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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a one-day visit to Qatar.

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

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Giorgio Cafiero

An Egyptian-Turkish war in Libya?

Comment: Recent geopolitical and on-the-ground developments have ignited concerns over the prospect of an Egyptian-Turkish military confrontation in Libya, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

More than two-in-three of Egypt's coronavirus ICUs in use

The New Arab Staff

More than two-in-three of Egypt's coronavirus ICUs in use

Egypt has reported 56,809 coronavirus cases and is set to begin easing restrictions on Saturday.

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know

The New Arab Staff

Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

Perpetrators of torture in Egypt could soon be exposed for their crimes, rights organisations have warned, amid a newly-launched campaign to end ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's UAE-backed STC 'in secret talks with Israel': report

The Southern Transitional Council has been in secret talks with Israel, a report has claimed.

The New Arab Staff

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

Rights-group says confiscated Assad millions should go to Syrians

The New Arab Staff

Rights-group says confiscated Assad millions should go to Syrians

The Syrian Human Rights Committee has called for 100 million dollars confiscated by a French court from Bashar al-Assad’s uncle Rifaat to be ...

Florence Dixon

Egypt condemned after detention of medics criticising coronavirus response

Egypt must stop its campaign of arrests and intimidation against health workers who express alarm over its response to Covid-19, which has ...

Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

The New Arab Staff

Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

A year has passed since the death of Egypt's first democratically-elected president.

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

French magazine awards Libya warlord Haftar 'political courage' prize

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French magazine awards Libya warlord Haftar 'political courage' prize

A quarterly French magazine has awarded Libya's Khalifa Haftar its "Political Courage Prize", a decision the director attributed to the ...

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Sam Hamad

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Comment: Sisi's counter-revolutionary track record and Haftar's war on Tripoli put their overtures to peace on very shaky ground, writes Sam ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

The raid, in which young children were reportedly held at gunpoint, followed Egypt's pattern of targeting relatives of dissidents abroad, according to Human Rights Watch.

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

The New Arab

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

The New Arab

New USAID religious freedom advisor has history of Islamophobia

USAID's recently appointed religious freedom advisor has made multiple Islamophobic comments on his social media profiles.

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

The New Arab

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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 ...

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