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73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 percent of the presidential vote.

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

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Darfur governor says death toll in clashes now 132

Intercommunal clashes between the Massalit and Arab communities in Sudan's Darfur region have now taken the lives of 132 people.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to exercise their work.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian foreign minister discusses Middle East affairs with Hezbollah

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation from Lebanese Hezbollah in the midst of the worst economic crisis in Lebanon

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

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Three Myanmar protesters killed as hundreds defy junta curfew

The junta has deployed increasing use of force against daily protests since the February 1 coup, with more than 70 people killed according to ...

Mauritanian ex-president summoned in graft case

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mauritanian ex-president summoned in graft case

Mauritania's ex-president was interviewed by prosecutors over potential corruption charges.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt releases journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalists Islam El-Kalhy and Hassan Al-Qabbani were released on Sunday after a respective six months and 1.5 years in pre-trial detention.

Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

The New Arab Staff

Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has ...

Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

Egypt detainees languish in jail

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - ...

The New Arab Staff

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt signed a deal on Sunday.

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Tar from Israel oil spill reaches Lebanon, threatening environment

Tar deposits have been found in two locations in southern Lebanon, including at a turtle-breeding site.

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Yemeni government forces repel rebel attacks on key town

Houthi rebels reportedly attacked Marib to the north, south and west of the city before being repelled by government forces, aided by air ...

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Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Burmese forces have arrested hundreds of people since the military took power in a coup two weeks ago.

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

Shashi Tharoor

After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile ...

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

At least 28 people died when heavy rain flooded a basement factory in the port city of Tangiers, prompting calls for justice in Morocco.

Algerian activist Walid Nekiche 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police'

Florence Massena

Algerian activist Walid Nekiche 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police'

Arrested during a peaceful protest in Alger in November 2019, Walid Nekiche described to local newspaper the abuses he underwent until his ...

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - ...

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