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The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

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Libya’s prime minister to resign amid peace talks

The prime minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord announces his intention to resign in October amid continuing peace talks with a rival unrecognized government based in eastern Libya

Sudan's democratic <em>transition</em> still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

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Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

Munzoul Assal

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

Normalisation with Israel may facilitate Sudan's removal from the US terror list but risks exacerbating divisions within the transitional government amid popular opposition.

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Macron backs Iraq 'sovereignty' on first Baghdad visit

French President Emmanuel Macron met Iraqi leaders, stressing the country's 'sovereignty'.

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Lebanon protest camp closes ranks after blast

Dozens of Lebanon's main opposition groups and parties on Sunday announced a common position and plan to tackle the country's multiple crises.

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Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

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Pompeo, Hamdok discuss lifting of US sanctions on Sudan

US cooperation is crucial in allowing Sudan to write off $60 billion in past debts.

Sudan PM says government has no Israel normalisation mandate

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Sudan PM says government has no Israel normalisation mandate

Only a Sudanese government elected after the transitional period ends in 2022 could decide whether to normalise ties with Israel, Prime Minister ...

UN suspends Syria constitution talks over coronavirus cases

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UN suspends Syria constitution talks over coronavirus cases

Three delegates attending Syria constitutional talks at the United Nations tested positive for Covid-19.

Sudan commander 'met with Mossad chief in secret meeting'

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Sudan commander 'met with Mossad chief in secret meeting'

High-ranking Emirati officials were in attendance, according to the source, including the brother of UAE Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed ...

Fomenting intellectual revolution in the MENA region

Rabah Arezki

Fomenting intellectual revolution in the MENA region

Comment: Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries need wholesale reform to rebalance the role of the state writes the World Bank's ...

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative authority would help address Lebanon's multiple crises.

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Mali wakes up to military rule after president resigns

Malian President Boubacar Keita resigned from office after a military coup.

Sam Hamad

Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Comment: Egypt's newly created senate is will have no legislative power, and is just a method of expanding the regime's system of loyalty and ...

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Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

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New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

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Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The Barbadian singer and beauty mogul directed fans towards fundraisers for the Save the Children and Impact Lebanon.

Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

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Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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