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Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to normalise ties with Israel.

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution next week, but there has been disagreement between member states over who will be named as special envoy.

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

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Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

"The consul of Morocco has left the country at Algeria's request," spokesman Mohand Oussaid Belaid said.

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of ...

The New Arab & agencies

US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

European diplomats say those responsible for the hold up in selecting a UN envoy for Libya 'carry a very heavy responsibility'.

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

The New Arab

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

Algeria rules out IMF borrowing to ease financial woes

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria rules out IMF borrowing to ease financial woes

Algeria will not approach the International Monetary Fund for assistance, despite a financial crisis amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

UN looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

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UN looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

Some diplomats believe Egypt and the UAE, who back strongman Khalifa Haftar, pressured Washington to oppose the endorsement of the previous ...

'Nightmare' for Algeria if Haftar takes Libya capital

The New Arab

'Nightmare' for Algeria if Haftar takes Libya capital

A security analyst argues that in the event that Haftar invades Tripoli, it would serve to be a "nightmare" situation for Algeria and Tunisia

Omar Brouksy

Morocco: Silencing the last dissenting voices

Comment: A wave of repression has rained down on Moroccans who criticise King Mohamed VI on social media, writes Omar Brousky.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel pushes for US consulate in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara

In an attempt to normalise ties with Morocco, Israel urged the US to open a consulate in the disputed Western Sahara territory.

The New Arab

Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel but Morocco, along with some Gulf states, has been relaxing ...

Narjas Zatat

How Libya forced Algeria out of diplomatic hibernation

Analysis: With the Libyan crisis knocking on Algeria's door, new president Tebboune has launched unprecedented diplomatic efforts. But questions ...

Morocco redraws maritime boundaries through Western Saharan waters

The New Arab

Morocco redraws maritime boundaries through Western Saharan waters

Morocco's lower house has passed two bills which expand its sovereign territory - one which redraws its maritime boundaries and the other which ...

Charlie Hoyle

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main ...

UN hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western <em>Sahara</em> talks

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UN hopes to maintain 'momentum' in Western Sahara talks

The UN secretary general hopes to maintain 'momentum' in finding a solution, despite the fact that there is currently no UN envoy for the ...

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

A closed border couldn't stop Morocco-Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations

Mustapha El Bouabi

A closed border couldn't stop Morocco-Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations

Moroccans joined in with Algeria's Africa Cup celebrations along their closed border, with many seeing the unity as a reminder to politicians on ...

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