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This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

Foreign charities will be reviewed by Yemen's government for attempting to sow discord across the war-torn country under the guide of humanitarian work.

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

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 ...

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

Mel Plant

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

The shortcomings of Libya's healthcare system go beyond the conflict, and are rooted in deep-seated corruption.

Guma El-Gamaty

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Comment: While the Berlin Conference had some promising elements, the fragile ceasefire has already been broken, endangering hopes for lasting peace, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE wants its Aden power-station back

This week we look at a bizarre move by the UAE in Aden, the end of its Red Crescent programme, Houthi execution and a five-year siege of Taiz.

The New Arab

Russians linked to infamous troll farm arrested in Libya

Two people with links to an infamous Russian troll farm have been arrested in Libya, according to their employer.

Amr Khalifa

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Comment: In a police state where freedom of speech is severely restricted, encryption technology provides a platform for organising away from ...

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

Robert Springborg

Egypt's Sisi: President for life?

Comment: Egypt's election might have been a farce, but it has emboldened Sisi on his path of consolidating personal power, writes Robert ...

A role in search of a hero

Robert Springborg

A role in search of a hero

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa ...

Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

The New Arab

Bahrain king 'tired of Arab boycott of Israel'

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has reportedly told a leading US-based Jewish rabbi he would like his country to formally ...

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Imogen Lambert

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Comment: Diplomats in the Gulf have been working for months to undermine Qatar and its independent foreign policy streak, writes Imogen Lambert.

Alaa Bayoumi

America's new pharaoh

Comment: The Trump-Sisi White House summit could have helped put Egypt on the path to political and economic reform. Instead, Cairo's anti-democratic police state was bolstered, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya courting foreign investors to help rehabilitate flagging oil-industry

Despite political rivalries and ongoing instability recently Libya has boosted oil production to their highest levels since 2014 and is seeking ...

Robert Springborg

Uncle Sam of Arabia: Another new Washington military doctrine?

Comment: The Middle East is in danger of becoming the Wild West if 'Sheriff' Trump doesn't resist the temptation to send in bands of US special ...

The New Arab

Flags lowered to mourn UAE diplomats killed in Afghanistan

Flags will be hung at half-mast across UAE for three days in respect for five Emirati diplomats who were killed in the Afghan city of Kandahar ...

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Comment: Algeria appears to be playing a greater role in facilitating diplomacy in Libya. But what are its chances of being successful where ...

Robert Springborg

Sisi's foreign policy: attempting balance on a weak fulcrum

Comment: Sisi appears to have made some savvy foreign policy decisions, but a closer look reveals a president ineptly pursing a deeply flawed ...

Dubai's Burj <em>Khalifa</em> to glow pink for cancer awareness

The New Arab

Dubai's Burj Khalifa to glow pink for cancer awareness

The lights will be turned on late Thursday to mark Pink October, an annual breast cancer awareness month.

Clinton donors, including Bahrain royal, 'paid for political access'

The New Arab

Clinton donors, including Bahrain royal, 'paid for political access'

An AP report found that more than half of those who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state donated money to the Clinton ...

Dubai announces plans for driverless cars by 2030

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai announces plans for driverless cars by 2030

Dubai wants driverless cars to account for 25 percent of its road traffic by 2030, a statement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said on ...

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