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Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two countries earlier this year.

Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

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Algeria will not give up controversial coronavirus drug treatment

Algeria has continued the use of a drug whose use for Covid-19 treatment has been suspended by the World Health Organisation.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: Israeli annexation 72 years after An-Nakba

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

The New Arab

Netanyahu calls Sudanese leader in latest move towards normalisation

Fresh from inaugurating his new government, Israel's PM called Sudan's leader to wish him a happy Eid, three months after the pair agreed to ...

The New Arab

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

The New Arab

Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

Saudi dissident Abdullah Al-Hamid died on April 24 after being denied medical attention by prison authorities.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

The New Arab

Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, Amnesty ...

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

The New Arab

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting reporters covering a protest, says the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

VP Riek Machar's wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and "a number of his office staff and bodyguards" have also been infected.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

The New Arab

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

The New Arab & agencies

Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

Two hundred Moroccan citizens, trapped in the disputed Spanish-run enclave of Melilla by the coronavirus pandemic, have made their way home to ...

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave ...

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