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Photo: Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images

Al Jazeera is creating an editorial platform for business news called "Reyada" that will include licensed business content from the New York Times.

Why it matters: The platform is meant to serve as a hub for reporting on the Middle East's economic diversification, according to a statement announcing the partnership.

Details: The product will combine Al Jazeera's original coverage with a selection of reporting licensed from the New York Times, per the statement.

  • The licensed content will focus on economics, finance and entrepreneurship.
  • The content will run alongside Al Jazeera’s business coverage across Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language digital properties and will feature an array of formats including articles, videos and photos.
  • Reyada will be run from Al Jazeera's offices in Washington, D.C., and Doha, Qatar.

What they're saying: "We are thrilled to collaborate with The New York Times, an organisation that possesses such high journalistic integrity and a well-earned legacy, to support the launch and coverage of Reyada,” said Yaser Bishr, executive director of digital for Al Jazeera Media Network.

  • “We are delighted to participate in Reyada and look forward to providing the in-depth, impactful journalism of The New York Times to Al Jazeera’s business audience the world over,” said Michael Greenspon, the global head of NYT licensing and print innovation, in a statement.

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Feb 17, 2021 - World

Sudan unveils new Cabinet amid economic crisis

Mariam Sadiq al-Mahdi in 2014. Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

Khartoum — After several months of political wrangling, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has unveiled his new Cabinet.

Why it matters: The Sudanese government is facing a deepening economic crisis that is fueling street protests and criticism from political allies.

57 mins ago - World

Mapped: The world's most and least corrupt countries

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Data: Transparency International; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

The most corrupt governments in the world are in South Sudan, Syria and Somalia, according to Transparency International's annual index, while the "cleanest" are in Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.

  • Breaking it down: The U.S. is 27th, China 66th, India 85th, Brazil 96th and Russia 136th. Scroll over the map to see each country's ranking.

Crypto leads to massive surge in online scams

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Reproduced from FTC; Chart: Axios Visuals

Bogus cryptocurrency investments led to an unprecedented increase in online scams last year, according to new data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Why it matters: Cryptocurrency is an easy target because while it's surging in popularity, there's still a lot of confusion about how it works.