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In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are likely to resist pressures and inducements to follow suit, writes Abdelkader Cheref

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.

UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN reaches deal to name new Libya envoy: diplomats

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.

Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

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

US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

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'.

The New Arab

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 ...

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.

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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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.

Israel pushes for US consulate in Moroccan-occupied <em>Western</em> <em>Sahara</em>

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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.

Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

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 ...

Morocco redraws maritime boundaries through <em>Western</em> 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 ...

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 territory of Western Sahara.

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

HRW urges Sahrawi authorities to release detained 'dissidents'

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for the release of three "dissidents" being held in Algeria by authorities of the Polisario Front, which is ...

At Mecca meetings, Riyadh will only get 'verbal solidarity'

Imad K. Harb

At Mecca meetings, Riyadh will only get 'verbal solidarity'

Analysis: Given GCC disunity and lack of readiness among Arab League states, it is doubtful that the emergency meetings will satisfy Saudi ...

The New Arab

Morocco king 'snubs' Saudi emergency summit in Mecca

Morocco's King Mohammed VI will not participate in an emergency Saudi summit called for by King Salman to discuss mounting tensions in the ...

Morocco arrests six IS-linked jihadist suspects

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco arrests six IS-linked jihadist suspects

An initial group of six suspects, aged between 22 and 28, were "supporters" of IS and suspected of planning "terrorist acts", the central bureau ...

UAE ambassador to Morocco abruptly 'recalled' by Abu Dhabi

The New Arab

UAE ambassador to Morocco abruptly 'recalled' by Abu Dhabi

The Emirati ambassador to Rabat has reportedly been recalled by Abu Dhabi, in a move which may signal increasing tensions between the two ...

The Sudanese uprising is not quite finished

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

The Sudanese uprising is not quite finished

This piece was going to be about the success of the current Sudanese uprising, but we are not quite there yet, writes Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

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