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In a letter to the Afghan president, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that Washington is yet to decide on a possible troop withdrawal.

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

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UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

Taliban says it met US envoy in Qatar

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Taliban says it met US envoy in Qatar

The US envoy to Afghanistan has proposed a grand conference as peace talks continue to stagnate.

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

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Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

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Why the battle for Marib could determine Yemen's future

Analysis: The Houthis' fight to capture Marib risks humanitarian disaster. As the government's final northern stronghold, Yemen's fate could ...

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Libya government urges UN experts to publish corruption claims

Libya's interim government called on UN experts to publish a report containing allegations of vote-buying during UN-led peace ...

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Jordan says Israeli-Arab deals no substitute for two-state solution

Jordan told Israel that normalisation deals cannot replace a two-state solution.

Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

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Three female media workers shot to death in Afghanistan

Zalmai Latifi -- the director at Enikass TV -- said the women were killed in two separate attacks after leaving the station.

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Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

US envoy in Kabul to revive <em>peace</em> process

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US envoy in Kabul to revive peace process

US special Zalmay Khalilzad envoy is in Afghanistan in order to talk about the US troops withdrawal and revive the stalling peace ...

US still open to Iran nuclear <em>talks</em> despite rejection

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US still open to Iran nuclear talks despite rejection

Iran rejected an European Union invitation to a meeting with the US and other participants to rekindle the nuclear deal, but the US says it's ...

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF participants if they voted for Dbeibah as PM.

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Over 60 fighters killed in clashes in Yemen's Marib

Over 60 fighters died in clashes between the Houthis and government forces in Yemen.

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Armenia opposition supporters camp outside parliament

The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to ...

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Armenia PM takes to the streets, denounces 'coup attempt'

Thousands marched through the streets of the capital Yerevan in support of Pashinyan, with the opposition urging him to step down to avoid ...

Violence surged in Afghanistan after <em>peace</em> <em>talks</em>: UN report

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Violence surged in Afghanistan after peace talks: UN report

A new UN report has documented a rise in violence after the start of peace talks, as calls for a ceasefire are ignored.

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Massive casualties after Houthis' offensive on Yemen's Marib intensifies

Clashes between Houthi and government forces have led to hundreds of causalities in Marib, where the Houthis are attempting to gain territory.

Afghanistan begins Covid vaccine campaign amid surge in violence

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Afghanistan begins Covid vaccine campaign amid surge in violence

Afghanistan has begun its Covid-19 vaccination campaign after receiving 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca shot from India earlier this month.

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

Yemen government accuses rebels of using civilians as shields

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Yemen government accuses rebels of using civilians as shields

Yemen's Saudi-backed government accused Houthi rebels Saturday of using civilians as human shields.

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