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Sudan on Monday said that negotiations over Ethiopia's massive and controversial dam construction on the Blue Nile have been postponed for a week.

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against travel to the country

TNA Voice: Biden, Uighurs, and Egypt's #MeToo moment

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TNA Voice: Biden, Uighurs, and Egypt's #MeToo moment

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Iran prison officials' pleas for virus help ignored: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran prison officials' pleas for virus help ignored: Amnesty

Iran has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials to contain Covid-19 in jails.

The New Arab Staff

WHO issues guidelines for Eid amid ‘stabilizing’ coronavirus situation

The WHO has issued a series of guidelines regarding religious gatherings and animal slaughter as Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate ...

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Preventing a global education disaster

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian man in coma transported 'illegally' to Italy

A Tunisian family has taken the drastic step of taking their 18-year-old son, who has been in a four-year-long coma, to Italy for treatment on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somali prime minister axed in no-confidence vote

A whopping 170 of parliament's 178 MPs backed a no confidence motion against Hassan Ali Khaire.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

Africa's coronavirus cases surpass 800,000

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Africa's coronavirus cases surpass 800,000

Health experts have warned the virus could “smoulder” in parts of the continent for a long time.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' of the ...

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

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