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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he believed Yair Lapid, a centrist former television anchor, 'could form a government that has the confidence of the Knesset'.

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

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

The New Arab Staff

UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he understood the disappointment of the many Palestinians. 

Libyan prime minister warns of attempts to restart conflict

The New Arab Staff

Libyan prime minister warns of attempts to restart conflict

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has warned that 'war merchants' were trying to restart the country's conflict, after several attempts ...

Moin Kikhia

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Comment: Libya desperately needs a bottom-up approach that puts communities first, not intervention from an out of touch intelligentsia, writes Moin Kikhia.

The New Arab Staff

Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

After stopping him visiting the eastern city of Benghazi, forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar say that Libyan interim prime Minister ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran audio-leak aimed at 'discord' amid nuclear talks: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says leaked audio of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif criticising assassinated commander Qasem Soleimani aimed to ...

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Comment: Abbas, Israel and the US all stand to gain from a postponed or cancelled election. Meanwhile Palestinian self-determination is left ...

The New Arab Staff

Arabs express solidarity with Palestinians in Jerusalem

Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon have extended solidarity with Jerusalemite Palestinians as Israel continues its assault on the city.

'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff

'Torture' and 'sham trials' in Libyan military courts: Amnesty

Amnesty says the Haftar-led LAAF has subjected detainees to physical and psychological abuse.

Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

The Libyan government postponed the prime minister's first visit to the east of the country late Sunday, hours after an advance security team ...

Libyan FM insists on Turkish withdrawal amid controversy

The New Arab Staff

Libyan FM insists on Turkish withdrawal amid controversy

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush has called for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from her country but a senior Libyan official said this ...

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'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamas warns against delaying next month's Palestinian election

Any delay to next month's elections will complicate reconciliation efforts between the two main Palestinian factions, a top Hamas leader said.

The New Arab Staff

Libya reconstruction fund needs $50 billion: officials

A three-year reconstruction plan will target key cities in Libya including Benghazi and Tripoli.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt PM visits Tripoli as relations warm

The Egyptian premier's trip, at the head of a delegation of 11 ministers, was the first such visit to Tripoli since the installation of Libya's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Berbers mark 20 years since Algeria's 'Black Spring' protests

Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Algerian rights groups voice alarm over hunger-striking detainees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian rights groups voice alarm over hunger-striking detainees

Rights group in Algeria have voiced concern over dozens of detainees that are currently on hunger strike.

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, ...

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

The New Arab Staff

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of ...

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese parties denounce repeal of Israel boycott bill

More than 24 political parties have denounced repealing the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958.

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