $2.4bn. See full article

Report: US considering charges against Venezuela's first lady

US prosecutors are preparing to charge First Lady Cilia Flores with crimes including drug trafficking and corruption. See full article

Mahathir vows to challenge expulsion from his own party

Malaysia's two-time former prime minister, his son and three other senior members were expelled from the Bersatu party. See full article

US floats plan to expel thousands of Chinese college students

Visa revocation proposal faces opposition from US universities and scientific organisations that host Chinese students. See full article

Afghan forces killed as gov't urges Taliban to extend ceasefire

Afghan government says efforts under way to extend the ceasefire as Taliban delegation arrives in Kabul for talks. See full article

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What is the way forward in India-Nepal border dispute?

India says new road to Lipulekh falls within Indian territory, but Nepal claims at least 17km of it lies on its land. See full article

'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

A crackdown on legal exchange shops has turbocharged illicit black market transactions in the crisis-ridden country. See full article

Ethiopian security forces accused of grave human rights abuses

New Amnesty report documents extrajudicial executions, mass detentions during security operations in Amhara and Oromia. See full article

'Why are we still struggling?' ask Australia bushfire victims

People who lost nearly everything as fires tore through vast tracts of Australia say they are still waiting for help. See full article

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'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

A crackdown on legal exchange shops has turbocharged illicit black market transactions in the crisis-ridden country. See full article

S Africa teachers' union urges staff to defy return-to-work order

Union says schools do not have the protective gear to keep educators and pupils safe when the economy reopens on Monday. See full article

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey's foreign exchange reserves have dropped as coronavirus pressures economy. See full article

Saudi Arabia moved $40bn in reserves to sovereign fund

The move comes as the world's largest crude exporter faces major fiscal pressure from a crash in global oil markets. See full article