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The new, slimmer cabinet was sworn in on Saturday and will reportedly focus on addressing Sudan's faltering economy.

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

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Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

Abdullah Hamduk, who was the former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, passed on the finance minister on Saturday.

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Sudan ruling party reveals new, smaller cabinet

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Sudan ruling party reveals new, smaller cabinet

Sudan has unveiled a new 21-member cabinet just days after President Omar al-Bashir sacked the previous government.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's endgame in Palestine

Comment: Trump's recent decision to defund the UNRWA is part of a broader attempt to destroy the Palestinian national movement, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

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France admits systematic torture during Algerian war of independence

French President Emmanuel Macron admitted that France conducted systematic forms of torture against Algerians as they fought for their ...

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South Sudan warring parties sign 'final' peace deal

The 'final peace agreement' between warring South Sudanese warring parties has been signed.

Rose Worden

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Comment: John Bolton's opposition to the International Criminal Court puts him in the same camp as some of the world's worst war criminals, ...

Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

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Campaigning begins for Iraqi Kurdish parliamentary vote

The election is not expected to change the political map in Kurdistan, experts say, but could shed light on the divisions that emerged after ...

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Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

Eleven human rights organisations condemned on Tuesday the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top ...

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

Paul McLoughlin

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

As the Assad regime readies for an offensive on Idlib province, the Free Syrian Police say they will continue to protect civilians.

Palestinians condemn US plan to close PLO Washington mission

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Palestinians condemn US plan to close PLO Washington mission

Palestinians have condemned US plans to shut down the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organisation [PLO], a move amid at widening ...

Bashir to sack Sudan cabinet as economic crisis grows

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Bashir to sack Sudan cabinet as economic crisis grows

President Omar al-Bashir is replacing his entire cabinet as economic crisis escalates in Sudan.

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

Austin Bodetti

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

Hamas has so far been able to keep its smaller rival in check, but its influence is undeniable, writes Austin Bodetti.

Paul Iddon

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel renews threat to attack Iran targets in Syria

Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to Assad as he has fought back against a seven-year uprising.

James J. Zogby

Flashback 30 years: Lessons to learn, work to do

Comment: The 1988 Democratic Convention was the first time we openly debated Palestine, and holds some important lessons for us today, writes ...

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South Sudan rebel leader agrees peace deal with government

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has agreed a final peace deal with the government, with hopes the country's bloody civil war has come to an ...

South Sudan's Machar 'refuses to sign' peace deal

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South Sudan's Machar 'refuses to sign' peace deal

A Sudanese mediator said the South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar refused to sign a final peace deal with the government on Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch

Yemen: Saudi-led coalition fails to curb violations

Comment: Saudi investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen lack credibility, and leave victims without redress, says Human Rights Watch.

'No war without collateral damage', says Saudi-led coalition

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'No war without collateral damage', says Saudi-led coalition

Saudi-led coalition spokesperson Turki al-Maliki accused the UN of 'biased' reports on airstrikes that allegedly killed dozens of children in ...

Houthi missiles target Saudi soldier gatherings along border

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Houthi missiles target Saudi soldier gatherings along border

The Houthi rebel group shot two Zelzal-1 missiles targeting 'gatherings of Saudi soldiers' in Jizan and Najran, al-Masirah TV said in a tweet on ...

Veteran US Senator John McCain loses battle with cancer

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Veteran US Senator John McCain loses battle with cancer

Controversial US politician John McCain, loved and loathed by both left and right, has passed away after a battle with brain cancer.

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