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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving to maintain peace between the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia.

Iraq's capital has witnessed its second militant attacks in three days, after two suspected IS suicide bombers killed more than 31 people in Baghdad on Monday

Overcoming Trump's racism requires building a diverse future

Andrew Leber

Overcoming Trump's racism requires building a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Andrew Leber

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

Alex Macheras

How Qatar is overcoming the aviation blockade

Comment: Despite the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar which began in June last year, Qatar is more open than ever before, writes Alex Macheras.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan recalls ambassador from Egypt amid tensions

Long standing tensions between the neighbouring countries have been further frayed as Egypt retaliates to strengthening Sudan-Turkey ties.

Malia Bouattia

Macron, Algeria and the white man's burden

Comment: Macron's suggestion that the antidote to Algerian woes is historical amnesia, is a deeply insulting example of continuing colonial ...

The New Arab

Poland will 'not take refugees from the Middle East'

The Polish government will not take refugees from the Middle East, refusing to meet EU’s mandatory refugee quota.

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Pieter-Jan Dockx

Why France's Macron is wrong on Iraq

Comment: Macron's policy objectives in Iraq are not grounded in reality, writes Pieter-Jan Dockx.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Can Yemen's GPC preserve its clout after Saleh's demise?

The void late former president Ali Saleh has left in the GPC remains unfilled. So is the political party capable of surviving without him or is ...

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

This week in Iraq: Baghdad’s heavy-handed approach towards its own citizens has tempered people’s expectations regarding a new Iraq that was ...

Banks 'reticent' to work with Sudan, admits finance minister

The New Arab & agencies

Banks 'reticent' to work with Sudan, admits finance minister

Sudanese Finance Minister Mohammed Osman al-Rikabi said on Tuesday that banks across the world are still wary of working with Khartoum despite ...

Iran reopens two crossings with Iraq's Kurdish region

The New Arab

Iran reopens two crossings with Iraq's Kurdish region

Tehran's border restrictions on Iraqi-Kurdistan following Erbil's vote for independence have been lifted, with Iran reopening all its ...

Poland could start taking in Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Poland could start taking in Syrian refugees

Warsaw may soon allow Syrian refugees to receive medical treatment by opening 'humanitarian corridors', reversing Poland's anti-refugee stance.

The New Arab

Baghdad extends Kurdistan flight ban until February 2018

A ban imposed in September on all flights from and to Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has been extended by Baghdad for another few months, the Erbil International Airport said on Wednesday.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Kurdistan in turmoil

This week in Iraq: Kurdish politicians are being blamed for an ongoing and deep economic crisis, leading to deadly protests and the resignations ...

The New Arab

Hundreds detained in Iraqi Kurdistan amid corruption protests

More than 600 people have been detained in Iraqi Kurdistan since protests began last week over corruption and the fallout from a failed bid for ...

Ruth Riegler

Putin's Israel outreach could signal big policy changes ahead

Putin's push to end Syria's war could see Russia pursue a more pragmatic approach to regional issues, which will likely see Iran dumped in ...

Iraqi Kurdish ministers resign amid deadly anti-corruption protests

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi Kurdish ministers resign amid deadly anti-corruption protests

Five Iraqi Kurdish ministers from two parties have resigned amid violent street protests in Sulaimaniyah over delayed salaries, poor services ...

The New Arab

Iraqis 'forcibly disappeared' by Kurdish forces, says HRW

Kurdish police and soldiers have been accused by Human Rights Watch of the enforced disappearance of at least 350 Iraqis, suspected of being ...

Long-held grievances fuel protest in Iraqi Kurdistan

Tanya Goudsouzian

Long-held grievances fuel protest in Iraqi Kurdistan

Comment: As many young Kurds mourn the loss of the independence dream, the economic situation continues to worsen, fuelling political ...

UN: Missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe

The New Arab

UN: Missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe

The UN managed to safely extract six aid workers that went missing after clashes broke out

UN rights chief to step down over 'geo-political context' UN rights chief to step down over 'geo-political context'

The New Arab & agencies

UN rights chief to step down over 'geo-political context'

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, a harsh critic of US President Donald Trump, will step down next year

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