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

Monday's peace deal between rebels and Sudan's government covers security, land ownership, transitional justice, power sharing and the return of people who fled their homes because of fighting

Sudan rebels agree key peace deal: state news agency

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Sudan rebels agree key peace deal: state news agency

The Sudan Revolutionary Front reportedly agreed to a peace deal with the government that could put an end to a 17-year conflict.

Pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts: UN

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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 ...

A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

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A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

A twin sister, a doting father attending his daughter's cancer treatment, and a student working double-shifts at the port: Families begin to ...

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House votes to repeal Trump's 'anti-Muslim' travel ban

The measure targeting the 'Muslim ban' is seen as a symbolic victory as it is highly unlikely to advance in the Senate.

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Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

Activists praised Sudan's decision to lift the death penalty for gay sex 'as first step', but warned that queer people could still jailed under ...

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Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never ...

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

Jihadists kill dozens in <em>Nigeria</em> attacks: local sources

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Jihadists kill dozens in Nigeria attacks: local sources

Inhabitants of remote Goni Usmanti village said fighters gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze killing an unknown ...

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UN says migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Libyan authorities are conducting searches for the bodies of 12 migrants who went missing off the coast of Zawiya.

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

ICC urges more Sudan war crimes suspects to surrender

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ICC urges more Sudan war crimes suspects to surrender

The ICC called on Wednesday for Sudanese war crimes suspects to turn themselves in.

Death toll from <em>Nigeria</em> jihadist attack rises to 69

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Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter faction that broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, is believed to be behind the deadly ...

OPEC, allies agree to extend supply cuts through July

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OPEC, allies agree to extend supply cuts through July

OPEC countries and their allies have agreed to extend production and supply cuts into July to boost oil prices which fell rapidly due to the ...

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OPEC and allies meet to discuss output cuts

OPEC and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss their deal to slash production as relaxed coronavirus lockdowns see recovering oil prices.

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How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

It's time to reform the UN

Comment: The world has changed and the UN failed to keep up. It must abandon the old mindset and move in new, potentially uncomfortable ...

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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.

Niger army repels jihadist attack on major city

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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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Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

YouTuber cricitised for offering $600 to break Ramadan fast

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YouTuber cricitised for offering $600 to break Ramadan fast

An Indonesian YouTuber has been criticised for offering to pay money for Muslims to break their fast with a slice of pizza on Ramadan.

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

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US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

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Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

The group of 44 militants seemed to have been poisoned in their prison cells, following their arrest during a large scale operation against Boko ...

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