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In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights violations in Egypt.

Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

Amid continuing uncertainty, the director of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has backtracked on statements that a proposed UAE-Israel oil pipeline could significantly affect the Egyptian economy.

Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran warns Israel not to cross Gulf 'red lines'

Iran's foreign ministry said risks would be raised "high" if the Tehran's "red lines" are crossed, following media reports that an Israeli ...

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

Supporters of authoritarian President Sisi are expected to be elected to the rubber-stamp parliament.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli pipeline company to transport UAE oil to Europe

The Israeli company EAPC has announce a deal which will allow the transport of oil from the UAE to Europe through Israeli ports, bypassing ...

The New Arab Staff

Emirati ship docks in Israeli port for first time

The UAE and Israel have continued strengthening economic ties since signing a controversial normalisation deal last month.

Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival <em>Suez</em> <em>Canal</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Egypt vexed by Israeli-Emirati plans for 'rival Suez Canal'

Egypt is worried over reported plans to construct a rival shipping lane that could usurp the Suez Canal, through which 10 ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials ...

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The New Arab & agencies

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

Egypt has loosened a strict coronavirus curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kickstart the economy.

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of the tourist trade, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

Courtney Freer

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the extent to which energy producers are vulnerable to the decline in global energy markets, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US troops in Mideast to stay for 'a while'

America's troop numbers in the region have grown from about 60,000 to more than 80,000 since May.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Jean-Pierre Sereni

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Comment: An unprecedented study reveals the damage wrought by a system marked by low productivity, secrecy and collusion schemes, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's 'Palacegate' whistleblower gets five-year sentence in absentia

A former Egyptian military contractor who made serious allegations of corruption against Egypt's president has been sentenced to five years in ...

Thomas Cook and the rise of Britain's colonial empire

Charlie Hoyle

Thomas Cook and the rise of Britain's colonial empire

Despite being synonymous with affordable package holidays, the Thomas Cook travel company, which collapsed this week, was once at the forefront ...

Blacklisted Iranian tanker remains off Lebanon, Syria coast

The New Arab & agencies

Blacklisted Iranian tanker remains off Lebanon, Syria coast

A maritime monitoring website has said that an Iranian tanker previously held by the United Kingdom has been tracked off the coast of Lebanon.

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

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