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Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

Italian prosecutors requested a trial for four Egyptian security officers for the killing of student Giulio Regeni.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well as Sudan's fragile political transition.

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Egypt court prolongs detention of social media influencers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court prolongs detention of social media influencers

An Egyptian court prolonged the detention of two young women over charges of human trafficking.

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Israel to push Biden to limit criticism of UAE

Israel is lobbying the incoming Biden administration to limit US criticism of the Gulf’s human rights record and military actions in Yemen.

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution fails, the world must "say if ...

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The New Arab Staff

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an ...

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in <em>Cairo</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mnuchin meets Qatari, Egyptian counterparts in Cairo

The meeting was the first time a Qatari official visited Egypt since the Saudi-led blockade began in 2017.

Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

The New Arab Staff

Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

Hala Zayed sparked uproar after images and video footage shared online showed her at a wedding in a crowded hall during the ongoing coronavirus ...

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt signs oil, gas exploration deals worth $1 billion

The new agreements will allow the firms to conduct exploration in the eastern and western Mediterranean as well as the Red Sea.

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rome slams Egypt's clearing police in Italian's murder

Italy has described a decision by Egypt's public prosecutor to clear five police officers over the murder of Giulio Regeni as 'unacceptable'

Egypt summons Ethiopian diplomat over dam comments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt summons Ethiopian diplomat over dam comments

Egypt's foreign ministry summoned Ethiopia's top diplomat in Cairo over comments by an Ethiopian official regarding a controversial dam ...

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

The New Arab Staff

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

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