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US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration.

Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

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Jihadist suicide bomber kills six at Somali cafe: police

An Al-Shabaab suicide bomber killed seven civilians in an attack outside a cafe in the Somali town of Baido, 250 kilometres northwest ...

Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent murder of three colleagues.

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Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

Maz Saleem

To honour Mohammed Saleem, UK must officially define Islamophobia

Comment: For Maz Saleem, whose father was killed by a white supremacist, adopting an official, legal definition of Islamophobia would provide ...

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US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody ...

CAIR condemns Republican's deleted 'Islamophobic tweet' about Ilhan Omar

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CAIR condemns Republican's deleted 'Islamophobic tweet' about Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar was the target of a now-deleted tweet invoking the memory the 9/11 terror attacks and directing it at Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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HTS terror designation 'unfair', Jolani claims in first interview

The interview is widely seen as the HTS leader's latest attempt to rehabilitate his image among Western states.

Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

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Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

An attack on a tea shop in the Somali capital left at least five civilians dead on Saturday, including a child.

US couple arrested over plan to join IS

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US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship ...

Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadist group bans AstraZeneca vaccine over 'safety fears'

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the ...

Sudan pays $335 million to victims for terror delisting

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Sudan pays $335 million to victims for terror delisting

Sudan has paid an agreed-upon $335 million to compensate victims of past anti-US attacks as part of a deal for removal from the US terror ...

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Syrian Islamist militant group 'stones three women to death'

Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) have stoned to death three women and one man in Idlib after accusing them of adultery and attempted murder.

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Al-Shabaab wants attacks on US, French interests in Djibouti

Leader of jihadist group Al-Shabaab Abou Obaida Ahmad Omar has called for "attacks" against French and American interests in Djibouti a ...

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Spain police bust suspected Al-Qaeda finance ring

An Al-Qaeda ring has been foiled in Spain, authorities said.

Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

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Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

A first-person shooter game depicting one of the US' most bloody battles of the Iraq War is set for release later this year.

Zainab Mehdi

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming art

British artist and sculptor Piers Secunda has been making drawings using rust ink, paying particular attention to surroundings nearby Osama bin ...

Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

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Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

Mohammed Ayman Adlbi, the head of the Islamic Commission of Span, was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation but later released ...

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Annelle Sheline

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting the ...

137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

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137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

More than 200 people have been killed in the Mali-Niger border region in just over a week.

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