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Morocco is accused of having killed a senior Western Sahara independence fighter through the use of a drone.

The fighting between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels for the strategic city of Marib in Yeman has cost 70 lives in the last day.

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been killed, along with 31 rebels.

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

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UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, ...

UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

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UN chief to South Sudan: progress before arms assessment

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

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Polisario says police chief killed in Western Sahara

The Polisario Front said its police chief was killed in the disputed Western Sahara region.

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Italy, Greece PMs join influx of visitors to Libya

Italy and Greece's prime ministers joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as participates in a UN-sponsored peace process.

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Polisario demands UN seat, blasts France and Spain

Western Sahara's foreign minister criticises France and Spain for its position towards the territory's wanted independence.

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Libya women bloc demand politicians work towards December elections

A women's bloc is challenging a largely male political class in Libyan politics, fearing they will try to delay elections to cling onto power.

Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline ...

Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

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Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Libya is expected to start vaccinating its population as the first 100,000 doses arrived, as hospitals can't handle the pressure of the pandemic.

Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drones near Khamis Mushait

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drones near Khamis Mushait

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down two Houthi drones over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, less than 24 hours after the Houthis claimed ...

China to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

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China to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

The Libyan foreign minister has met with the Chinese charges'd'affairs and discussed the reopening of the Chinese embassy in Tripoli, which has ...

Houthis claim drone strike on ‘sensitive’ targets in Riyadh

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Houthis claim drone strike on ‘sensitive’ targets in Riyadh

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an alleged drone attack on 'sensitive and important' targets in Riyadh.

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

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France reopens Libya embassy after seven-year closure

France has reopened its embassy in Libya after seven years of closure.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels renew Marib campaign amid diplomatic push

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed the Houthi rebels as they continued the offensive to claim Marib, while UN and US diplomats traveled to ...

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Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan says will resign in April

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he will resign next month.

<em>US</em> to finally push for Syria aid at UN

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US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

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Armenian separatists to make Russian official language

Armenian authorities in an Azerbaijani region passed a bill to designate Russian as a second official language.

Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

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Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

Turkish officials have denied reports in Russian media that an agreement was reached with Ankara to open crossings between regime and rebel held ...

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

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Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

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