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The exchange process took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Abu Al-Zendin crossing, according to local sources.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok hopes Sudan can wipe out its staggering $60 billion foreign debt bill this year.

Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

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Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

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'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

Iran and Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 but resumed negotiations in Baghdad in April

UN says 120 Ethiopia ex-peacekeepers seek asylum in Sudan

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UN says 120 Ethiopia ex-peacekeepers seek asylum in Sudan

Around 120 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia, where several regions including northern Tigray are hit by inter-ethnic conflict, have sought ...

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US seizes weapons in Arabian Sea bound for Yemen

The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea.

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Chadian police fire tear gas to scatter anti-junta protesters

The protest by opposition and civil society figures had been banned by the junta.

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Saudi Arabia and Pakistan sign agreements to improve ties

Officials from both countries have reportedly signed two agreements addressing the treatment of criminals, and crime, in addition to agreeing ...

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Detained Yemeni model in danger of 'virginity test': Amnesty

Entisar Al-Hammadi is in danger of undergoing a 'forced virginity test', Amnesty International said, describing the practice as 'sexual ...

Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

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Pakistani PM due in Saudi Arabia to enhance relations

Pakistani PM Imran Khan is due to meet Saudi leaders in the Red Sea city of Jeddah during a three-day visit.

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Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

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Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

Yemen's prime minister has visited conflict-torn Marib in a show of support and strength, as UN-brokered ceasefire effort falters.

French reporter kidnapped by jihadi <em>rebels</em> in northern Mali

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French reporter kidnapped by jihadi rebels in northern Mali

A video has been released by jihadi rebels of French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped in Mali.

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

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

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

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Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting between the government and Houthi rebels in Marib province.

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Sudan suspect wanted for Darfur crimes 'prefers' ICC trial

Ahmed Haroun, wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes in Darfur, said he did not trust Sudanese authorities to 'ensure justice'.

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Thousands of families hit by Yemen floods: UN

Over 22,000 Yemenis, the majority of whom are internally displaced people, have been affected by torrential rains and deadly floods since ...

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Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

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Yemen journalists living in danger on Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Yemen remain among the world's most endangered.

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

Top Islamic authority condemns Houthi ban on Ramadan prayers

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Top Islamic authority condemns Houthi ban on Ramadan prayers

Egypt's Al-Azhar religious authority criticised Yemen's Houthi rebels for reportedly preventing worshippers from performing nightly ...

Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

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Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope ...

Heavy flooding from seasonal rain kills 13 in Yemen

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Heavy flooding from seasonal rain kills 13 in Yemen

Two children were among at least 13 people that died due to heavy flooding across several parts of Yemen, officials said.

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