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Egypt Renews Adherence to Nile River Water Rights

Egypt Renews Adherence to Nile River Water Rights

Egypt has renewed its “adherence” to its water rights, a few days after Ethiopia announced completing the third filling of its mega dam reservoir and the electricity production from the second turbine without agreement from downstream countries.

Egypt: Plan to Replace Overcrowded Neighborhood Churches Sparks Government Controversy

Egypt: Plan to Replace Overcrowded Neighborhood Churches Sparks Government Controversy

Egypt’s Social Solidarity Minister Nevin el Qabbaj has made controversial statements on replacing churches in densely populated places in the North African nation. On Sunday, Qabbaj told Al Arabiya channel that the state is in the process of reviewing the conditions of the old churches, and the m

UN Facing 'Unprecedented' Aid Funding Shortages in Yemen

The United Nations said its humanitarian agencies are facing the “biggest funding gap ever” in Yemen, warning of the risk of a sharp rise in humanitarian needs across the war-torn country - including the risk of famine in some areas - unless additional funding is secured.

Sudan Raises State of Alert to Face Torrents, Heavy Rain

Sudan Raises State of Alert to Face Torrents, Heavy Rain

Head of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan pledged Sunday to provide support for all those affected by the floods and heavy rains.

Israel Axes Abraham Accords Conference after Concerned Arab Countries Decline Invite

Israel Axes Abraham Accords Conference after Concerned Arab Countries Decline Invite

Israel canceled a conference to mark the two-year anniversary of its signing of the Abraham Accords to normalize ties with four Arab countries after their diplomats voiced concerns it could be exploited for political gains as Tel Aviv prepares to hold elections.

Patriarch Says Neutrality Saves Lebanon, Partiality Destroys It

Patriarch Says Neutrality Saves Lebanon, Partiality Destroys It

Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai said that Lebanon needs to remain "neutral" from regional developments, noting how that largely impacts the country’s coexistence. In remarks during his Sunday sermon, Rai urged the candidates for the position of the presidency to seek to declare Lebano

Arab World, Int’l Community Express Solidarity with Egypt after Church Fire

Arab World, Int’l Community Express Solidarity with Egypt after Church Fire

The death of at least 41 people in a Coptic church fire in Egypt on Sunday was met with an outpouring of condolences and sympathy from the Arab world and international community.

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