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Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Reporters Without Borders described the Middle East's media landscape as 'moribund.'

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical struggle involving Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.

Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

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Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

Cairo says that new outlets constructed by Ethiopia on its Great Renaissance Dam will severely restrict the flow of Nile waters, causing harm to ...

Deby's son named 'president of the republic' of Chad

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Deby's son named 'president of the republic' of Chad

General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno was named as a transitional leader after the death of his father.

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MENA governments ‘ruthless and chilling’ on death penalty: Amnesty

Four Middle Eastern countries performed 88 percent of known executions taking place worldwide last year.

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African ...

Courtney Freer

Can Saudi Arabia's fanciful climate plan actually work?

Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is ...

The New Arab Staff

Libya becomes regional centre for bitcoin mining operation

Libya has been noted as the most prolific miner of bitcoins in the Arab world, thought to be due to cheap electricity.

South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

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South Sudan to dispose of 60,000 expired Covid vaccines

South Sudan is looking to dispose of 60,000 expired doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

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11 dead, almost 100 hurt in Egypt train accident

A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured.

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

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Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

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Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

The Templars, an international army of elite warriors set up to guard European pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem, used the island as their ...

Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

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Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram ...

Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic ...

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

Aishat Yusuff

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Book Club: Marguerite Richards' anthology of global Muslim voices is a honest recollection of the human experience. From chaos to peace, ...

Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

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Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

Qatar Red Crescent is raising funds to reach the $100 million needed for a global vaccination initiative aiming vulnerable populations in 20 ...

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

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