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Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under Sisi their collective trauma reached fever pitch, writes Gehad Quisay.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, will visit Russia on Thursday, the Kremlin said.

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ally, writes Austin Bodetti.

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

Austin Bodetti

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

In-depth: While the evidence behind the allegations remains classified, few dispute that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spread throughout ...

Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

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Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

Streets across South Sudan's capital are largely empty as fears a standoff between two rival groups bring fears of a new civil war.

Robert Cusack

Presidents Kiir, Bashir discuss peace deal for South Sudan

Following a recent warning from Washington over conditions for future investment in both countries, senior ministers met in Khartoum to discuss oil exports, border issues and other disputes.

The New Arab & agencies

S. Sudan's Salva Kiir in Khartoum to 'ease tensions'

Salva Kiir makes his third visit to Khartoum as President of South Sudan to discuss border disputes and 'normalising ...

Stefanie Glinski

Clandestine sex industry booms in Rohingya refugee camps

'At least 500 Rohingya prostitutes live in Kutupalong. Recruiters now have their eyes set on the newcomers'

The New Arab & agencies

US ambassador to UN evacuated from South Sudan camp

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was evacuated from a camp in South Sudan after protests over the country's president ...

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, passing ...

<em>Sudan</em> hails end of US trade embargo as 'positive' Sudan hails end of US trade embargo as 'positive'

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan hails end of US trade embargo as 'positive'

A statement from State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the sanctions will come to an end next week October 12.

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow ...

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

Austin Bodetti

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

The Iraqi-American occupies a powerful position in Iraq, serving as a semi-official spokesperson for a notorious Iranian-backed Shia militia, while running a counter-extremism youth group, reports Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab

Red Cross driver killed in S. Sudan ambush

An ambush on a humanitarian aid convoy left a Red Cross driver dead in South Sudan, the organisation said on Saturday.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan closes borders with Libya, South Sudan and Chad

Sudan has closed its borders with South Sudan, Chad and Libya in efforts to stop arms trafficking, its vice president ...

The New Arab & agencies

US slaps sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

The United States applied sanctions on Wednesday to three officials from South Sudan accused of instigating and profiting from ...

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

Austin Bodetti

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

In-depth: The US has unwittingly armed American-killing Iranian proxies and terrorist organisations with its best tanks, reports Austin Bodetti.

Robert Cusack

Sudan 'must normalise relations' with Israel: Sudanese minister

Sudan minister Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi said he was only repeating the words of other leading officials in private, adding that trade ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

The New Arab

South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

South Sudan is the most difficult place in the world for aid workers, a senior UN official said on Friday, with at least 15 ...

'More than one million <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> refugees in Uganda' 'More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda'

The New Arab

'More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda'

South Sudan's brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, the UN's refugee agency ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

The UN's refugee chief has said a long period of exile lies ahead for South Sudanese refugees fleeing the civil war.

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