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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's irrigation minister for saying Addis Ababa had 'cheated' Egypt.

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.

Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

The statement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office undercut claims by Egypt and Sudan that the dam would not be filled until a deal is reached.

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and Sudan and Egypt after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation.

Sudan 'repels Ethiopian cross-border attack' amid Nile tensions

The New Arab Staff

Sudan 'repels Ethiopian cross-border attack' amid Nile tensions

Major General Nasr al-Deen Abd al-Qayyum, governor of Sudan's eastern Gadaref province, said Sudanese armed forces had on Sunday "successfully ...

The New Arab Staff

Nile negotiations break down as Ethiopia rejects binding agreement

Negotiations over the operation of Ethiopia’s Great Renaissance Dam on the Nile have failed as Egypt and Sudan accused Ethiopia of refusing to sign a legally binding agreement.

The New Arab Staff

Ethiopia blames 'Egyptian stubbornness' for stalling Nile dam negotiations

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has blamed Egypt for stalling negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s controversial dam on the Nile.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

The New Arab

Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

Ethiopia says it plans to fill a dam on the Nile without consulting Egypt, amid reports that Addis Ababa deployed missiles to defend the dam.

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

The New Arab

Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight coronavirus

Somalia has reported coronavirus cases, and with famine and conflict to contend with as well, the country is suffering.

Alessandra Bajec

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Egypt refers Ethiopia to UN over controversial Nile dam

The New Arab

Egypt refers Ethiopia to UN over controversial Nile dam

Egypt has submitted a letter to the UN Security Council over Ethiopia’s ‘intolerable’ filling of the newly constructed Renaissance Dam, which ...

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

The New Arab

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

Each year, INSAF helps over 500 young women who have fallen pregnant out of wedlock - viewed as a "sin" by a society marked by religious ...

Ethiopia to skip talks with Egypt over Nile dam

The New Arab & agencies

Ethiopia to skip talks with Egypt over Nile dam

Ethiopia's water ministry says that the country will skip talks with Egypt in Washington over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the ...

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased temperatures will have a detrimental impact on shipping and oil.

The New Arab & agencies

Nile states reach preliminary deal over dam dispute

Negotiations over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will continue later this month.

The New Arab

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

Conflict actors in Yemen, Syria and Iraq have targeted civilian water supplies.

The New Arab & agencies

Nile states report progress over dam dispute

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan say they made progress in talks over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, which Egypt fears could ...

US raises concerns over American prisoner with Egypt

The New Arab & agencies

US raises concerns over American prisoner with Egypt

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raised with Egypt the case of a New York taxi driver held for six years by the close US ally.

Amr Salahi

Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam: A catastrophe for Egypt?

Ethiopia is building a dam on the Nile which it says is vital to its future development but Egyptians fear that it could cause famine and ...

Nobel prize-winning Ethiopian PM 'threatens war' with Egypt

The New Arab & agencies

Nobel prize-winning Ethiopian PM 'threatens war' with Egypt

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that his country was prepared for war with Egypt over the controversial Renaissance Dam, as Egyptian ...

Sisi faces backlash over breakdown of dam negotiations

The New Arab

Sisi faces backlash over breakdown of dam negotiations

Social media users took to Twitter to express their frustrations with Egyptian President Sisi following the failure of negotiations with ...

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Jad Salfiti

Middle Eastern female filmmakers at Venice Film Festival

Culture: A record number of Arab films competed in Venice this year.

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