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Iran releases jailed Iranian-Canadian academic

Just back from New York, President Hassan Rouhani has been harshly reminded that engagement with the United States should not go beyond the nuclear deal. Meanwhile, Iran releases a detained Iranian-Canadian professor.
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 Misha Zand for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on September 26

Foreign policy mishaps prove costly for Turkish contractors

The AKP government’s foreign policy blunders have cost Turkish contractors abroad $16 billion of revenue losses.
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 Zülfikar Doğan for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse on September 26

Why is Iraq not profiting from religious tourism?

While the number of Shiite pilgrims to Iraqi holy sites has been increasing significantly since 2003, Iraq has failed to benefit economically.
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 Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on September 26

How secondhand donations are funding development in Ramallah

A Ramallah shop is trying to do its part to help lessen Palestinians' reliance on foreign assistance for development.
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 Aziza Nofal for Al-Monitor Palestine Pulse on September 26

Are Egypt's lackluster efforts leaving it isolated?

Egypt seems to be ignoring chances to upgrade its social standing in the world.
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 Ahmed Fouad for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on September 25

How Sinai women are fueling Egypt's economy with homemade goods

Bedouin women in the Sinai Peninsula defy tribal tradition and help their families by selling handmade crafts.
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 Rania Rabeaa Elabd for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on September 25

Egypt takes new approach to tourism

Egypt's long-suffering tourism business might finally be getting some good news: The private sector will take a crack at handling one of the country's ancient sites.
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 Ahmed Hidji for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on September 23

What's the status of IMF loan as Iraq dismisses finance minister?

The International Monetary Fund has granted a $3 billion loan to Iraq; however, parliament and the government have not yet reached an agreement over the loan conditions.
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 Omar Sattar for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse on September 23

Why is Egypt's army now in the baby formula business?

While Egypt's army has long played a large role in the country's economy, recent steps taken by the armed forces in the baby formula and education sector have reignited fears about its financial power.
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 Albaraa Abdullah for Al-Monitor Egypt Pulse on September 21

Rouhani set to address UNGA amid high expectations at home

President Hassan Rouhani is in New York to address the UN General Assembly amid high expectations at home about the outcome of his trip.
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 Misha Zand for Al-Monitor Iran Pulse on September 21

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