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Four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent revealed.

Following gunfire in the capital of Niger, soldiers have been arrested and accused of attempting to launch a coup, ahead of the inauguration.

Gunfire heard near presidency in Niger capital: residents

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Gunfire heard near presidency in Niger capital: residents

Heavy and light gunfire has erupted in the capital of Niger, ahead of the new president taking office.

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

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'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

Designed to be temporary after a fire destroyed the island's previous permanent facility of Moria, Mavrovouni has been home to over 6,000 people ...

In troubled Sahel, memories of a cinematic golden age

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In troubled Sahel, memories of a cinematic golden age

French director Jean Rouch shot around 140 films, including many in the Sahel state of Niger, which started a golden Nigerian cinema age now ...

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Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

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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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Algeria bomb plot foiled, three arrested: ministry

Three members of a "terrorist group" were arrested after a bomb was defused in Algeria's capital.

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

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France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

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How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

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France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

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20 killed in road accident in Algeria: rescuers

19 African nationals, including children, died along with the Algerian driver of a pick-up truck which overturned near the southern town on ...

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Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

The defence ministry said the cash was an "instalment of the ransom" paid out in a controversial October agreement.

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African Union opens 'migration observatory'

The African Union launched a study platform to improve migration governance on the continent.

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Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

Facebook officials described an online battle between rival Russian and France-linked accounts, vying for geopolitical influence in the Central ...

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Saudi normalisation with Israel 'inevitable': Kushner

Saudi Arabia will 'inevitably' establish ties with Israel, Jared Kushner said.

Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to 'terror groups'

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Algeria PM slams reported ransoms to 'terror groups'

France has denied involvement in negotiations for the release of hostages in Mali or having paid a ransom to free a French aid worker.

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France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

At least 18 of the mosques due for inspection are subject to 'immediate actions', according to reports.

Algeria says soldier killed in clash with Islamists

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Algeria says soldier killed in clash with Islamists

Wednesday's death brings to five the number of Algerian soldiers killed in Islamist attacks since the start of the year.

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

Algeria says three Islamists killed in army clash

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Algeria says three Islamists killed in army clash

The army killed "two terrorists following a clash with a dangerous" armed group in Jijel province, the ministry said in an initial statement, ...

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