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Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Turkey and Egypt are reigniting their relationship after a period apart which started with the overthrow of the Mohamed Morsi.

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Negotiations are underway between the Suez Canal authorities and the owners of the ship that blocked the passage for a number of days, causing long delays.

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

An Israeli TV channel has quoted security sources as saying the vessel was attacked near the Emirati port of Fujairah, with Iran suspected of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration.

The New Arab Staff

American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

A megaship which blocked Egypt's Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been 'seized' on court orders.

Nick McAlpin

Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

Yemeni model Entisar Al-Hammadi was kidnapped over a month ago by Houthi rebels.

<em>Al</em> Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

The New Arab Staff

Al Araby TV journalist 'interrogated by Mossad in Spain'

Al Araby TV and Al-Araby Al-Jadeed have condemned Hamed's 'interrogation' as an 'attack on freedom of press and human ...

The New Arab Staff

Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

The New Arab Staff

No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt frees journalist Khaled Dawoud

Egypt has freed prominent dissident journalist and politician Khaled Dawoud after more than 18 months in detention.

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, writes Ruba Ali Al-Hassani.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece calls for foreign forces to quit Libya

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias called Monday for the pullout of foreign forces from Libya, during a visit to the eastern city of Benghazi.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

The New Arab Staff

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The global health body called for the advertising of tobacco and smoking products to be banned from Ramadan dramas.

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

The New Arab Staff

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

Jordan's Prince Hamzah spared prosecution despite fresh allegations

The New Arab Staff

Jordan's Prince Hamzah spared prosecution despite fresh allegations

Despite fresh allegations and a scathing media rebuke, Prince Hamzah will not face prosecution over an alleged coup in Jordan.

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