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The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a counter-revolutionary force, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

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Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

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Third round of US-Qatar strategic dialogue begins in Washington

A new round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Qatar, which began in 2018, has opened in Washington

Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

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Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

A delegation led by General Ahmed Abdel Khalek, Palestinian affairs chief in the Egyptian intelligence service, has shuttled between the two ...

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US expresses cautious hope for easing of Qatar blockade

A US official has said that a three-year blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar could be eased in ‘a matter of weeks’.

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Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos testified to the ICC against alleged jihadist police chief Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud.

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

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Tunisian woman faces 176 years for using fake cheques

Her case has prompted questions over the fate of outgoing Prime Minister Elias Fakhfakh, who resigned last month after allegations of financial ...

Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

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Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

Pre-trial detention can last up to two years under Egyptian law, but the period is often extended after new charges are introduced.

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

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Gaza Covid-19 cases 'up 700 percent in a week'

Cases of Covid-19 in Gaza skyrocketed, with rights groups fearing the pandemic is spreading at a dangerous rate.

Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

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Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

Warning sirens sounded before dawn in Israeli communities near the border as the pre-dawn air strikes and shelling prompted Hamas to launch a ...

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Libya ceasefire: Window of opportunity or doomed to fail?

The ceasefire agreement was a rare moment of promise in a chaotic war characterised by foreign interference. But will it succeed?

Pompeo arrives in Sudan to push normalisation with Israel

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Pompeo arrives in Sudan to push normalisation with Israel

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday as part of a regional tour to urge Arab states to normalise ties with Israel despite ...

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Suha Arafat apologises to UAE over Israel normalisation protests

While UAE media and mouthpieces are in raptures over her apology, senior Palestinian officials have distanced themselves from the statement.

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Man causes Berlin motorway crashes in suspected Islamist attack

A man caused three accidents in the German city of Berlin in a suspected Islamist attack.

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Kuwait says won't budge from 'fixed' anti-normalisation stance: reports

Despite a UAE-Israel so-called peace deal announced on Thursday, Kuwait said it would not change its stance on normalisation.

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Lebanon 'open' to peace talks with Israel

In a televised interview, Michael Aoun - who has close ties to Hezbollah - said that 'problems' with Israel needed to be resolved first.

Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

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Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Palestinians have expressed disappointment and betrayal following the agreement to normalise ties between Israel and the UAE.

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

Egypt frees detained news editor after over 2 years

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Egypt frees detained news editor after over 2 years

Adel Sabri was arrested in April 2018 after his website published an Arabic translation of a New York Times report, which exposed alleged fraud ...

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