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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's irrigation minister for saying Addis Ababa had 'cheated' Egypt.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit predictions worsen

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Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit predictions worsen

The plan to cut subsidies would see an increase in the cost of key utilities, including electricity, water and fuel, by up to 30 per ...

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Splash back: Qatar reopens beaches after virus closure

Sun-lovers and jet-ski enthusiasts braved temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) at Doha's Katara Cultural Village, one of the city's most popular public beaches.

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Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

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Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

Common practices in these 11 detention facilities includes beatings, electrocutions, and being deprived food and water.

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

Egypt seeks UN resolution on Nile dam dispute

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Egypt seeks UN resolution on Nile dam dispute

Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said the draft resolution on the Nile dam dispute is in line with the outcome of an African Union summit.

192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Civil unrest continues in southern Tunisia as economy plummets

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Civil unrest continues in southern Tunisia as economy plummets

Thousands of protesters have been gathering in Tunisia's Sfax city for weeks to demand the release of two trade union leaders that were detained ...

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Egypt parliament ridiculed for security debate on 'kites'

The Egyptian parliament is being criticised for using a session to discuss the dangers of kites for children.

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Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

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Ethiopia inches towards filling mega-dam as AU urges deal

The statement from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office undercut claims by Egypt and Sudan that the dam would not be filled until a deal is ...

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan agree to delay filling dam

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and Sudan and Egypt after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation.

UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

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UN: Yemen will 'fall off cliff' without new funds

The UN's humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said there were two options for the international community: 'support the humanitarian response... or ...

Tunisia protesters, police clash anew in deprived south

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia protesters, police clash anew in deprived south

Protesters are calling for the government to provide jobs and services in the country's deprived southern region.

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