Putin, extending Russian footprint, approves new naval facility in Sudan

The new facility, earmarked to be built in the vicinity of Port Sudan, will be capable of accommodating up to 300 military and civilian personnel. By REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an interview with...

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...

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...

Italy, Germany, US seek Libya cease-fire after Egypt threat

“If we stop the arrival of weapons, or strongly reduce them, we will be able to reduce the aggressiveness of the Libyan parties in this conflict,” Di Maio said. Source: Associated Press Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut...

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...

Egypt Parliament Greenlights Possible Intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament on Monday greenlighted a possible deployment of troops outside its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential military operations in neighboring Libya. The parliament unanimously approved "the deployment of members of...

Tensions mount in Tunis as calls for constitutional court grow

Young democracy challenged as parliament and head of state collide https://www.jpost.com-By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE Flag of Tunisia. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Tunisia’s young democratic rule is feeling the pressure of a presidential-prime minister clash that is...

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...

Uganda Accuses US of Trying to Undermine Presidential Elections

by Evgeny Mikhaylov Tensions in the African country escalated earlier this month, when the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) criticised the last election, accusing the government of altering its results to secure victory for decades-long President...

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...

Algeria Votes on Tweaked Constitution Aimed at Ending Protest Movement

Polls opened in Algeria Sunday for a vote on a revised constitution the regime hopes will neutralize a protest movement which at its peak last year swept long-time president Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power. Bouteflika's successor...

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...

Turkey sent 16,500 Syrian fighters to Libya – Observatory

Turkey has sent hundreds of newly recruited mercenaries to Sirte in Libya to fight alongside the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) against General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the Syrian Observatory...

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...

Egypt to suspend education in event of COVID-19 second wave

Students wearing face shields play during school recess following months of closure due to the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Cairo’s Maadi suburb. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/8exdb-Mohammed Abu Zaid The minister said school attendance rates were high, coinciding...

Libyan protests deepen Sarraj’s isolation and expose Turkey’s role

Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), failed to contain the growing popular discontent and to absorb the anger of the demonstrators in the streets and squares of...

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...

Sisi Says Egypt ‘Won’t Stand Idle’ on Security Threats from Libya

Egypt's president said Thursday that his country "will not stand idle" against threats to the national security of Egypt and Arab countries, in a meeting with tribal leaders from eastern Libya. His comments came days...

Chad’s military names new government but opposition still unimpressed

Mahamat Idriss Deby, son of the late Chadian President Idriss Deby, sits in the front row during the state funeral for his father in N'Djamena, Chad April 23, 2021. Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool via REUTERS Chad’s...

EU Reportedly Blocks Ethiopia Aid Over Crisis in Tigray

by Ilya Tsukanov The East African nation was thrust into civil conflict in early November, when federal troops moved to take control of the Tigray region after local authorities disobeyed a federal order to postpone elections...