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"Efforts to prevent the entry of seeds and efforts to stop farming have no other message than perhaps, 'Let the people of Tigray perish with starvation.'"

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

Libya <em>reconstruction</em> fund needs $50 billion: officials

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 unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque <em>reconstruction</em> competition

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian architects win Mosul mosque reconstruction competition

The architects' design will be used to rebuild the 12th-century Al-Nouri Mosque.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest between foreign companies rushing to win the reconstruction

The New Arab Staff

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese buy tuk-tuks to eke out a living

The price of the three-wheeled vehicles usually does not exceed a thousand dollars and it is a fuel-efficient alternative to cars.

Germany to propose Beirut port <em>reconstruction</em>: report

The New Arab Staff

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

Mosul was destroyed by IS. Now, almost four years after the city's re-capture by Iraqi government forces the city remains derelict.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Chris Doyle

Syria's bleak decade

Comment: The international community failed Syria. Now they must make sure the next decade is not as bleak as the last, writes Chris Doyle.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

The New Arab Staff

Survey reveals harrowing impact of war on young Syrians

A harrowing report offers an urgent insight into the struggles

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US sanctions complicate Syria's return to Arab League: UAE

US sanctions are preventing the return of Syria to the Arab League according to the UAE foreign minister.

Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope to visit Iraq church damaged by IS militants

For Christians, the IS reign dealt a blow to a population already shrinking since the security breakdown and rise of militancy that followed the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amid scars of war, Iraqi archbishop readies for pope

Archbishop Najeeb Michaeel is preparing the first-ever papal visit in Iraq, a country still torn by war

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's interior minister escapes assassination attempt

Fathi Bashagha's convoy was 'fired on from an armoured car' on Sunday, an official said.

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressed support for Libya in talks with the neighbouring country's interim prime minister.

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