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Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the presidency.

Villagers say most people who live along the Line of Control have lost close relatives because of Indian firing in recent decades.

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against the regime, writes Ahmad Abdelhalim.

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

The New Arab

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

Iranian network attempted to influence Scottish independence <em>referendum</em>: Facebook

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian network attempted to influence Scottish independence referendum: Facebook

Facebook says it has shut down a network linked to Iran's state broadcaster which dates back to 2011.

Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

The centennial celebrations mostly took place indoors due to a four-day curfew imposed to impede the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

The New Arab

Former Erdogan ally launches much-anticipated rival party

Former economy czar Ali Babacan will officially launch the party on Wednesday after a months-long wait.

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

Amir Delshad

The legitimacy crisis and upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran

Comment: The disqualification of many reformist candidates coupled with voter apathy, could spell a victory for the conservatives in Iran's ...

Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

The New Arab

Israel pushed deal with US, Morocco to normalise ties

Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel but Morocco, along with some Gulf states, has been relaxing ...

The New Arab & agencies

Britain embarks on new future outside the EU

There were celebrations and tears across the UK as Britain became the first member state to leave the EU.

Canada's Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Ray Mwareya

Canada's Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Quebec City, the capital of Canada's only French-speaking province where the hijab has been banned, has finally got the approval for its own ...

Canada's 'Islamophobic' Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Ray Mwareya

Canada's 'Islamophobic' Quebec City gets its first Muslim cemetery

Quebec City, the capital of Canada's only French-speaking province where the hijab has been banned, has finally got the approval for its own ...

Netanyahu renews West Bank annexation pledge ahead of elections

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu renews West Bank annexation pledge ahead of elections

Netanyahu's leading rival Benny Gantz on Tuesday promised to annex the Jordan Valley if elected.

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