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Pressure on the Somali government had been mounting after the failure to hold elections on February 8 due to a disagreement on how to carry out the vote.

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale demonstrations daily to have Suu Kyi’s government restored to power.

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing persecution or staying in the camp and hoping their conditions improve.

Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

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Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

Clashes between Houthi and government forces have led to hundreds of causalities in Marib, where the Houthis are attempting to gain territory.

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation and those inside the country fearing further persecution.

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UN report finds Trump ally violated Libya arms embargo

Ally of former US President Trump and private security contractor Erik Prince violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, NYT ...

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Khalil E. Jahshan

Palestinian elections 2021: Reconciling competing motives

Comment: These elections finally present Abbas with the ultimate challenge: Balancing his standing with the US, while delivering Palestinians ...

Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

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Libya: Ten years after uprising, abusive militias evade justice

It is the 10-year anniversary of the overthrowing of Gaddafi, and not much as changed, Amnesty International argues.

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Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

Egypt has announced that it will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli following the formation of a new transitional government.

Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

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Boris Johnson calls Libyan interim PM

Johnson voiced his support for Libya's political process, while Turkey vowed to retain its military presence in the country

Biden aides “attempt to shut down” Guantanamo prison

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Biden aides “attempt to shut down” Guantanamo prison

This revives efforts undertaken by Barack Obama’s administration to close the high-security prison, referred to as “a stain on ...

US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

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US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

The lawmakers' comments indicate that the US could pressure the UK to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's rigged court system has already undermined Palestinian elections

Comment: Abbas's manipulation of courts, laws, and institutions will only serve to keep Palestinians from their goal of genuine ...

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Russia handed proposal for Joint Military Council in Syria

A Joint Military Council has been proposed to Russia by opposition figures, while a Syrian journalist and political scientist has suggested Manaf Tlass as the council's leader.

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UN urges Somali leaders to quickly agree on elections

The UN Security Council has urged rival Somali leaders to agree on holding elections ‘quickly’, warning that the country faced ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at anti-coup protesters

Witnesses said police in the capital fired rubber bullets at demonstrators defying a military ban on rallies, as protests erupted for a fourth ...

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Somali opposition leaders 'no longer recognise president'

The nation was supposed to choose the next president on February 8 but the deadline was missed as the central government and federal states ...

Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

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Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

In rare televised comments, al-Sisi said the appointment of the interim government, which includes a three-member Presidential Council ...

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Libya embarks on new transition phase

In a potential 'turning point' move, Libya has stepped into a new phase following the selection of a new unity government.

Turkey hails announcement of transitional leadership in Libya

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Turkey hails announcement of transitional leadership in Libya

Turkey welcomed the announcement of a new prime minister heading Libya's transitional government.

Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

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Myanmar restricts Twitter as outrage over coup grows

Myanmar has restricted Twitter in an effort to stifle dissent days after the military coup.

Biden schedules <em>National</em> <em>Security</em> <em>Council</em> meeting over Iran

The New Arab Staff

Biden schedules National Security Council meeting over Iran

The meeting comes as Biden seeks to de-escalate diplomatic tensions with Tehran.

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