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Mozambique's army is on the verge of regaining control of the gas hub of Palma from IS-linked militants.

Dozens of people were killed in the coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, four days after the rescue raid as launched.

Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

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Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

One of the world's most active volcanoes, Indonesia's Mount Merapi, has erupted.

Capitol Police orders lockdown during Joe Biden inauguration rehearsal

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Capitol Police orders lockdown during Joe Biden inauguration rehearsal

The US Capitol temporarily locked down during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence

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Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence

For the first time, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump.

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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

The number of Malaysian villagers forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.

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Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

Plans to relocate the migrants have been held up after official disagreements and protests from locals.

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Turkey conducts exercises in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey's defence ministry posted photos showing a naval vessel firing a cannon.

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Turkey evacuates observation posts in Syrian regime-held territory: source

Turkish forces have evacuated seven military observation posts in regime-held areas of north-western Syria, a source has told Reuters.

Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

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Mystery over absence of Algeria leader treated for COVID-19

Algerian President Abdelmajdid Tebboune is being treated for Covid-19 in a "specialised" facility.

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French MPs approve contentious security law amid Islamophobia concerns

As MPs approved France's new security bill, the country remains engulfed in protest.

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

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Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

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UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

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Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

There are hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians who are fleeing the Tigray region following intense conflict in the region.

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Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

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27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

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

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Yemeni governor demands UAE withdraws from oil field

The governor of the southern province of Shabwa, Mohammad Saleh bin Adyo, warned of protests if the UAE continues to refuse to vacate the Balhaf ...

Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

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Foreign ministers of Israel and UAE meet in Berlin

The foreign ministers of Israel and the UAE have held a ‘historic’ meeting at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, in a move characterized as ...

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

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