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Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to ...

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom from families or to sell them to traffickers.

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

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Syria Kurds transfer foreign families from crowded Al-Hol camp

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

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Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

Concerns over a group of 15 men that set off toward Europe have increased in Egypt.

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

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Saudi Arabia recruited children for Yemen war: report

Families of child soldiers reported being targeted by Saudi-led forces due to their dire economic situation.

Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

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Prominent Emirati writer banned from travelling over anti-normalisation stance

Veteran poetess Dhabiya Khamis Al-Muhairi took to social media on Saturday urging immediate assistance from human rights organisations after she ...

UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

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UN warns of possible 'war crimes' in Turkish-controlled Syria

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the situation in areas of northern Syria controlled by Turkey was ...

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation ...

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Australian women, children 'abducted' from Syria refugee camp: reports

A number of Australian women and children were forcibly removed from a Syrian camp housing the families of Islamic State fighters, Australian ...

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German-Iraqi mother 'harassed by armed men' in Hebron

In a video shared widely on social media, Maryam Al-Azzawi condemned the Palestinian authorities for failing to protect her after she was ...

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

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US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

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UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

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Libya's Tripoli- based government suspends minister after shooting

Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga will face an investigation over ‘violations’ committed against protesters.

Libya warns armed 'thugs' who broke up protests

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Libya warns armed 'thugs' who broke up protests

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord promised to protect civilians from the "brutality of a gang of thugs", after gunmen opened fire ...

Amnesty urges release of <em>abducted</em> Libyan protesters

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Amnesty urges release of abducted Libyan protesters

Amnesty International called for the release of at least six protesters abducted during a demonstration in Libya's capital Tripoli.

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