Arabic News

Explained: What’s behind the Ethiopia-Sudan border row?

Amid heightened tension along its border with Ethiopia, Sudan swore in a new defense minister. Major General Yassin Ibrahim Yassin was recalled from retirement to fill the position following the death of General Gamal al-Din Omar. Yassin’s swearing-in came after an alleged Ethiopian cross-border attack which left at least one Sudanese soldier and a child dead, according to Sudan’s military. ...

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Morocco Confirms 27 New COVID-19 Cases, 20 Recoveries

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Health today confirmed 27 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 8,030 as of 10 a.m. on June 5. The ministry reported 20 new recoveries. The total number of recovered patients stands at 7,215, as of this morning. The death toll remains 208, with zero deaths registered today. Morocco’s pandemic fatality rate is ...

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Tunisia intercepts multiple migrant departures in separate operations

Tunisian authorities in recent days have stopped various attempts by migrants to illegally depart for Europe. During their operations, the authorities also seized cash linked to criminal activity. Tunisian authorities are continuing their efforts to fight emigration towards Europe, with various operations in recent days resulting in dozens of people being intercepted. In one operation, the Tunisian Coast Guard in ...

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Algeria to ease coronavirus restrictions on Sunday

ALGIERS: Algeria will resume some economic activities and allow a number of businesses to reopen from Sunday as part of a plan to end the coronavirus lockdown, the prime minister’s office said on Thursday. It said the government would allow the construction and public works sector to resume activity to help ease the impact of the coronavirus-linked restrictions imposed in ...

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UN-backed Libyan forces oust renegade general from Tripoli

A 14 month-siege of Libya’s capital Tripoli by the renegade general Khalifa Haftar ended in failure on Thursday when his forces retreated from the south of the city toward his heartlands in the south and the east of the country. The interior minister of the UN-recognised government of national accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, hailed “the beginning of the end of ...

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South Sudan Covid-19 cases rise to 290 as 54 more test positive

Passengers from an international flight are screened for their temperature at Juba International Airport in South Sudan on January 31, 2020, as part of efforts to prevent spread of the deadly coronavirus. PHOTO | ALEX MCBRIDE | AFP South Sudan has registered 54 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 290, the country’s Health ministry has ...

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Morocco to rent Samir refinery storage platforms

The judge supervising the liquidation of the Samir refinery has accepted a state offer to rent its storage platforms in order to secure Morocco’s oil needs at a particular context of low prices. The oil storage crisis has sent oil prices plunging to below 5 dollars and prompting production cuts, which may gradually raise the price but experts say they ...

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Algeria protest figure released after court cuts sentence

ALGIERS: A leading figure in Algeria’s “Hirak” anti-government protest movement has been released from jail after a court late Sunday cut his prison sentence, one of his lawyers told AFP. Abdelouahab Fersaoui, who heads the civic group Youth Action Rally (RAJ), was arrested in October during a demonstration and in April was sentenced to one year in jail for an ...

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Coronavirus crisis punctures Tunisia tourism rebound

  As the novel coronavirus pandemic wipes out a recovery from jihadist attacks in 2015, Tunisia’s vital tourism sector is trying to find ways to avoid going under. “Normally, the season starts now. But there is nobody,” said Mohammed Saddam, who owns an antiques shop in the famous blue and white village of Sidi Bou Said, near the capital Tunis. ...

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Turkey sending more Syrian mercenaries to die in Libya

Plane arriving from Turkey lands the Libya’s Misrata Airport with 122 Syrian mercenaries on board amid rising death toll among them in war-torn country. LONDON – Turkey is sending more Syrian mercenaries to Libya despite the human losses incurred in their fight alongside the Government of National Accord forces against Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army forces. The Syrian ...

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