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Hamas accuses Palestinian Authority of blocking reconciliation

02 December, 2017

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on Saturday accused the PA of blocking a landmark unity deal and called for a lifting of its sanctions on the Gaza Strip.

Presidential hopeful Shafiq 'detained' in Cairo after UAE deportation

02 December, 2017

Former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq has been detained for questioning upon arrival to Egypt, after he was deported from the UAE.

UAE 'arrests, deports' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo

02 December, 2017

Former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq has been arrested by authorities in the United Arab Emirates and deported to Egypt, according to his lawyer.

Who will Arab teams face in the World Cup?

02 December, 2017

Four Arab nations have finally learned their long-awaited opponents for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia next year following Friday's draw.

South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention

02 December, 2017

South Sudan announced it is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms on Friday, leaving just three nations left to sign on to the treaty.

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

01 December, 2017

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan Elgrably.

Worshippers pack Egyptian mosque week after massacre

01 December, 2017

Dozens of Muslims, including religious and army leaders, packed an Egyptian mosque for Friday prayers a week after jihadist gunmen massacred more than 300 people in the house of worship.

Qatar-based Muslim union to sue over 'terror' label

01 December, 2017

The International Union of Muslim Scholars said on Friday it would take legal action to clear its name after it was placed on a "terrorism list" by a Saudi-led bloc.

A role in search of a hero

01 December, 2017

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

01 December, 2017

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his plan would be more "humane and professional" than the EU's programmes.

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