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The presence of soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea has been widely documented, but repeatedly denied by Addis Ababa and Asmara.

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

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UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker said he was concerned for thousands of Eritreans who were in two camps in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region that were allegedly destroyed by Eritrean and Ethiopian troops.

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against <em>US</em> forces

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Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iraq paramilitary group considered to be among those closest to Iran, denied their involvement in recent attack against ...

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

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What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

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Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

Myanmar's military threatens to use deadly force against protesters.

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Turkey probes pro-Kurdish MP over 'Iraq visit'

HDP representative Dirayet Dilan Tasdemir is 'under investigation for belonging to a terrorist organisation'.

Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

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Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi ...

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Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS leave 7 dead

At least five jihadists and two security personnel were shot dead in the skirmishes.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

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Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

Regime-ally Russia killed at least 21 Islamic State group jihadists in the Syrian desert in one day.

UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

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UN greenlights funding to Lebanon tribunal for 2021

The UN gave the green light to continue funding the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanon prime minister Rafik Hariri for ...

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

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Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first ...

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US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

High-ranking US and Pakistani military officials spoke about possibly postponing the withdrawal of foreign troops from ...

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Srebrenica tension rises as Bosnian Muslims snub vote

Srebrenica parties representing Bosnian Muslims have vowed to boycott local elections on Sunday as political tensions soar.

Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

<em>US</em> seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

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US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

The US military is seeking fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent attacks on troops in case of tensions with Iran.

Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: <em>US</em>

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Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

The commander of US forces in the Middle East said the Taliban are "clearly" responsible for violence in Afghanistan.

Algeria hands death penalty to jihadist in beheading trial

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Algeria hands death penalty to jihadist in beheading trial

A jihadist was sentenced to death for the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel in Algeria.

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