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Tribal sources have reported that Islamic State affiliated militants have attacked a village in northeastern Sinai and killed three civilians for cooperating with Egyptian security forces.

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

Bahraini soldier killed in Yemen as Al-Bayda battles resume

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Bahraini soldier killed in Yemen as Al-Bayda battles resume

Bahrain's army announced that one of their soldiers was killed in Yemen while participating in the Saudi-led coalition.

Yemen weddings air on live TV amid coronavirus shutdown

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Yemen weddings air on live TV amid coronavirus shutdown

Yemeni couples have turned to TV so their families and friends can join in on wedding celebrations despite the coronavirus shutdown.

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France of playing 'dangerous game' in Libya, says Turkey

'France has a major responsibility for Libya being dragged into chaos by supporting illegal structures there for years', Turkey's foreign ...

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UN warns against Libya escalation after Egypt intervention threat

The UN said Monday the "last thing" Libya needs is more conflict on its territory, after Egypt warned of military intervention in the ...

Macron: Turkey playing 'dangerous game' in Libya

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Macron: Turkey playing 'dangerous game' in Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a furious attack on Turkey's conduct in Libya, accusing the key NATO member of playing a "dangerous ...

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US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, ...

Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

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Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have expressed their support for Egypt's threat to launch a military intervention in Libya.

GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

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GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt could intervene militarily in Libya if Government of National Accord forces ...

GNA to boycott Arab League Libya talks

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GNA to boycott Arab League Libya talks

Libya's Government of National Accord has said the talks will "merely deepen the rift" between Arab governments over the conflict.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Turkish diplomat makes surprise visit to Libyan capital

It is the most significant delegation to visit the country since eastern Libya-based warlord Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Tripoli in April 2019.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition airstrike 'kills' 13 civilians in Yemen

The Houthi-run Health Ministry identified 11 victims, while two bodies were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

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HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

The New Arab

Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

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Sudan clashes kill 26, including paramilitary forces

The fighting poses a significant challenge to efforts by the transitional government to end decades-long rebellions in some areas.

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

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