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Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

The New Arab Staff

Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

African migrants stranded in war-torn Yemen experience forced displacement and violence after being accused of carrying the coronavirus, the UN's migration agency said.

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

The New Arab Staff

192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in Somalia

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Turkey's largest overseas military base in Mogadishu, which was foiled at the last minute ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is ...

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

Taking stock <em>of</em> the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

The New Arab

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of ...

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Somalia floods force thousands to flee amid coronavirus threat

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia floods force thousands to flee amid coronavirus threat

Tens of thousands of Somali civilians have left the safety of their homes as a result of heavy floods in the ...

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

The New Arab

Sudan must do more than ban FGM: rights group

Sudan must dismantle 'deeply misogynistic' laws to address discrimination against women, regional rights group SIHA has said.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its zealous foreign policy operates, writes Jonathan Fenton

The New Arab

Sudan denies reports of UAE takeover of key port

A report over the weekend claimed Sudanese authorities were in the process of handing over control of Port Sudan to a UAE firm.

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia reports first coronavirus death

A 52-year old man became the first man to die in war-torn Somalia, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia sends 20 doctors to help Italy's coronavirus effort

A team of 20 Somali doctors have travelled to Italy to help the European country hardest hit by the coronavirus.

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Rose Worden

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Comment: Despite fierce public opposition, leaders in Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia know their path to the US lies through Israel, writes Rose ...

Mel Plant

Sudan's rapprochement with Israel exposes weakness of democratic transition

A secretive meeting between Israel's Netanyahu and Sudan's Burhan has put the nature of the country's transitional government under the ...

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

The New Arab

UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

Turkey's Erdogan to launch <em>Africa</em> tour with Algeria visit

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit

Erdogan will discuss the Libyan conflict with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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