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Both Sudan and South Sudan claim ownership of the oil-rich Abyei area. The UN force, known as UNISFA, has been in Abyei since 2011.

Demonstrations in Algeria have continued, as the Hirak protest movement demands seeks deep changes in the country.

Pakistani soldiers killed, wounded in twin attacks

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Pakistani soldiers killed, wounded in twin attacks

The Baluchistan province is the target of attacks by Baluch secessionist groups and Taliban.

'No doubt' US has undercounted Covid deaths: Fauci

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'No doubt' US has undercounted Covid deaths: Fauci

The United States, which has reported the world's worst overall Covid-19 death toll, has "no doubt" been undercounting fatal cases, top pandemic ...

Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

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Algeria remembers mass killings under French rule

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

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Morocco accuses Germany of 'hostile acts’

Morocco has expressed its anger with Germany over its position on the status of Western Sahara.

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Turkey holds key rate at 19 percent

Turkey will keep its main interest rate at 19 percent, as inflations of the Turkish lira rises.

Usman Butt

Midnight in Cairo: Meet the divas of 1920s Egypt

Book Club: With tales of opulence and extravagance from Cairo's high society, Raphael Cormack's book paints a nuanced and defiant picture of the ...

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of ...

Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

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Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the government to create dialogue to appease Algerian social anger.

Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

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Five things to know about Somalia's political crisis

As Somalia witnesses its worst political crisis in years, authorities on Saturday stepped in to organise elections to bring an end to the ...

Kyrgyzstan says 13 dead in Tajikistan clashes

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Kyrgyzstan says 13 dead in Tajikistan clashes

Over 10,000 people were evacuated from the disputed border zone amid clashes, Kyrgyz official said.

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Top Algerian opposition figure released on probation

Karim Tabbou, a key figure in demonstrations that forced longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in 2019, was released on probation.

Moin Kikhia

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Comment: Libya desperately needs a bottom-up approach that puts communities first, not intervention from an out of touch intelligentsia, writes ...

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Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan armies exchange fire on disputed border

Clashes have occurred on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, injuring over a dozen and killing at least one.

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Hamas warns against expected postponement of Palestinian elections

Hamas has warned President Mahmoud Abbas against an expected postponement of the first Palestinian elections in 15 years, also refusing to ...

Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

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Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

Talks to find a settlement between rival Cypriot leaders have failed to find a resolution.

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Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise two states

Ersin Tatar uged the UN to pass a resolution ensuring 'equal international status and sovereign equality of the two sides is secured'.

Palestinian political alliance says it will protest election cancellation

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Palestinian political alliance says it will protest election cancellation

A collections of electoral lists have announced a programme of activities to protest any postponement of the scheduled elections.

French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

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French soldiers face punishment over retired generals' 'Islamist' letter

The French government threatened to punish active soldiers who signed an open letter by 25 retired generals warning the country is headed for ...

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

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The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

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