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16 Sep
Political changes in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Turkey mean Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated parties are facing a crisis. A decade after the Arab Spring, insiders say its time to reboot political Islam.
3 Jul
Drone attacks are causing a crisis in the Mideast and experts are calling for a better regulatory regime. But would more rules even have an impact in the region?
27 May
The Middle East is suffering from the worst upheaval in decades, whether it's a result of civil and regional conflicts, anti-government protest movements or economic and environmental crises. The big question for the international community now is how to remove the threat of weapons of mass destruction from the equation – that's nuclear, chemical and biological arms. The role of the Middle East Treaty Organization is to do exactly that. Its director Emad Kiyaei joins us to tell us more.
26 May
Israel and Gaza have so far been keeping to an agreed cease-fire. The US is keen to shore up that arrangement with the visit of its secretary of state.
30 Apr
With more than 8 million views on YouTube since its launch on 21 March, Alephia 2053 offers Middle Eastern viewers a taste of homemade dystopian animation. The film tells the tale of an uprising against a dictatorship in a fictitious state.
1 Apr
Lebanon has long been a financial capital in the region. But neighboring nations say billions are stuck in the country's failing financial system.
28 May 2020
Social Media giant, Facebook is building a 37,000-kilometer-long undersea cable around Africa that will provide better internet access. The sub-sea cable will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

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44 mins ago
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, in the Presidential Villa Abuja.⁣ ⁣The South African President who is accompanied by a delegation of ministers and business leaders is on a state visit expected to reinforce South Africa’s bilateral relations with Nigeria as well as strengthen partnerships directed at African development and cooperation in multilateral forums.⁣
47 mins ago
As Russia and China attempt to master sophisticated technologies, the head of MI6 is set to warn that "unlike Q in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
47 mins ago
Since France began its military withdrawal from Mali, many misleading social media posts have appeared. Reports claim that Mali is negotiating with the Russian private military company Wagner. One photo on Facebook from November 10 allegedly shows a Wagner military instructor training Malian soldiers. Another photo from November 20 claims to show that Mali received a delivery of military equipment from Russia. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
2 hours ago
Thousands take part in massive protests in Sudan's capital. Dozens are arrested as anger mounts against the country's military. In Ethiopia, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his army is making significant gains as he calls on Tigrayan rebels to surrender. And African fashion pays tribute to world-renowned designer Virgil Abloh, who died this weekend at the age of 41.
2 hours ago
India is pulling out all the stops to avoid a repeat of the devastating wave of delta-fueled infections earlier this year, by ramping up testing while stepping up screening and surveillance of international travelers.
3 hours ago
Japan has stopped new bookings onto incoming flights after identifying the first cases of the Omicron strain of Covid-19. The country has also tightened its quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers, and extended a ban on non-citizens coming from ten countries in southern Africa. Travel companies have seen their shares tumble in recent days as governments tighten border rules in response to the new strain. Also today, Australia's economy feels the pinch from the recent lockdowns.