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China is by far the strongest player in Africa

Haitham Nouri examines six decades of Egyptian-African relations

Boko Haram intensifies its attacks hoping to disrupt Nigeria’s presidential elections scheduled for 16 February

Religious tolerance, not politics, featured high on Pope Francis’ agenda during his first visit to the UAE to attend an interfaith meeting, reports Haitham Nouri

Floating atop the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is facing an hour of decision as its economic and political crisis comes to a head

Presidential elections are slated for 18 April in Algeria, but it is not yet certain that sitting President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika will run for a fifth term

The international community believes the Stockholm Agreement is the only way out of the crisis in Yemen, but the Houthi rebels seem unlikely to comply, writes Haitham Nouri

Demonstrations continue in Sudan regardless of minor government concessions. It is the Islamists, however, that will make the next move


Major changes in the government ushered in the new year in Saudi Arabia, including the replacement of some of the kingdom’s best-known faces

Will negotiations in Stockholm produce for Yemen a resolution previous rounds failed to provide? Hopes are not high, but urgency is

Despite calls for a boycott, Bahraini authorities announced strong voter participation, though the majority of parliamentary seats and council districts were left undecided in the first round

As the African Union moves towards a more inclusive and democratic structure, the question remains as to who will fund its efforts

The intervention of Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi has defused the political crisis in Tunisia for the time being, but this may not last for long

Amid continuous tension in the Gulf, Qatar is turning to Iraq. Why should the Iraqis begin to worry

With US sanctions on Iran’s oil coming into effect, many countries, now more dependent on Arab oil, may scale down their focus on the Jamal Khashoggi murder case

Saudi Arabia has taken further steps to try to contain the fallout from the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Sudan has turned a complicated chapter in its history with the death of former president Abdel-Rahman Suwar Al-Dahab

There are no indications that change is imminent in Saudi Arabia in the wake of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death

While mystery remains surrounding the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, it is unlikely to persist for long

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