Middle East and North Africa

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‘In this world, social media is everything’: how Dubai became the planet’s influencer capital
Once a small port on the edge of a desert, Dubai is now a magnet for reality stars and a jet set crowd looking to beat the vaccine queue. But do the filtered images tell the whole story?

Ruth Michaelson

17, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘It’s a day off’: wiretaps show Mediterranean migrants were left to die
Exclusive: Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard contained in leaked file

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

16, Apr, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Saudi crown prince asked Boris Johnson to intervene in Newcastle United bid
Mohammed bin Salman warned of damage to relations with UK if Premier League refusal not ‘corrected’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

15, Apr, 2021 @1:14 PM

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‘If we don’t give, people don’t eat’: Yemen focus of UK Ramadan giving
As Britain cuts aid to war-torn country on brink of famine Muslim charities are directing donations towards feeding population

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

15, Apr, 2021 @11:46 AM

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Palestine condemns Boris Johnson for opposing ICC Israel investigation
PM accused of giving ‘carte blanche to Israel’ by saying court had no right to examine alleged war crimes

Oliver Holmes in Jerusalem

15, Apr, 2021 @8:45 AM

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‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse
Women in the Middle East and north Africa say social codes leave them unable to talk about social media abuse as pandemic pushes sexual harassment off the streets

Olivia Cuthbert

15, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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France, Germany and UK raise concern over Iran’s nuclear plans
Three European countries say there is no ‘credible civilian need’ for enriching uranium to 60%

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

14, Apr, 2021 @2:56 PM

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Ever Given impounded as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs
Megaship that ran aground now caught in legal row between owners and Egyptian authorities reportedly seeking $900m

Staff and agencies in Cairo

13, Apr, 2021 @10:42 PM

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Iran to boost uranium enrichment levels in wake of Israeli attack
Tehran responds as foreign minister accuses Israel of ‘bad gamble’ in targeting Natanz nuclear plant

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

13, Apr, 2021 @5:19 PM

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Libya releases man described as one of world’s most wanted human traffickers
Abd al-Rahman Milad, AKA Bija, is accused by UN of being directly involved in sinking migrant boats

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

13, Apr, 2021 @2:50 PM

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‘We will lose more doctors’: Sudan’s health workers plead for Covid jabs
Country has struggled to get vaccines to frontline medical staff, while Covid toll remains under-reported

Zeinab Mohammed Salih in Khartoum

13, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Natanz nuclear plant attack ‘will set back Iran’s programme by nine months’
US intelligence sources believe Israel was behind Saturday’s cyber-attack on heavily guarded facility

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Apr, 2021 @5:11 PM

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