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Al Qaeda appoints new leader dubbed 'Sword of Revenge'

26 February, 2021

He reportedly took over from al Zawahiri, after rumours that the leader since 2011 died last November.

Syrian security figure Bahjat Suleiman dies after contracting Covid-19

26 February, 2021

Bahjat Suleiman was admitted to hospital earlier this month after contracting coronavirus.

Somalia’s opposition postpones protest over election delay

26 February, 2021

Pressure on the Somali government had been mounting after the failure to hold elections on February 8 due to a disagreement on how to carry out the vote.

Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

26 February, 2021

Iran has found different approaches to increase its military and security influence in Syria beyond establishing armed militias.

Rabbi for GCC Jewish community prays for MbS

26 February, 2021

"We are pleased to join our wishes for these prayers, calling for his full health and wellness," the Israel in Arabic account tweeted.

US warned Russia of Syria strikes minutes ahead: Lavrov

26 February, 2021

Russia's top diplomat urged the US to renew contacts with Moscow on Syria.

UAE sends military vehicles to STC in Socotra: Governor

26 February, 2021

Socotra's governor accused the UAE of attempting to destabilise the Riyadh agreement.

Libya's PM-designate fails to name cabinet members

26 February, 2021

The Prime Minister-designate failed to meet a Thursday deadline to form a cabinet, while Egypt called on Dbeibah to exclude 'Islamists' from any upcoming cabinet.

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

26 February, 2021

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

26 February, 2021

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons across the border into Iraq.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

25 February, 2021

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

MbS launches company to develop Saudi mountain resort

25 February, 2021

Souda Development Company will invest $3 billion into a tourism project which includes 2,700 hotel rooms, 1,300 residential units, 30 attractions.

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