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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 makeshift camps.

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

Malaysian villagers escape <em>floods</em> on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

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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.

Sudan-Egypt-Ethiopia Nile dam talks to resume Sunday

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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 ...

Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

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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 ...

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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 for UNICEF.

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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.

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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, ...

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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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Streets engulfed as Lebanon hit by torrential rains

Many Lebanese blame the severe flooding on government incompetence and corruption.

Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

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Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Shibam is controlled by the internationally-recognised government, but while it has largely been spared direct conflict, it has not escaped the ...

In protest stronghold, Algerians divided over constitutional vote

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In protest stronghold, Algerians divided over constitutional vote

Many Algerians are torn over whether to vote in a contentious constitutional referendum this week.

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Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid opposition to the move in Sudan

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

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Rain floods Greece's largest migrant camp

The facility was hastily put together after the camp of Moria, Europe's largest, was destroyed in a September 8 fire.

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen's last kings, the building became a museum in 1967 but has since been bombed ...

Almost 830,000 people affected by Sudan <em>floods</em>: UN

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Almost 830,000 people affected by Sudan floods: UN

The UN said nearly 830,000 people have been affected by months of severe flooding in Sudan.

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Sudan to meet US, UAE delegates for 'normalisation meeting'

A report by Axios said Sudanese officials are due to meet Emirati and American delegates in Abu Dhabi on Monday to discuss possible ...

Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

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Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The damning report identifies 176 transactions within a six-year timeframe that were allegedly linked to suspected weapons dealers in Somalia ...

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

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Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating <em>floods</em>

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Sudan pleads for aid to tackle devastating floods

Sudan has appealed for more aid as the impact of floods across the country continue to overwhelm the country's infrastructure.

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