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Can Guterres succeed where Ban Ki-moon didn't?

18 January, 2017

Comment: Guterres will be in a better position to give fresh impetus to the UN political process aimed at finding a political solution to the Sahara conflict, writes Samir Bennis

Gambia president declares emergency law as Nigeria readies military

18 January, 2017

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh looks set to remain in power beyond his Thursday deadline despite an offer from Morocco for sanctuary.

Morocco parliament elects speaker in absence of new government

17 January, 2017

Sole candidate Habib el-Malki, a leftist economist who has held several ministerial posts, mustered 198 votes in the 395-seat house, in a plenary session broadcast live online.

Hopes and dreams: This week in Middle East football

17 January, 2017

Arab football received a massive boost this week, as FIFA announced that the World Cup could be expanded to 48 teams giving countries in the region new hopes of competing.

AFCON 2017: Morocco shocked by underdogs DR Congo

17 January, 2017

Morocco struggled to find the net against unlikely winners DR Congo, in a disappointing match for the North African side, which still showed some promise.

Turkey arrests two Chinese nationals over Istanbul nightclub massacre

14 January, 2017

Two Chinese men of Uighur origin have been arrested over the mass shooting at Reina nightclub in Istanbul on New Year's Eve, which left 39 people dead.

Spain, Hungary arrest five with alleged IS links

14 January, 2017

Five people, including two women, were arrested in separate raids across Europe for their connections to the militant Islamic State group, authorities said on Friday.

#Trending: Algerian Imazighen celebrate Amazigh new year

13 January, 2017

Many in Algeria and elsewhere across North Africa took to social media to celebrate the beginning of the year 2967 in the Amazigh calendar.

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

12 January, 2017

In-depth: A guide to the Arab nations taking part in this year's AFCON.

Syrians in Europe: We've been here before

12 January, 2017

Comment: A Syrian refugee once ushered in a golden age for Europe, and with a supportive policy framework, today's refugees can invigorate European economies, writes Anisa Abeytia.

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