Israeli envoys, Jared Kushner visit Morocco after establishing relations

US presidential advisor Jared Kushner (L) and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat arriving in the Moroccan capital Rabat. (AFP) Short Url https://arab.news/g2nqs-Reuters Israeli delegation led by Led by National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat Donald...

Tunisia says it does not intend to normalize relations with Israel

Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said that he respects Morocco’s choice to recognize the Jewish state but that Tunisia is not considering doing the same. (File/AFP via Getty Images) Short Url-https://arab.news/7nf72-Reuters Tunisia says its position...

Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique

by Oleg Burunov Northern Mozambique has been in the grip of a jihadist insurgency since 2017, with the violence having reportedly already killed more than 1,000 people there. In an article published on the website Conversation, political...

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over new variant

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reuters image caption South Africa has recorded more than 1.4 million Covid cases South Africa has put its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new...

Tigray Forces Leader: Fighting Continues Near Mekelle After Seizure by Ethiopian Governmen

by Sergei Gridnev On 28 November, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali announced that the country's National Defence Forces (ENDF) had gained full control of the Tigray region’s capital of Mekelle. The leader of Tigray People's Liberation...

‘I am Not Like Him’: Namibian Hitler Offended by Comparisons to Nazi Fuhrer

by Nikita Folomov After winning local council elections in Namibia's Oshana region, a politician who was named after one of the most ruthless tyrants in world history faced unexpected "popularity" in media outlets across the globe....

UN: Food has run out for nearly 100,000 refugees in Ethiopia

The UN has said some 2 million people in Tigray now need assistance. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/9rtuu-AP Ethiopia’s government has said it will create and manage a ‘humanitarian corridor’ for the delivery of aid, but the UN...

Police fire at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar as clashes intensify

Fierce clashes have erupted between protesters in northern Myanmar and security forces. Footage emerged online showing police opening fire on the crowd. It’s unclear if live rounds or rubber bullets were used. Dozens of protesters...

How It Happened: Gaddafi’s Aide Recalls Origins of 2011 ‘Revolution’ That Destroyed Libya

by Ilya Tsukanov On 15 February 2011, against the background of the so-called Arab Spring protests rocking much of the Middle East at the time, protesters descended on the Libyan city of Benghazi armed with stones...

Photo: Huge Container Ship Gets Stuck Sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, Blocking All Sea...

by Morgan Artyukhina Big ships and little waterways scarcely mix well, but it’s still rare that one of the world’s largest container vessels finds itself abreast the Suez Canal, cutting off two seas’ worth of ocean-going...

Myanmar police warn protesters to disperse or face force

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar police on Monday warned protesters to disperse or face force shortly after state television signalled impending action to stifle mass demonstrations against a military coup and the arrest of elected...

Giant container ship stuck in Suez Canal partially refloated, port agent says

By Yusri Mohamed, Jessica Jaganathan, Florence Tan CAIRO (Reuters) - The giant container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for more than a day has been partially refloated and traffic along the fastest shipping route from...

What’s in a Name?: ‘Adolf Hitler’ Wins Vote in Namibia

While many Namibians have names originating from the ex-colonial power Germany, a newly-elected municipal councilor has overnight romped to prominence not because of his victory but because he is called Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler Uunona,...

South African Army Allows Hijab As Part Of Uniform

In January last year, a military court dropped charges against an officer who had been indicted for wearing a hijab under her military beret. WorldAgence France-Presse Major Fatima Isaacs had been criminally charged in June 2018...

‘Apologize to the Afghan people’: China scoffs after Canberra demands Beijing retract poster about...

Beijing has rejected calls for an apology after a Chinese official shared a doctored poster of an Australian soldier attacking an Afghan girl, urging Canberra to instead seek forgiveness for its alleged war crimes...

Ethiopia PM Orders Final Offensive against Tigray Leaders in Mekele

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Thursday ordered Ethiopia's army to launch a final offensive against Tigray's leaders in their regional capital Mekele, saying the window for their surrender had expired. "The Ethiopian National Defence Forces...

Nourin Mohamed Siddig: The African art of reciting the Koran

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Naqa Studio Social media has enabled a revival in unique African styles of Koranic recitation, which were once dominated by Middle Eastern traditions and as Isma'il Kushkush reports a voice from Sudan has...

Pakistan Lashes Out at India’s ‘COVID Diplomacy’ After UN Hails New Delhi for Vaccine...

by Dhairya Maheshwari Although India’s COVID diplomacy is winning accolades from other governments in the South Asia region, it has drawn criticism from New Delhi’s arch-rival, Islamabad, which has called upon Indian authorities to first focus...

CIA operative reportedly killed in Somalia… just as Trump mulls troop withdrawal?

A CIA officer and former Navy SEAL has reportedly been killed in combat in Somalia, sources claim, mere days after critics warned that Trump’s alleged withdrawal plan undermines US national security and endangers Americans. The...

As Pakistanis Rally for Solidarity With Kashmir, Imran Khan Passes the Buck to India

by Rishikesh Kumar Pakistan had announced a weekly march across the country after the Narendra Modi government, in a sudden move, withdrew the special status guaranteed to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. The Imran Khan government later...