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Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

The group fired rocket-propelled grenades at a Nigerian military convoy before storming a nearby base, sources said.

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Aishat Yusuff

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human

Book Club: Marguerite Richards' anthology of global Muslim voices is a honest recollection of the human experience. From chaos to peace, ...

Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

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Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis celebrated a mass with prisoners, refugees from Syria, Nigeria and Egypt, and nursing staff from a nearby hospital.

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

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Soldiers arrested in Niger after 'attempted coup’

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

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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.

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Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan

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UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan

Parts of South Sudan and Yemen are already experiencing famine, two UN agencies said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Applicants denied visa under 'Muslim ban' can reapply: US

The New Arab Staff

Applicants denied visa under 'Muslim ban' can reapply: US

The US travel ban on mostly Muslim-majority and African nationals was lifted by President Joe Biden.

Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo

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Italy confirms death of its ambassador to DR Congo

Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday.

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gunmen kidnap 'hundreds' of schoolboys in central Nigeria

Hundred of schoolchildren and some teachers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, who were disguised in military uniforms.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria by pirates describe death threats and forest captivity following their release.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates have been freed and returned to Turkey, but it is not known if a ransom was paid.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nigeria creates $2.6 billion infrastructure company

Nigeria’s president has announced the creation of a multi-billion dollar company to finance infrastructure projects.

Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish sailors left behind in pirate attack return home

The three sailors were left behind when pirates kidnapped 15 other crew members off the West African coast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nigeria repatriates nearly 400 stranded nationals from Saudi Arabia

The Nigerians were economic migrants stuck in Saudi Arabia after being caught up in the coronavirus restrictions and needed assistance returning ...

No contact from pirates who kidnapped Turkish sailors: Cavusoglu

The New Arab Staff

No contact from pirates who kidnapped Turkish sailors: Cavusoglu

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that the pirates that kidnapped sailors off the coast of Nigeria have not made ...

Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

Narjas Zatat

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

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