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President Biden’s announcements on refugee numbers have been met with strong criticism from within the Democratic Party.

The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of ex-policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalisation efforts

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Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalisation efforts

Sudan has repealed the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958, despite nationwide protests.

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be ...

Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

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Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International Criminal Court.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan denies plans to send delegation to Israel

Khartoum established ties with Israel last year but there has been a lot of opposition to normalisation among the Sudanese public

The New Arab Staff

Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

The New Arab Staff

No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

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Qatar Red Crescent to launch $100 million vaccination project

Qatar Red Crescent is raising funds to reach the $100 million needed for a global vaccination initiative aiming vulnerable populations in 20 ...

Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

The New Arab Staff

Somalia parliament approves two-year extension to president’s term

Somalia's ongoing political turmoil deepened on Monday as the country's lower house approved a two-year extension to the president's four-year ...

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

The New Arab Staff

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The New Arab Staff

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

Relations between Sudan and Qatar appear to be warming since the end of the Gulf blockade earlier this year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

The New Arab Staff

'Shameful' for Biden to build Trump’s wall, says Ilhan

Ilhan Omar criticised the Biden administration for its refugee decisions, and for reportedly continuing construction of the ...

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

Intercommunal clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in Sudan's Darfur region have now taken the lives of 132 people.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

Death toll from fighting Darfur rises to 50

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death toll from fighting Darfur rises to 50

50 people have been killed in four days of violence in Sudan's Darfur.

US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody ...

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