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A joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, the US and Britain calls for the 'constitutional and legal basis for these elections' to be settled by 1 July.

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

Lebanon: 'no preconditions' for Israel talks on Mediterranean waters

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Lebanon: 'no preconditions' for Israel talks on Mediterranean waters

Lebanon and Israel are holding talks on maritime borders despite the countries technically being in a state of war.

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under ...

West Africans risk all to leave Tunisia

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West Africans risk all to leave Tunisia

Facing racist abuse in Tunisia, West Africans are seeking a life-threatening boat trip to Europe for a better life.

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Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

Turkey is seeking better ties with Saudi Arabia after recent fall outs.

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Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

The Libyan government postponed the prime minister's first visit to the east of the country late Sunday, hours after an advance security team ...

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Libyan PM, top officials to visit Turkey on Monday

A Libyan delegation is going to Turkey on Monday in order to discuss bilateral ties.

Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in <em>Libya</em>

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

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Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of ...

UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

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UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

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Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

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Libya demands 'immediate' withdrawal of foreign mercenaries

The presence of an estimated 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries on Libya's territory is seen as a threat to the UN-backed transition ...

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European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

The joint visit comes 10 days after the formation of an interim government to lead Libya to December elections.

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

Libyan transitional prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah will be officially sworn in after parliament approved his cabinet last week

Eastern <em>Libya</em> forces say arrested top Islamic State figure

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Eastern Libya forces say arrested top Islamic State figure

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday the arrest of a top Islamic State group figure in the south of the ...

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

New <em>Libya</em> PM slams outgoing govt's handling of Covid-19

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New Libya PM slams outgoing govt's handling of Covid-19

Libya's outgoing government has been criticised for its management of the coronavirus outbreak, with the new PM vowing a "new campaign with a ...

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