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NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of Israeli politics.

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

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Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council president.

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

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Italy, Greece PMs join influx of visitors to Libya

Italy and Greece's prime ministers joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as participates in a UN-sponsored peace ...

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

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US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody ...

Afghan president to reveal new Taliban <em>peace</em> proposal: official

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline ...

Saudi-Israeli ties would bring region 'tremendous benefit': FM

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Saudi-Israeli ties would bring region 'tremendous benefit': FM

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said normalisation with Israel would depend on 'progress with the peace process'.

Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

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AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

The African Union called for urgent international action after a jihadist attack that killed dozens and uprooted thousands on the northern ...

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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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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

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Sudan, rebel leader agree to form secular state

They agreed to the separation of the "identities of culture region, ethnicity and religion from the State".

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

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Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

It is going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline, Biden said.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

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Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

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EU leaders seek building on improving ties with Turkey

EU leaders will consider diplomatic and economic incentives to encourage improving ties with Turkey.

Palestine welcomes China's offer to host Israeli-Palestinian <em>talks</em>

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Palestine welcomes China's offer to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

PLO member Wasel Abu Yousef hailed Beijing's stance on a Palestinian capital being established in east Jerusalem.

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