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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's irrigation minister for saying Addis Ababa had

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

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Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

The statement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office undercut claims by Egypt and Sudan that the dam would not be filled until a deal is reached.

Egypt, Ethiopia and <em>Sudan</em> agree to delay filling dam

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a ...

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, writes Rami Khouri.

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

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Ethiopia's Nile dam talks with Sudan fail deal

Talks on Ethiopia's Nile dam have not been successful, as Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia fail to come up with a solution to the dispute.

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Sudan wants PMs to solve Nile dam deadlock

Egypt and Ethiopia have not commented on Sudan's proposal to resume Nile mega-dam negotiations yet.

Mass grave found of Sudanese conscripts killed in 1998

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Mass grave found of Sudanese conscripts killed in 1998

A group of conscripts were killed after attempting to escape a Sudanese military base for the Eid al-Adha holidays in 1998.

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Egypt accuses Ethiopia of holding it 'hostage' in talks

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a ...

Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

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Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

South Sudan is seeing a spike in 'mysterious' deaths that are linked to coronavirus.

Egypt blames Ethiopia for stalling Nile dam talks

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Egypt blames Ethiopia for stalling Nile dam talks

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi strongly condemned Ethiopia for 'stalling' negotiations over the Nile dam.

Egypt, <em>Sudan</em>, Ethiopia to resume dam talks

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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia to resume dam talks

Irrigation and water ministers from the three Nile basin countries will meet via videoconference, Sudan's irrigation ministry said in a ...

<em>Sudan</em> appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

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Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan has appointed a new defence minister amid tensions with Ethiopia over an attack by an Ethiopian militia group in Al-Qadarif ...

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

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Lebanon arrests Sudanese attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught trying to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said, the latest in a growing number of ...

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan says three jailed Bashir aides have virus

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

Israeli private jet 'lands in <em>Sudan</em>' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

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South Sudan Vice President tests positive for coronavirus

VP Riek Machar's wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and "a number of his office staff and bodyguards" have also been infected.

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