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Counterterrorism staffs, headed by appointees who President Trump placed in senior positions amid a major Pentagon shakeup, will absorb Mr Maier's responsibilities.

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said the refugees, in four camps inside the border region, were in "desperate need" of help and currently out of reach.

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

Afghan forces kill Taliban mastermind of army base attack

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Afghan forces kill Taliban mastermind of army base attack

Hamza Waziristani was killed in an air strike overnight in the eastern province of Ghazni where the bomber struck an Afghan military base on ...

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of a provincial chief in Zabul.

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Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist, Iran newspaper urges

Iranian analyst Sadollah Zarei said striking Haifa and killing a large number of people would "definitely lead to deterrence".

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Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

At least 26 security personnel were killed in an attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the country's northern Tigray region were "completed"

Trump deploys US aircraft carrier, warships to Gulf region

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Trump deploys US aircraft carrier, warships to Gulf region

Trump's administration deployed a US aircraft carrier and warships to the Gulf region as tensions increased over the killing of a top Iranian ...

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

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CIA officer killed in Somalia: US media

The veteran officer was a member of the CIA's Special Activities Center, a paramilitary branch that carries out some of the US intelligence ...

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

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Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

A Biden administration is considering taking troops out from Somalia.

Ethiopian PM says <em>troops</em> ordered to move on Tigray

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

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A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

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Israeli strikes in Syria kill eight pro-Iran fighters -report

Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the Syrian ...

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Azerbaijan moves into second district handed back by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces have entered the Kalabjar district, which was handed over by Armenia under a Russian-sponsored deal to end fighting over the ...

Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

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Tigray leader says his people 'ready to die'

TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichaelaccused Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of issuing threats to buy time.

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a monitor.

Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

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Iraq arrests IS 'administrative chief' at Baghdad airport

The man, known as Abu Naba, was detained in October as he was 'getting into a taxi, just after landing in Baghdad'.

Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

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Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

A soldier and four militants were killed and another two soldiers were injured in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

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