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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 the so-called Islamic State.

The UN organisation helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries.

US House votes for companies to declare Xinjiang products

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US House votes for companies to declare Xinjiang products

The US House of Representatives has voted to force companies to disclose any products which come from the Xinjiang region of China, amid severe human rights abuses in the area.

Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

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Afghans face Greek prosecutor over fire at migrant camp

Six Afghans, including two minors will face a prosecutor on suspicion of setting fires that destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp last week.

UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

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UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

The United Nations has said four countries are at particular risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan, Congo and northeast Nigeria.

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World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

Campaigners describe the Bisri Valley dam as an environmental crime and a prime example of poor governance.

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Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ...

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Greece extends coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps again

Greece on Saturday announced a new extension to a coronavirus lockdown in its overcrowded refugee camps as cases of the disease increased.

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Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals

Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler used a global money laundering network to get around US sanctions and extract further mineral wealth from DR ...

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

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World Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

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The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

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Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

Around 661,000 people in 19 countries were displaced by armed conflict since the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire during the ...

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Qatar expected to beat odds and post 2020 surplus

Qatar could see five percent growth in 2020.

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

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France, Tunisia urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

France and Tunisia have joined forces to call on the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding a ceasefire in conflicts around the ...

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Sudan appoints first ambassador to US in decades

Khartoum has appointed veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati as its first ambassador to Washington in 23 years.

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

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Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

Conflict and disaster forced more than 33 million people to flee within their own countries last year, putting them at greater risk amid the ...

Alessandra Bajec

African migrants struggle to cope under Tunisia's coronavirus lockdown

Isolated and with no access to healthcare, Tunisia's African migrant community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

Whistleblower awarded $11 million, exposes UAE gold refinery corruption

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Whistleblower awarded $11 million, exposes UAE gold refinery corruption

A whistleblower who had feared for his life has been awarded millions of dollars in damages after he found irregularities in a UAE gold refinery ...

Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

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Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

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First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

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