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France recalled its envoy from Turkey after the Turkish president said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed 'mental checks'.

Macron's proposal to defend his country's secular values against radical Islam has angered the Turkish government.

UN announces details of permanent ceasefire in <em>Libya</em>

The New Arab Staff

UN announces details of permanent ceasefire in Libya

The United Nations have released crucial details of a permanent ceasefire in Libya, including the withdrawal of foreign fighters for at least three months in a decision hailed by Guterres.

Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans voice hope, doubts over ceasefire deal

Friday's deal was signed in Geneva by military delegates from Libya's two main warring parties.

<em>Libya</em> resumes oil exports from key terminals

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Libya resumes oil exports from key terminals

Conflict-strewn Libya sits atop Africa's largest proven crude oil reserves.

Laila Ujayli

Arab-Americans, it's time to flip Ohio blue

Comment: As Arab-Americans, we feel the sting of both Republican and Democrat foreign policy failures personally. But now is no time for voter apathy, writes Laila Ujayli.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya ceasefire 'a ray of hope': Germany

A UN-brokered ceasefire 'finally promises a change of course from military to political logic, said the German foreign minister.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire after talks

This week's agreement was a first step towards a 'comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis', the UN's mission in the war-torn country said.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Turkey hits out after rivals unite in gas row

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey hits out after rivals unite in gas row

Turkey has said there will be no solution to problems in the region unless the countries involved changed their 'maximalist and hostile ...

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

IMF calls for speedy reforms in virus-hit Arab countries

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF calls for speedy reforms in virus-hit Arab countries

The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take ...

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

<em>Is</em> time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder ...

UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN urges Libyans to prioritise national interest in talks

Libyan rival parties should place the national interest before political ambitions, the United Nations envoy said on Monday.

Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

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Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

Greece has called Turkey's decision to send a seismic research ship back to disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean 'a direct threat to ...

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