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Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia's flag to celebrate progress in the construction of the country's dam.

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said the draft resolution on the Nile dam dispute is in line with the outcome of an African Union summit.

Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

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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.

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

Kamal Afzali

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

In poor economies in the Middle East, surging consumer demands for face masks, protective gear and hand sanitiser have led to a bustling black ...

Egypt union bans popular 'electro-shaabi' music over lewd lyrics

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Egypt union bans popular 'electro-shaabi' music over lewd lyrics

Egypt's union of musicians has threatened legal action against venues that host performers of a popular music genre deemed too racy by ...

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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.

Sami Rahman

A hunger for halal as UK food industry booms

The halal food industry in Britain is booming and for the first time ever, Muslim consumers have more choice than ever before.

The New Arab

Sudan ‘reviewing’ nationality granted to Syrian refugees under Bashir

Authorities will re-examine cases of foreigners granted Sudanese citizenship under Omar al-Bashir in a bid to ‘preserve Sudanese identity’, ...

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Indian ‘patriotism-pop’ songs urge Hindus to marry Kashmiri women

Following Indian Prime Minister Modi’s move to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy, wildly popular songs have appeared on social media calling for Indians ...

Iraq police capture 8 escaped drug traffickers

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Iraq police capture 8 escaped drug traffickers

Eight pf 15 suspected drug traffickers who broke out of prison have been re-captured by Iraqi police.

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Top Iraqi cops fired after drug dealers escape jail

Several Iraqi police chiefs have been fired after 15 drug dealers dramatically escaped from a prison in eastern Baghdad.

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What's the UAE's game in the Horn of Africa?

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking greater control in the Horn of Africa under the guise of providing stability, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Is it time to consider a more federalised Iraq?

Paul Iddon

Is it time to consider a more federalised Iraq?

Comment: Could granting more autonomy to the oil-rich region of Basra help its residents improve their livelihood? asks Paul Iddon.

Canada opens doors to 750 ex-slaves from Libya

The New Arab

Canada opens doors to 750 ex-slaves from Libya

Canada will welcome some 750 ex-slaves from Libya as refugees, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said on Wednesday.

A new year's resolution for the Tories: Stop racism

Malia Bouattia

A new year's resolution for the Tories: Stop racism

Comment: Home Secretary Sajid Javid's inhumane migrant policy highlights the need for a robust anti-racist fight back in 2019, writes Malia ...

Andrew Leber

Midterms2018: Step to the left, slide to the right

Comment: Tuesday's midterm election results saw the Democrats retake the House, which takes any legislation from President Trump without bipartisan support off the table.

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Iran's new charities shape the future of poverty relief

A number of outreach programmes in southern Tehran attracts women and youngsters from the country's struggling communities.

AFP

Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

Trade in cheap, illegal copies of literary works is booming in Morocco.

The New Arab

Cricket hero Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan PM

Imran Khan has been sworn in as Pakistan's prime minister, ending decades of rotating leadership between two parties.

Trump's Iran sanctions: Shoot first, ask questions later

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's Iran sanctions: Shoot first, ask questions later

Comment: It is clear that neither Trump nor his administration has a plan B, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Sami Rahman

UK retailers cash in on Ramadan and Eid

Ramadan series: Retailers and brands are cashing in on Ramadan, but is enough being done to engage and accommodate the diverse and ever-changing ...

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Robert Springborg

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ...

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

Video of dogs butchered at Indonesian market sparks outrage Video of dogs butchered at Indonesian market sparks outrage

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Video of dogs butchered at Indonesian market sparks outrage

Disturbing video footage of dogs being butchered and their hair burnt off with blowtorches at markets in Indonesia has prompted howls of protest ...

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