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Iraqis slammed insecurity in the country on Tuesday as mourners buried five children and two women killed by a wayward rocket targeting US troops near Baghdad airport.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the 'horrendous conditions' at migrant detention centres in Libya.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

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Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

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Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

Investigating magistrates in the northern city of Milan have opened a probe into the threats against Silvia Romano and police have stepped up ...

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for two months, says Human Rights Watch.

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Dozens of refugees disembark in Libya's capital Tripoli

Over 50 refugees from Eritrea and Sudan arrived in Libya's Tripoli on Wednesday after spending hours on a coast guard vessel.

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Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

Three French employees and one Iraqi working for SOS Chretiens d'Orient were released after nearly two months' held captive by an unknown group.

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Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

4 aid workers for French charity disappear in Baghdad

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4 aid workers for French charity disappear in Baghdad

A French Christian charity has said that four of its workers went missing in Iraq's capital while travelling to a meeting.

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Nigeria IS affiliate releases five abducted aid workers

Local aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria in December have been released by an Islamic State group affiliate following negotiations with the ...

Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

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Iran likely to retaliate with cyber attacks, experts warn

Experts have warned that Iran is likely to respond to the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani with cyber attacks.

UN urges accountability over spate of Iraq kidnappings, assassinations

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UN urges accountability over spate of Iraq kidnappings, assassinations

At least three activists have been assassinated over the past ten days and dozens more have been kidnapped.

Trump praises Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

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Trump praises Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

‘It might have been a precursor as to what can be done,’ Trump said in rare praise for Iran after it freed US citizen Xiyue Wang, charged with ...

US rejects Iran's Zarif request to visit cancer-stricken colleague

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US rejects Iran's Zarif request to visit cancer-stricken colleague

Iran's foreign minister had requested permission to visit Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, who is currently being treated for cancer ...

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US says Iran foreign minister can visit colleague

The regime is desperately trying to prevent anti-Sisi protests breaking out.

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Somali pirates free Iranian hostage held since 2015

The release of Mohammad Shariff Panahandeh means just three hostages remain in the custody of Somali pirates,

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Notorious Egyptian migrant torturers arrested by Italian police

Interviews with migrants who had passed through the camp revealed its appalling conditions, where inmates were subject to rape, forced labour, ...

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Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Sudan urges UN to withdraw peacekeepers by 2020

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Sudan urges UN to withdraw peacekeepers by 2020

Sudan has urged the UN to withdraw peacekeeping troops from its restive Darfur region.

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Four Turkish nationals freed after Nigeria kidnapping

Four Turkish citizens have been freed a week after they were kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria, the police said.

Court rules in UK’s favour in Iran debt dispute

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Court rules in UK’s favour in Iran debt dispute

A London high court judge ruled in favour of the UK on an Iran debt case, dealing a new blow to UK-Iran relations and the case of Nazanin ...

Pirates take Turkish sailors hostage off Nigeria coast

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Pirates take Turkish sailors hostage off Nigeria coast

Ten Turkish sailors who were aboard a Turkish-flagged cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria were taken hostage by pirates.

Amman urges Libya to secure release of abducted Jordanians

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Amman urges Libya to secure release of abducted Jordanians

Jordan called on Libya's internationally recognised government to facilitate the release of three Jordanian nationals abducted by a militia last ...

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