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More than 90 people have tragically lost their lives after mass flooding in East Timor and Indonesia.

As the talks on the Nile dam Ethiopia is building are reaching their final stage, Egypt considers them the last opportunity to find an agreement.

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

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

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In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species ...

Ethiopia rejects Egyptian-Sudanese plan for international Nile Dam mediation

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Ethiopia rejects Egyptian-Sudanese plan for international Nile Dam mediation

Ethiopia has rejected a proposal by Egypt and Sudan to involve the US, EU, and UN in negotiations over the simmering disagreements over the ...

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Seven dead in Algeria floods: civil protection

In northwestern Algeria, floods caused by torrential rains caused the death of at least seven people, while three are still missing

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Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

Sisi's first visit to Sudan since the 2019 revolution aims to revive the two countries' relations, and address tensions with Ethiopia over its ...

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Egypt, Sudan sign military cooperation deal amid Ethiopia tensions

Egypt and Sudan have held high-level talks and signed a military cooperation agreement amid continued tensions with Ethiopia over the Nile and ...

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

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At least 24 dead in Morocco underground factory flood

Rescue workers recovered 24 bodies from the property and rescued 10 survivors who were taken to hospital, the MAP agency said citing local ...

In a first, Syrian refugee runs for German parliament

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In a first, Syrian refugee runs for German parliament

Tareq Alaows hopes to be the 'voice for all refugees' in the German Bundestag.

Thousands left homeless by storms, <em>floods</em> in Syria's Idlib

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Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit ...

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Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

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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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Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

Sudan's state news agency said officials from current African Union chair South Africa would be involved in the new round of talks to resolve a ...

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

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Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

Yemen, which plunged into chaos and civil war after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital in 2014, may be the most challenging area ...

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Floods kill seven in Iran after heavy rains

Seven people have died in floods in southern Iran after torrential rain, state news agency IRNA said Monday.

UNICEF seeks $2.5 bn for Mideast children amid pandemic

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UNICEF seeks $2.5 bn for Mideast children amid pandemic

Some 39 million children in the Middle East and North Africa impacted by war, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic are in dire need of funds, ...

'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

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'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight a decade ago, triggering a string of historic protests across the Arab world.

32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Lesbos

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32 migrants rescued, 2 missing off Lesbos

Greece's Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi accused the Turkish coast guard of not assisting the migrants when they issued a distress call.

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