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Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital after a bomb blast late Thursday.

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Xavier Palacios

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: The failure of peace talks has shown yet again how regional polarisation has become one more layer in the complex task of resolving ...

Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

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Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

A Turkish delegation has arrived in Egypt to discuss strengthening ties and cooperation on Libya.

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron to lay wreath for Napoleon, defying 'cancel culture'

French President Emmanuel Macron will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte despite calls to boycott the late ...

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Chris Doyle

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Book Club: A compelling memoir by one of the first Arabs to go to Eton, Adel Dajani's account of life in Libya is bookended by tragic family ...

French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

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French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

The French government threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter by 25 retired generals warning the country is headed for ...

Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

The New Arab Staff

Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

Turkey is seeking better ties with Saudi Arabia after recent fall outs.

Yemeni minister denies report of Marib takeover by Houthis

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni minister denies report of Marib takeover by Houthis

Yemen's information minister denied reports that the Houthis captured Al-Kassara area in Marib in a thread of tweets.

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Presidential runner-up named interim Chad PM by military junta

Albert Pahimi Padacke will serve as interim PM. Chad's Transitional Military Council promised to hold elections in 18 months' time.

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Rival Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders set for Geneva talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Geneva in April 27-29.

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Egyptian civilian killed by army in restive Sinai peninsula

Egyptian forces are fighting an extremist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula but rights groups say civilians regularly bear the brunt of the ...

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Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, despite ...

UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

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UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The UAE's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, plans to visit Cairo to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam amid tension in Egyptian-Emirati ...

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Biden to recognise atrocities against Armenians as genocide

President Joe Biden will recognise atrocities committed against Armenians by the Ottoman empire over a century ago as genocide, US officials ...

Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France backs son

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France backs son

France's President Macron and Sahel allies have backed Deby's son despite opposotion accusations of an 'institutional coup'.

Tunisia investigates claims US funded President Kais Saied

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia investigates claims US funded President Kais Saied

The explosive allegations were first made by MP Rached Khiari on a live video released on Monday.

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