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Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly collapsed.

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

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IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

Saudi plans $3.2 trillion investments to boost private sector

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Saudi plans $3.2 trillion investments to boost private sector

Saudi Arabia announced plans for $3.2 trillion in investments by 2030 to boost the private sector and diversify its oil-reliant economy.

Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

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Three women polio workers shot dead in Afghanistan

The three women were killed in two separate attacks in the restive eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.

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Myanmar junta justifies crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

At least 261 protesters have been killed since the Burmese military seized power last month.

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New Pentagon chief in Afghan visit before US withdrawal

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit in Afghanistan, just over two months before the agreed on deadline for US troops ...

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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu, from the Peoples' Democratic Party, was arrested then released after a few hours of questioning by the police.

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Yemen’s Houthis admit tear-gas caused fire which killed scores

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have admitted that tear gas fired by guards working for them caused a fire which killed at least 45 migrants at a ...

Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

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Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

In a surprise announcement, Ashraf Ghani dismissed two leading ministers charged with the country's faltering security

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Russia hosts Afghan talks as US exit deadline looms

Russia is hosting difficult negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a deadline for the withdrawal of US troops from ...

Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

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Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden said it would be difficult to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

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Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

Migrants demand international probe into deadly Yemen fire

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Migrants demand international probe into deadly Yemen fire

Othman Gilto, head of the Ethiopian community in Sanaa, called for an international investigation into the fire that broke in a migrant facility ...

Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

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Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

A shadow opposition "parliament" called the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) urged protestors to continue fighting to end ...

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Afghan bomb kills 8, UN slams high civilian deaths

No one has claimed responsibility for the car bombing in western Afghanistan, which killed at least eight people and injured 47.

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Flower protest in Paris for Iranian no-headscarf activist

During a protest organized by Amnesty International in Paris on International Women's Day, activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy to ...

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Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Despite a heavy repression, thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators rallied on Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon.

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

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Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

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Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

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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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