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This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

Greece accused Turkey of “threatening peace” and held a meeting of military chiefs after Turkey deployed a research ship in the hotly contested, gas-rich eastern Mediterranean

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Trial of Sudan's ousted Bashir delayed

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Trial of Sudan's ousted Bashir delayed

The trial of Bashir over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago, opened with a brief hearing in July.

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

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Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

Kabul's peace council announced peace talks between the government and the Taliban could soon restart, after some 400 militant prisoners were released this week.

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Afghan forces, Taliban clash after ceasefire end

Two clashes broke out Wednesday in the eastern province of Ghazni.

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Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near Jalalabad.

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Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

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Calm across Afghanistan as ceasefire holds on day two

Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

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Afghan truce begins ahead of possible talks

A three-day ceasefire between Taliban and government forces has begun as Muslims across the world celebrate Eid al-Adha.

US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as <em>peace</em> <em>talks</em> hopes rise

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US hails Afghanistan ceasefire as peace talks hopes rise

US officials praised a ceasefire proposed by the Taliban and agreed to by the Afghan government, a development that raised hopes for the ...

Afghan <em>talks</em> back on track as new ceasefire agreed

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

Armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

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Armed group attacks Darfur village, killing at least 7

"The militia that committed this crime is supported by the old regime," a rebel spokesman said, referring to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

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Taliban propose potential Afghan talks timeline as violence soars

The Taliban are prepared to engage in peace talks with the government after Eid al-Adha.

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Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The appointment of the governors forms part of a power-sharing agreement, singed last August between the military and protesters.

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Afghan government airstrike 'kills at least 14'

District elders and well wishers had arrived to welcome Ghulam Nabi, a Taliban fighter released as part of a prisoner exchange.

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Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it in 2011.

Turkey must stop 'provocation' in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

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Turkey must stop 'provocation' in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

The EU is unhappy at what it says is Turkey's illegal drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus.

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Turkey hosts trilateral Libya talks with Qatari, Libyan officials

As Egyptian lawmakers approved the deployment of forces in Libya to counter 'threats faced by the state', Turkey hosted a meeting with defence ...

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

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Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

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Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament greenlighted a possible deployment of troops beyond its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential ...

Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

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Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

Turkey earlier this year stepped up its support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord after Haftar launched an offensive in April ...

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