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Amr Salahi is a New Arab journalist focused on Syrian, Egyptian and Libyan affairs.

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Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

20 August, 2020

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought and famine remain.

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

19 July, 2020

Two advisors to the Iraqi government have been mocked after appearing on a television show to claim that a coronavirus vaccine will be freely available in the country in September.

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

03 July, 2020

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

18 June, 2020

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian regime. Who are they?

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

05 June, 2020

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on Qatar three years later

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

15 May, 2020

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave to cross through to enter Palestine

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

01 May, 2020

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence over the regime, and anger with the Syrian dictator.

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

26 February, 2020

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been captured by the Assad regime.

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

25 February, 2020

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the institutionalisation of a police state.

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

28 January, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, with some being far more transparent about their methods than others.

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

31 December, 2019

The city of Maaret al-Numan has been destroyed by Russia, a few days after negotiations over Syria in Astana concluded. There appears to be a link between the two events.

Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam: A catastrophe for Egypt?

03 December, 2019

Ethiopia is building a dam on the Nile which it says is vital to its future development but Egyptians fear that it could cause famine and drought in their country.

Amr Salahi
Amr Salahi

Amr Salahi is a New Arab journalist focused on Syrian, Egyptian and Libyan affairs.

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