The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

Malian President Boubacar Keita resigned from office after a military coup.

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mali heads to polls despite coronavirus, security concerns

Long-delayed polls have opened in Mali, just hours after the west African country reported its first COVID-19 death.

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected Mali militant attack kills ten troops

A security source in Mali has said at least ten soldiers were killed in an early morning attack on a military camp.

The New Arab & agencies

More than 100 people murdered in Mali massacre

More than 100 people have been murdered by hunters in Mali.

The New Arab & agencies

EU training mission in Mali comes under militant attack

The European Union training mission in Mali has said that one of its centres has come under attack, with some injuries reported.

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

Observer missions sent by the European Union and the African Union (AU), however, have said the election was not badly impaired.

Adama Munu

Somalia's 9/11: World, where's the outrage?

Somalia witnessed one of the most horrific days in its troubled history on Saturday when a bomb exploded in central Mogadishu killing at least ...

At least 17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

The New Arab & agencies

At least 17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

At least 17 people have been killed and eight injured after gunmen opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, ...

Mali peace conference calls for talks with militants

The New Arab & agencies

Mali peace conference calls for talks with militants

Delegates at a peace conference in Mali suggested negotiations with militants in the north of the country on Sunday, in a move likely to be ...

Trump in Jerusalem: Peace-maker or hell-raiser?

Ali Kazak

Trump in Jerusalem: Peace-maker or hell-raiser?

Comment: In moving the US embassy to West Jerusalem, Trump could gain the admiration and support of all countries and peoples of the world, ...

Malian migrants recount Libya prison ordeal

The New Arab & agencies

Malian migrants recount Libya prison ordeal

Dozens of Malian migrants kept locked up in Libyan jails after failing to make it onto boats bound for Europe have arrived home, with some ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria defends its treatment of Mali migrants

Algeria on Saturday defended its treatment of a group of around 260 Malian migrants rounded up and deported to their country, dismissing charges of brutality.

The New Arab

New militant threat in West Africa from al-Qaeda

The kidnapping of a Swiss woman in Mali by al-Qaeda militants highlight a growing threat of the extremist group that is looking to extend its ...

The New Arab

Moroccan photographer injured in Burkina Faso hotel attack dies

Acclaimed French-Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui has died after sustaining several gunshot wounds during Friday's terrorist attack on a hotel ...

The New Arab & agencies

The hunt for the one-eyed North African jihadist

One-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose militants attacked a hotel in Burkina Faso, shot to global notoriety the 2013 Algerian gas field assault, ...

Burkina Faso militant siege declared 'over' by government

The New Arab & agencies

Burkina Faso militant siege declared 'over' by government

The siege of a luxury hotel by al-Qaeda affiliate gunmen is declared over by Burkina Faso's government on Saturday. At least 22 were killed and ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Hostage-taking in Mali hotel 'over'

Malian national television has reported that no more hostages were being held at a luxury hotel after a day-long siege by Islamic militants.

Hundreds still missing a week after deadly Hajj stampede

AAAJ and agencies

Hundreds still missing a week after deadly Hajj stampede

After a stampede killed at least 769 people during Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, hundreds of pilgrims remain missing, as ...

Buddying up to Bouteflika

George Joffe

Buddying up to Bouteflika

Analysis: A visit to Algeria by the French president shows relations at their warmest for decades. It's all about money and fighting common ...

The strange case of Algeria and the remarkable reshuffle

George Joffe

The strange case of Algeria and the remarkable reshuffle

Analysis: President Bouteflika's surprise cabinet appointments have led many to question who the real power behind the throne might be, says ...

Most Popular

Most Popular