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Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for the new administration.

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also the brutal response of regimes.

UN-led Libya talks enter final day

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UN-led Libya talks enter final day

Hopes for a lasting peace remain unclear as a week of UN-led political talks come to a close.

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

Sabena Siddiqui

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

For nearly two years, Doha became the political headquarters of the Taliban and mediation efforts between the US and the Afghan side were ...

Tunisia condemns 8 to death for <em>presidential</em> guard attack

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Tunisia condemns 8 to death for presidential guard attack

A Tunisian court on Friday sentenced eight people to death in a trial for a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus that killed 12. 

Yousef Alhelou

Is Palestine's national election possible?

Palestinian political factions on all sides welcomed Abbas's call for the overdue elections but ensuring they go ahead is another matter, writes Yousef Alhelou.

Yousef Munayyer

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Comment: Elections could be bad news for Abbas, but unless they can can happen freely and fairly, they likely won't happen at all, writes Yousef ...

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Algerian presidential hopeful to add 'sixth pillar of Islam'

Oussama Wahid said he would add an extra pillar to the Muslim faith, bringing the total number to six should he win the presidential ...

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Algerian interim leader announces presidential elections for December 12

Algerian interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has announced that presidential elections will be held on December 12 despite protests.

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Alessandra Bajec

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Analysis: Following the death of President Essebsi, Tunisia got through the transition of power but challenges and fragmentation could ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi dies

Tunisia lost its first democratically elected president on Thursday, with fears of a power vacuum ahead of November elections.

Tunisia's 85-year-old parliamentary speaker to be interim president

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Tunisia's 85-year-old parliamentary speaker to be interim president

Parliamentary speaker Mohamed Ennaceur will become the interim president just hours after the death of Tunisia's first democratically elected ...

BREAKING: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi dies in hospital

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BREAKING: Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi dies in hospital

Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi passed away on Thursday, after being admitted to hospital for the third time in recent weeks on Wednesday.

Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

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Thousands protest in Algeria capital, break police cordon

Thousands of people protested for a twentieth consecutive week in Algeria's capital on Friday, defying a major police presence and after the ...

Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill-health

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian voters defiant despite terror attacks and president's ill-health

Tunisians remain resilient ahead of the elections despite the latest setbacks in the country, with many indicating that the terrorist attacks ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria's interim president proposes talks without 'state involvement'

Algeria's interim president Abdelkader Bensalah has promised Algerians will head to polls after postponing the 4 July elections.

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No 'power vacuum' in Tunisia despite president's death rumours

"We have a president. There is no constitutional vacancy," one of his key advisors, Noureddine Ben Ticha, told the media, after news outlets ...

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Algeria's presidential election deadline passes with no candidates registering

A deadline for candidates to register for controversial presidential elections due to be held on 4 July passed on Saturday with no one ...

Naseh Shaker

Danger of another cholera outbreak looms in Yemen capital

Sewer damage prompts closure of Sanaa's main road, with officials saying the capital is at risk of a new cholera outbreak, reports Naseh Shaker.

'Global indifference, arms sales' drive Middle East atrocities

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'Global indifference, arms sales' drive Middle East atrocities

Impunity reigned supreme in the Middle East in 2018, Amnesty International says, with global indifference and Western arms sales fuelling ...

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Europe cozies up to Egypt's Sisi at EU-Arab summit

The landmark EU-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh aims at stepping up cooperation on migration, security and trade but has been criticised ...

The start of a new arms race

Imad K. Harb

The start of a new arms race

Comment: The US withdrawal from the Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty augurs a dangerous new stage in US relations with Russia, and China, writes ...

Turkey and Russia ministers meet ahead of Syria offensive

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Turkey and Russia ministers meet ahead of Syria offensive

A race for control of key Syrian cities is taking place.

Algeria's Bouteflika returns home from Switzerland amid medical check-up

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Algeria's Bouteflika returns home from Switzerland amid medical check-up

The result of the Algerian President's check-up have not been publicised.

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