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In rare televised comments, al-Sisi said the appointment of the interim government, which includes a three-member Presidential Council and a prime minister, was “a step in the right direction.”

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has opposed the creation of a new “Council of Transition Partners”, which has been given broad powers by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans agree preliminary plan for elections: UN

Libyans agreed to hold elections within 18 months amid UN-led talks in Tunisia.

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

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Sudan's Umma Party threatens transitional government over Israel normalisation

Sadiq Al-Mahdi threatened the Sudanese transitional government over normalisation.

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

Political factions in Sudan are split over the issue of normalisation with Israel, which the country's leading religious body has declared ...

Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

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Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

A report by Axios said Sudanese officials are due to meet Emirati and American delegates in Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss possible ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

Human Rights Watch claims government-linked militias attacked, tortured and forcibly disappeared protesters last month.

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

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 ...

Sudan PM says government has no Israel normalisation mandate

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

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Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the European Union, ahead of a free trade agreement.

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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Sudan finds bodies of 1990 coup plotters in grave

It is the second mass grave discovered since former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown last year.

A Yemeni journalist

Could the Riyadh agreement end Yemen's crisis?

Analysis: Efforts to revive the Riyadh agreement are unlikely to end Yemen's multi-faceted conflict.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

Mediators described the discussions as the 'most important' component of the Sudan peace process.

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Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum

Protests in Sudanese cities went ahead as planned, with security forces deployed in force, despite a tight curfew since April.

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

The New Arab Staff

US to lift Sudan sanctions 'after elections': reports

Washington plans to lift sanctions on Khartoum after the country holds its first democratic elections following a three-year ...

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan has appointed a new defence minister amid tensions with Ethiopia over an attack by an Ethiopian militia group in Al-Qadarif province.

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

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