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Assad appears on Syrian banknote for first time

New 2,000-pound banknotes featuring Bashar al-Assad's face go into circulation in Damascus and a number of provinces.

Bashar al-Assad's face

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US removes Abu Dhabi from laptop ban flight list

The decision came after US officials visited and approved a 'preclearance facility' at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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French energy giant Total to sign South Pars gas deal

Total is the first Western energy company to invest in Iran's oil fields after sanctions were eased last year.

Total boss Patrick Pouyanne

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Thousands rally against upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg

More rallies scheduled to take place in German city before the leaders of industrialised economies meet on July 7 and 8.

rally against upcoming G20 summit

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Indian businesses brace for chaos amid GST tax reform

Many businesses say they are not prepared for the goods and services tax that will take effect on July 1.

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Qatari riyal trade disrupted at several UK banks

Gulf crisis affects overseas trading of Qatar's currency, making it unavailable at several British banks.

Qatari riyal

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Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in months

Fuel prices jump by up to 55 in second round of price hike since the local currency was floated in November.

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US toughens airport security for foreign flights

Homeland Security says airlines must step up security for US-bound flights or face possibility of total electronics ban.

airlines

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Major cyberattack sweeps globe, cripples computers

Malicious software paralyses thousands of business around the world and shut downs government agencies.

Shipping giant Maersk

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The mysterious fall in Saudi foreign reserves

Net foreign assets falling despite narrower budget deficit, mystifying economists and diplomats monitoring Riyadh.

assets

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