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With questions about the Talibans' commitment to a negotiated peace, a bipartisan group of US lawmakers have called the US withdrawal to stop.

Middle Eastern countries have faired poorly in this years Corruption Perceptions Index, with Yemen and Syria being ranked as the worse for public sector corruption.

At least 83 killed in fighting in Sudan's Darfur

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At least 83 killed in fighting in Sudan's Darfur

A local dispute has morphed into broader fighting in West Darfur's capital, marking the worst outbreak of violence in the restive region since a peace agreement was signed in October.

Democrats tell Trump to step down or be impeached

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Democrats tell Trump to step down or be impeached

President Donald Trump came under pressure to step down or face impeachment.

Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

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Algerian ex-president's brother cleared of conspiracy

The once-mighty presidential aide was long seen as the real power running the North African country after his brother suffered a debilitating ...

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

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Afghan troops, police abandon nearly 200 checkpoints to Taliban

Some 200 checkpoints have been abandoned - some with weapons left behind - by Afghan personnel.

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US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of US forces ...

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

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Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

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Israel picks new head of Mossad spy agency

Yossi Cohen's replacement, identified only as "D", must be approved by a special committee responsible for top civil service appointments, a ...

Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

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Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US troops from Somalia.

Algeria supreme court sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

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Algeria supreme court sends Bouteflika's brother for retrial

Algeria's supreme court announced a retrial for the brother of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and two ex-intelligence chiefs.

Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

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Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

US military wary that shakeup could upend apolitical nature

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US military wary that shakeup could upend apolitical nature

Mark Milley's comments reflected a view he has long been passionate about: the military defending the US constitution.

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Bahrain's crown prince appointed new prime minister

Bahrain's crown prince was appointed as the country's prime minister following the death of his great uncle, the world's longest-serving prime minister.

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Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

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Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

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Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the ...

US promises Israel will stay strong despite UAE deal

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US promises Israel will stay strong despite UAE deal

US defence officials have assured Israel it will retain its military dominance in the region even if the UAE acquires F-35 jets.

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

Iraqis outraged over insecurity after 7 killed in attack

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Iraqis outraged over insecurity after 7 killed in attack

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

UN condemns clashes in Libya capital, urges <em>security</em> reforms

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UN condemns clashes in Libya capital, urges security reforms

The clashes broke out late Thursday between two militias loyal to the Tripoli-based and UN-recognised Government of National Accord, with the ...

Bahrain, Israel leaders in post-normalisation accord talks

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Bahrain, Israel leaders in post-normalisation accord talks

Bahrain and Israel held talks on Tuesday, a week after signing a controversial normalisation accord.

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