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The UN commission and other watchdogs have long warned that officials are siphoning off millions of dollars from South Sudan's weak economy.

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

US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

Narjas Zatat

US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to end their blockade on Qatar.

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE normalisation ceremony

The event at the White House will be the first time Arab nations have established relations with Israel since Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Top Iraq Shia cleric backs early election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Iraq Shia cleric backs early election

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, 90, endorsed early parliamentary elections set for June 2021 following a meeting with senior United Nations ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of ...

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Paul McLoughlin

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents ...

Rights group: Libya militias used machine guns on protesters

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.

Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria adopts draft constitutional reforms as crackdown continues

The government had promised to press for reforms during elections late last year after the resignation of long-time leader Abdelaziz ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

World powers must come together for the sake of the global climate, or else humanity is 'doomed', warned UN chief Antonio Guterres.

The New Arab Staff

Haniyeh makes historic trip to Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh was warmly received by Palestinian refugees in the Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp.

The New Arab & agencies

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Algerian activists have gone on a hunger strike and claim they have been abused in detention.

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya ...

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: <em>unity</em> govt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mayor of Libya's Misrata dies of coronavirus: unity govt

Moustafa Karwad, the mayor of Libya's Misrata city, has died after contracting Covid-19, the unity government said.

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