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Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until elections late this year.

US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

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US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

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UN chief Guterres set to name new Libya envoy

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

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UK company cancels Turkey exports over Karabakh drone use

A number of Western companies have been pressured not to supply parts to Turkish drone giant Baykar.

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Azerbaijan invites allies Turkey and Pakistan to 'rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh'

The three countries' top diplomats discussed reconstruction efforts and an initiative to combat global Islamophobia.

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Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare ...

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US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

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Afghan journalist-turned official killed in targeted Kabul bomb attack

A bomb attack in Kabul targeted Afghan journalist-turned security official Zia Wadan on Sunday.

US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

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US envoy visits Western Sahara after Morocco-Israel deal

The US is set to open a consulate in the contested Western Sahara.

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Afghan peace talks resume in Doha: negotiators

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Doha, Qatar.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

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Thousands of US forces to leave Iraq 'within days'

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi on Wednesday vowed his country will no longer serve as a playground for regional and global disputes, ...

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

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Kabul talks in Doha, government accuses Taliban of stalling

The Afghanistan government has accused the Taliban of deliberately stalling peace talks.

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ceasefire to be adopted as soon as possible.

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US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted killing", ...

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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Afghan peace talks resume as bloodshed continues

As a wave of targeted killings grips Afghanistan, government negotiators will meet with Taliban representatives to resume talks in Doha, after ...

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya <em>ceasefire</em>

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UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

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Sudan: key dates in Darfur war

A timeline of the decades-long Darfur conflict as the UN and AU's long-running peacekeeping mission came to an end.

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