Sudan Floods Threaten Ancient Archaeological Gem

Rising Nile floodwaters are threatening to swamp an ancient archaeological site in Sudan, after some of the highest ever recorded river levels, archaeologists said Monday. Teams have set up sandbag walls and are pumping out...

El-Sisi: Egyptian water rights are ‘national security issue’

It is not the first time that El-Sisi has described the water issue as a national security issue. (AFP) Short Url https://arab.news/ywepa-Mohammed Abu Zaid Meeting with Kenyan leader zeroes in on development, Renaissance Dam CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel...

Yemen’s Houthis Reportedly Launch Drone, Missile Attack on Saudi Capital

The Houthi movement, which controls the north of Yemen, said that it launched an air attack on a key target in the Saudi capital Riyadh. The movement said it carried out an attack on an...

Chaïma: Algeria women protest over teen’s rape and murder

BBC.COM-image copyrightGetty Images image captionProtesters in Algiers said there was a heavy police presence during their rally Protests have been held in several cities in Algeria to demand action to stop violence against women following the...

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

By Helen Briggs BBC Environment correspondent – BBC.COM Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wildlife is under pressure from habitat loss, including deforestation Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years,...

Sudan-Israel normalization announcement likely this weekend

The normalization would be unlikely to happen all at once, unlike in the recent cases of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, because of the unique circumstances in Sudan. https://www.jpost.com-By LAHAV HARKOV An announcement that...

Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot dead’ in Lagos

BBC.COM-image copyright Reuters image captionProtesters in Lagos built barricades, blocking roads in Nigeria's commercial hub A number of people taking part in a protest against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead or injured in Nigeria's...

‘I do not wish blood to be shed’: Mali president resigns after being detained...

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced that he will step down in order to avoid bloodshed, hours after mutinying soldiers arrested him. Neighboring countries have closed their borders in response to the unrest. The...

Nigeria’s Lagos Governor Plans to Give State Broadcast After Shooting Incident at Lekki Toll...

According to multiple media reports, shots were fired at Nigerians protesting police brutality in the Lekki district of Lagos on Tuesday evening, shortly after a 24-hour curfew kicked in. The protests have been ongoing...

Uganda army to join Congo in offensive against Islamist rebels -Kinshasa gov’t

Reuters The Ugandan and Congo armies are setting up an operations centre in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo for a joint offensive against Islamist rebels who have killed hundreds of people in the...

Haftar rejects Sarraj’s call for Libya truce as ‘media marketing’

Libyan rebels led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar have rejected a ceasefire announcement by the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli. Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), told media on Sunday that the ceasefire...

Egyptian parliament approves maritime deal with Greece over Mediterranean borders

Egypt’s Parliament on Tuesday approved a maritime deal setting the country’s Mediterranean Sea boundary with Greece and demarcating an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights, The Associated Press reported, citing local...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Troops loyal to the Tripoli government prepare their weapon as they carry out patrols in Zamzam, near Abu Qareen, Libya. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/mdyzu AP The UN Security Council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in...

Mali junta, W Africa mediators agree on ‘certain points,’ talks to continue Monday

West African mediators say they have reached an agreement with the junta that has seized power in Mali on “a number of points,” but some issues remain to be hammered out during the talks aimed...

North Africa Libya government announces immediate ceasefire

Libya’s internationally-recognized government has announced a nationwide ceasefire and called for demilitarization in the strategic city of Sirte, which is held by strongman Khalifa Haftar’s rebels. The Tripoli-based government said in a statement on Friday...

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

BBC.COM-Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta won a second term in 2018- Reuters Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was...

Turkey, Russia nearing deal on Libya ceasefire, political process

Earlier on Wednesday night, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October in a speech delivered on state television. By REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Can Israel’s symbolic victory turn famous ‘no’s’ of Khartoum into a ‘yes’?

The UAE would be only the third Arab country to sign a deal with Israel, Sudan would be a fourth. It’s likely that Bahrain and Oman would follow in their path. By TOVAH LAZAROFF...

Turkey not seeking military solution in Libya: Presidential spokesperson

Turkey along with Qatar and some other countries are present in Libya in an effort to support a political solution in the war-weary country, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Aug. 18. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Kalın said Turkey...

US removes Sudan from terrorism blacklist in return for $335m

Compensation payment pledged for alleged role in bombing of two US embassies Jason Burke and Oliver Holmes  -  The  Guardian Mike Pompeo with Sudan’s Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of the ruling sovereign council, in Khartoum...