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Egypt's army says its latest strike against militants near Libya has prevented smugglers from bringing arms into Egypt.

Analysis: While European economies appear to have weathered the storm, dark forecasts for the Arab world persist, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

 Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional balance.

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Yasmin Ibrahim

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

The New Arab

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars to their ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian parties agree on elections by end of 2018

Palestinian political parties on Wednesday agreed on the need to hold elections by the end of 2018 after two days of reconciliation talks in ...

The New Arab

Egypt arrests 29 for 'espionage for Turkey'

Twenty-nine people have been arrested in Egypt and charged with plotting to restore the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

The New Arab

Is Riyadh boycotting Kathem al-Saher for his Qatari nationality?

Rumours surrounding the fate of Kathem al-Saher's career in Saudi Arabia have been squashed this week, after a source confirmed the cancellation ...

Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

The New Arab & agencies

Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Syria with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday, following the Russian leader's surprise summit with ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with ...

<em>Egypt</em> arrests popular social media satirist over 'illegal group'

The New Arab

Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over 'illegal group'

Egyptian prosecutors have detained a satirist known for his ribald humour on suspicion of joining an 'illegal group', his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

The New Arab

Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister earlier this month, has returned home to Lebanon, making brief visits to Egypt and Cyprus ...

Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's Hariri lands in Cairo for talks with Sisi

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri landed in Cairo on Tuesday for talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi before returning to ...

UAE, <em>Egypt</em> must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

The New Arab

UAE, Egypt must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

An Egyptian detainee held in the UAE due to be released last month after serving his three year sentence is now missing after being deported to ...

The New Arab

Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

The New Arab

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's top scorer ...

The New Arab

Egyptians react to the UK ambassador's 'tourism up' tweet

A tweet by the UK ambassador to Cairo claiming Egypt's tourism industry is 'booming' has led to shock and ridicule from Egyptians having to cope ...

Gehad Quisay

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under ...

Anti-Doha alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

The New Arab

Anti-Doha alliance 'planned Qatar invasion' in 2014

An anti-Doha Gulf alliance deployed troops along Qatar's border in 2014 in preparation for a military invasion of the Gulf state, a senior ...

The New Arab

Egypt court extends pop singer's detention over racy video

Raunchy Egyptian pop singer Shyma will spend longer in jail, after a court extended her stay behind bars over 'promoting debauchery' for a racy ...

Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from <em>Egypt</em> border

The New Arab

Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

An Israeli soldier stationed on the Egypt border was lightly injured after gunfire from the Sinai spilled over, where Islamic State ...

Arab League: <em>Egypt</em> 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

The New Arab

Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, ...

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian political parties head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

Leaders of leading Palestinian political factions headed to the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday ahead of talks aimed at moving forward a ...

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