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This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Sudan’s PM sacks provincial governor after deadly protests

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Sudan’s PM sacks provincial governor after deadly protests

Abdalla Hamdok fired Saleh Ammar, the newly appointed governor of Kassala province, after protests against his appointment turned deadly

Syrian Ahrar <em>Al</em>-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the ...

HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people ...

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Libya oil field resumes production as rivals face talks

Libya's state oil firm gave the green light Sunday for production to resume at a major oil field, as the UN announced 'face-to-face" talks between the country's rivals.

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

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Afghan president urges Taliban to silence guns

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban representatives ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

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Matthew Hedges slams UAE general's bid to head Interpol

The jailed academic experienced torture and solitary confinement during his detention in the UAE, Hedges says.

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Erdogan threatens new Syria military operation to combat 'terrorism'

Turkey has vowed to intervene militarily in Syria if promises to curb the influence of "terrorists" in the country are not fulfilled.

Azerbaijan claims village seizure in fighting with Armenia

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Azerbaijan claims village seizure in fighting with Armenia

Azerbaijani troops captured the Magadiz village on Saturday, President Ilham Aliyev said.

Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

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Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

Representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal.

Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

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Leading Sudan religious body declares normalisation with Israel impermissible

Political factions in Sudan are split over the issue of normalisation with Israel, which the country's leading religious body has declared ...

Iraqis outraged over insecurity after 7 killed in attack

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Iraqis outraged over insecurity after 7 killed in attack

Iraqis slammed insecurity in the country on Tuesday as mourners buried five children and two women killed by a wayward rocket targeting US ...

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Sudan blows up 300,000 firearms in mass disarmament campaign

Authorities in Sudan have launched a mass disarmament campaign to collect illegal weapons.

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No peace for Palestinians without statehood: Moroccan PM

Saadeddine Othmani's comments come a month after his country rejected moves to follow Bahrain and the UAE in signing diplomatic pacts to ...

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Syrian FM says Turkey a 'main sponsor' of terrorism

The Syrian FM said Turkey is a financier of terrorism.

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Four injured in knife attack by former Hebdo offices

The attack came as the trial was underway for the alleged accomplices of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack.

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

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Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

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Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

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French media back Charlie Hebdo after new threats

French media outlets backed Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine that was attacked by gunmen in 2015, after it received death threats for ...

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

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