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The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia.

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian delegation meets GNA officials in Tripoli

The visit by the high-level Egyptian delegation was the first of its kind since 2014.

Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

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Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

Turkey claims to have killed two Kurdish militants in anti-terror raids.

Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon reopens schools despite jump in coronavirus cases

Schoolchildren in Lebanon go back to class learning amid coronavirus fears among students and parents, as well as concerns from health experts.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey to send research ship to east Mediterranean again

Turkey announced plans to send the research ship at the centre of an energy rights row with Greece to the eastern Mediterranean again,

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Morocco is set to ease restrictive lockdown measures, while an eruption of Covid-19-like symptoms in Darfur raises fears of a spread in refugee ...

Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

The New Arab Staff

Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

Protests took place in three Canadian cities calling for the release of a man held in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison without trial, amid fears he ...

Turkey jails US consul employee for aiding 'terror group'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey jails US consul employee for aiding 'terror group'

An Istanbul court has sentenced Metin Topuz to almost nine years behind bars for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, despite US claims there is no ...

Erdogan reaches 'agreements' with Trump over Libya conflict

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan reaches 'agreements' with Trump over Libya conflict

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he reached "some agreements" with US counterpart Donald Trump over Libya during telephone ...

The New Arab Staff

Protests in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 9 rebels

Protesters in Shopian chanted slogans calling for an end to Indian rule and threw stones at security forces, who responded by firing shotgun pellets and tear gas.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Popular Turkish drama series continues filming via 'Zoom'

A Turkish drama series called The Outcast has not allowed Covid-19 to stop it from airing, filming the last six episodes online via 'Zoom'.

The New Arab

Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

Turkey's TRT is expanding its operations with a new Russian-language service.

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkey blocks Saudi-owned websites in escalating media war

The New Arab

Turkey blocks Saudi-owned websites in escalating media war

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have since last week engaged in a tit-for-tat blocking of prominent media websites.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia blocks Turkish news sites Anadolu, TRT

Turkey's official Anadolu and TRT Arabic platforms were both blocked by Saudi authorities on Saturday.

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

The New Arab

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

As the novel coronavirus spread across the Middle East, several countries have closed their borders, grounded fights and imposed travel ...

Turkish broadcaster <em>TRT</em> registers as foreign agent in US

The New Arab

Turkish broadcaster TRT registers as foreign agent in US

The Turkish state TV has registered as a foreign agent in America, under legislation that requires institutions to declare relationships with ...

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David ...

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