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President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French television of documentaries on Algeria's "Hirak" protest movement.

A passenger bus carrying more than 20 people to a funeral exploded on Sunday, killing dozens on board.

Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

Egypt kills 21 Sinai <em>jihadists</em> planning 'Eid attacks'

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

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In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

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Somali governor killed in Al-Shabaab suicide blast

Ahmed Muse Nur, the governor of Somalia's north-central Mudug province, was killed in a Al-Shabaab attack on Sunday.

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Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

Lebanon's army has arrested 16 over an 'illegal currency ring'

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Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

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UN says 3 peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attacks, which may constitute war crimes under international law.

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

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Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria ...

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Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters, rebels and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a ...

Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

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Syria clashes kill 22 in highest toll since truce

At least 22 regime fighters and jihadists were killed in clashes in northwest Syria on Sunday.

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

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Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet lamented a surge in violence in Syria.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

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Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

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Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

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Niger army repels jihadist attack on major city

Niger's army have repelled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists near the country's border with Nigeria.

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IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

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Nine policemen abducted and killed in south Syria: monitor

The killings, for which there were no immediate claim of responsibility, occurred in a town called Muzayrib in Daraa province, the Britain-based ...

Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

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Iraqi Shia fighters killed in Islamic State attack

Islamic State militants launched an attack on Iraqi Shia paramilitary fighters on Saturday, reports confirmed.

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German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

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In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

As Syria's educators take their classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning proves to be difficult in a country battered ...

Syria records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

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Syria records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Half of this month's deaths were caused by Syrian regime air strikes.

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