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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.

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Zaina Ujayli

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

US 'concerned' after Israel fast-tracks bill to legalise outposts

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US 'concerned' after Israel fast-tracks bill to legalise outposts

An Israeli parliamentary committee has fast-tracked legislation to authorise 70 settlement outposts in the West Bank, which are considered ...

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey holds key rate at 19 percent

Turkey will keep its main interest rate at 19 percent, as inflations of the Turkish lira rises.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

China has lashed out at New Zealand for its criticism of their treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump slams Facebook decision to continue banning him

Former US president Donald Trump has slammed a decision by Facebook’s oversight board to continue banning him from the network, calling it a ...

Israel opposition leader Lapid gets chance to form government

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel opposition leader Lapid gets chance to form government

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

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian MP dons body armour after security guards banned

A Tunisian MP has drawn satire and criticism after attending parliament in a crash helmet and bulletproof vest.

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

The New Arab Staff

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has met with party leaders to determine if any lawmaker can form a government, despite voicing doubt ...

New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

Wellington's parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing 'grave concern' at rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province, but only after the ...

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

Israeli coalition talks resume after Netanyahu misses deadline

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli coalition talks resume after Netanyahu misses deadline

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future has been thrown into question after he failed to assemble a ruling coalition ahead of a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

If Netanyahu fails to put together a coalition by midnight, he will do his utmost to prevent his opponents from reaching an agreement in the coming weeks.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Eritrea's president visits Sudan amid tensions over Ethiopia

The two-day visit comes after Sudan in February accused a 'third party' of siding with Ethiopia in its border dispute with Sudan in a ...

Dominique Vidal

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Comment: In the wake of Jerusalem's anti-Arab violence, Dominique Vidal questions how the world would react if the shoe were on the other foot.

Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

The New Arab Staff

Turkish delegation visits Egypt to mend fractured ties

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

The New Arab Staff

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the government to create dialogue to appease Algerian social anger.

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. 

UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

The New Arab Staff

UN ‘disturbed’ by Bahrain's 'disproportionate force' on jail sit-in

Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

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