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Hamdok to Asharq Al-Awsat: Our Relations With US Are Advancing, No Fear with Ethiopia

Hamdok to Asharq Al-Awsat: Our Relations With US Are Advancing, No Fear with Ethiopia

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said his country’s removal from the US terrorism list was very imminent, noting a “significant progress” in the relations with the United States. He pointed to some pending points pertaining to compensation for the bombings of the American embassies in Nairo

Yemeni Oil Minister: Decline in Oil Revenues Pressures State Budget

Yemeni Oil Minister: Decline in Oil Revenues Pressures State Budget

Yemen's Oil and Minerals Minister Aws al-Awd revealed that the decline in global demand for oil due to the coronavirus pandemic had put pressure on the Yemeni government’s treasury. Revenues from oil exports represent a fundamental pillar in supporting the economy and the public treasury, he expl

COVID-19 Turns Nurse to Patient in Egypt

The novel coronavirus has changed the life of Egyptian head nurse Mohammed Nabil, who went from caring for patients to becoming one himself.

Lebanon Crisis Brings Mixed Legacy for Riad Salameh

Lebanon Crisis Brings Mixed Legacy for Riad Salameh

Touted as the guardian of Lebanon’s monetary stability, he steered the tiny country's finances for nearly three decades, through post-war recovery and bouts of unrest. Now, Lebanon’s central bank governor is being called a “thief” by some anti-government protesters who see him as a member of a co

Iraq Military Spokesman to Asharq Al-Awsat: ISIS No Longer Poses a Threat

Iraq Military Spokesman to Asharq Al-Awsat: ISIS No Longer Poses a Threat

Since the start of 2020, ISIS has been mounting activities that suggest the group has reorganized its ranks after the defeats it sustained in the past few years on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi borders. The Iraqi army, however, is showing no signs of concern over the growing activities of the te

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