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There are around 20,000 troops and mercenaries from countries including Turkey and Russia, according to the UN.

A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, after three days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 lives and displaced tens of thousands.

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.

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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Rights group: Tripoli should probe town's 338 missing people

Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of ...

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

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Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

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Pentagon chief meets with Afghan president in Kabul

Miller, who is acting head of the Pentagon until President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month, and Ghani discussed the ongoing talks with ...

Turkey evacuates observation posts in Syrian regime-held territory: source

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Turkey evacuates observation posts in Syrian regime-held territory: source

Turkish forces have evacuated seven military observation posts in regime-held areas of north-western Syria, a source has told Reuters.

Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

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Top US general presses Taliban to end violence

Mark Milley "discussed the need for an immediate reduction of violence", his spokesperson said, in talks which marked his second ever with the ...

Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

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Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September.

Peace talks should be held at home: Afghan President

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Peace talks should be held at home: Afghan President

President Ashraf Ghani told a cabinet meeting that his government were prepared to negotiate "anywhere inside Afghanistan".

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US urges Eritrea to pull out of Tigray

The US urged the withdrawal of Eritrean forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region.

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Morocco savours Western Sahara breakthrough in Israel deal

Morocco revelled in US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Rabat's claim over the disputed Western Sahara region.

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Polisario vows to keep up Western Sahara fight

"Fighting will continue until the total withdrawal of the Moroccan occupation troops."

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How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

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Saudi foreign minister meets Sudanese leaders in Khartoum

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with senior Sudanese leader in Khartoum on Tuesday.

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US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iran

A senior U.S. military official with knowledge of the region said Monday that Iran may try to take advantage of America’s troop withdrawals.

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

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Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid tensions

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US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid tensions

The decision stems from concern about a possible retaliatory strike on the first anniversary of the US airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani, ...

Afghan talks to advance to next stage

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Afghan talks to advance to next stage

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, in a tweet called the development an "initial major step".

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