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Mauritania admits Qatar boycott 'a mistake'

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Mauritania admits Qatar boycott 'a mistake'

Spokesperson for the Mauritanian government, Sidi Ould Salem, said Nouakchott should never have cut ties with Qatar.

Mauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar after four-year freeze

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Mauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar after four-year freeze

Mauritania re-opened its diplomatic channel to Qatar after a four-year freeze following the Saudi-led freeze.

<em>Mauritanian</em> ex-president summoned in graft case

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Mauritanian ex-president summoned in graft case

Mauritania's ex-president was interviewed by prosecutors over potential corruption charges.

The New Arab Staff

UAE fatwa council head 'removed' from Islamic conference

Muslims around the world had protested against Abdallah bin Bayyah's inclusion in the conference, citing the UAE's targeting of Islamic organisations.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights protesters arrested in Mauritania

40 people were arrested in Nouakchott at a demonstration by widows and relatives of victims of historic civil unrest.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco says Western Sahara wall completed

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani has said that a wall in the Western Sahara region has been extended to the Mauritanian ...

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

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Polisario says WSahara ceasefire over as Rabat launches operation

The Polisario Front said the three-decade-old ceasefire in the Western Sahara is now over.

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Rabat deploys army in Western Sahara border zone

Morocco has announced operation in the Western Sahara in response to 'provocations' by the Polisario Front.

2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

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2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

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NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

Rukmini Callimachi is facing a barrage of allegations of unethical conduct surrounding her reporting on the Islamic State extremist group.

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

Jerusalem Mufti quits UAE peace forum over pro-normalisation stance

The New Arab Staff

Jerusalem Mufti quits UAE peace forum over pro-normalisation stance

Sheikh Muhammad Hussein has stepped down from an Emirati peace group in anger over its support for UAE-Israel normalisation.

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Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

The reshuffle comes a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

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The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

Ten men were arrested in Mauritania after a video of a birthday party was said to be the country's first gay marriage ceremony.

The New Arab & agencies

Seventy-one soldiers killed in Niger in country's deadliest attacks

Militants launched one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history, targeting a military outpost in western Niger, as the Sahel witnesses ...

Boat carrying migrants capsizes near Mauritania, killing 58

The New Arab & agencies

Boat carrying migrants capsizes near Mauritania, killing 58

A boat carrying at least 150 Gambia migrants has capsized near Mauritania, after days of being stranded without fuel. At least 58 have died, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania blogger 'saw sun six times during five-year detention'

A Mauritanian blogger released last week after more than five years in jail has said he only "saw the sun six times" during his ...

Mauritania releases jailed 'blasphemy' blogger

The New Arab

Mauritania releases jailed 'blasphemy' blogger

Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir, 36, had been initially sentenced to death, but was then given a jail term on appeal.

Mauritania cracks down on opposition parties after disputed election

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania cracks down on opposition parties after disputed election

Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them, amid high tension followed a disputed ...

Egypt anchor asks Arab how he speaks Arabic

The New Arab

Egypt anchor asks Arab how he speaks Arabic

An Egyptian sports anchor has been mocked on social media for asking a football fan from West African state Mauritania where he learnt to speak ...

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