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Erdogan said Ankara seeks to 'restore… historic relations' with Cairo 'not as enemies but as friends'.

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

The New Arab Staff

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame elsewhere.

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

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Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

Egypt's foreign ministry has confirmed that the deputy foreign ministers of both nations are chairing meetings in Cairo for talks on normalising ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian MP dons body armour after security guards banned

A Tunisian MP has drawn satire and criticism after attending parliament in a crash helmet and bulletproof vest.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

After delaying replacement of the record-low ceiling set by his predecessor, President Biden has raised the America's cap on refugee admissions ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

A Turkish delegation has arrived in Egypt to discuss strengthening ties and cooperation on Libya.

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese poet detained for revolutionary recital on Khartoum massacre

A Sudanese poet is facing prison time for reciting a poem that honours the victims massacred in by Sudan's military during 2019 uprising.

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

The New Arab Staff

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan votes to ratify women's rights convention with exceptions

The Sudanese cabinet voted to ratify the UN's CEDAW convention aimed at stopping violence against women but stopped short of endorsing three of ...

Moroccan Foreign Minister to speak at AIPAC event

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan Foreign Minister to speak at AIPAC event

Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita will be the first Moroccan official to speak at an event hosted by AIPAC, the US's biggest pro-Israel lobbying ...

Polluted Lebanon lake spews out tonnes of dead fish

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polluted Lebanon lake spews out tonnes of dead fish

Hundreds of fish of all sizes lay dead on the banks a Lebanon lake on Thursday, with the stench of their rotting flesh clinging to the air.

Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

The New Arab Staff

Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

Suicide numbers have increased as humanitarian workers point to factors including overcrowded conditions and child marriage.

Sudanese women demand protection against domestic violence and harassment

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese women demand protection against domestic violence and harassment

Sudanese women took to the streets calling for security and safety in private and public spheres, while calling for a prosecution system to deal ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Boat with 24 dead migrants arrives in Spain's Canaries

A Spanish maritime rescue vessel arrived with the wooden boat in tow at Tenerife's Los Cristianos port.

Chris Doyle

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Book Club: A compelling memoir by one of the first Arabs to go to Eton, Adel Dajani's account of life in Libya is bookended by tragic family ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's national football team coach positive for coronavirus

Hossam el-Badry, Egypt's national team coach, has tested positive for Covid-19.

Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Moscow suspended all flights to Egypt after the Sinai's IS affiliate shot down a Russian passenger jet.

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 ...

Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf ...

Mo Salah named new Egypt national team captain

The New Arab Staff

Mo Salah named new Egypt national team captain

The Pharaohs' top players have reportedly backed the move to make the Liverpool forward Egypt skipper.

Representing MENA artists in the UK

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

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