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Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could mean a rise in interventionist policies.

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

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US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and torture committed during the 2014 Benghazi offensive.

Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

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Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

Eastern Libya's support for the of maritime borders agreement between Greece and Italy is intended to counter Turkish 'ambitions' in the ...

Libya's oil company says largest oil field shut down

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Libya's oil company says largest oil field shut down

The development comes after militias allied with the UN-government in the Libyan capital, backed by Turkey, gained the upper hand in the ...

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

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Tunisian MP attacks Saudi, UAE for meddling in elections

Tunisian parliamentarian Abdul Latif Al-Alawi slammed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their foreign policy.

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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

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France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in <em>Libya</em>

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

In <em>Libya</em>, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

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South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

VP Riek Machar's wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and "a number of his office staff and bodyguards" have also been infected.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab

'Cut ties, declare war' with UAE: Libyan official urges

A Libyan GNA official is calling on his government to cut ties with the United Arab Emirates and officially consider the country an aggressor.

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

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Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are trapped by coronavirus and poverty and Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights despite Covid-19. Here ...

Seven UN agencies urge <em>Libya</em> cease-fire to contain coronavirus

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Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Latest assessments found that as a result of the spread of Covid-19, most cities in Libya are facing shortages of basic food items.

Turkey threatens retaliatory attacks on Haftar's forces in <em>Libya</em>

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Turkey threatens retaliatory attacks on Haftar's forces in Libya

Forces loyal to rogue General Haftar have fired rockets near Turkey's diplomatic residences in Libya and the country's only airport ...

Libyan official: 5 killed, dozens wounded in Tripoli shelling

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Libyan official: 5 killed, dozens wounded in Tripoli shelling

It was the latest attack on Tripoli by the eastern forces’ commander Khalifa Haftar.

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