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Egypt's president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has announced a ceasefire in Libya alongside strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose forces experienced a string of military defeats in the war-torn country.

Forces aligned with Libya's UN-recognised government said they launched an offensive for slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte, as rival strongman Khalifa Haftar agreed to a ceasefire.

Pelosi warns against unilateral Israeli annexation of West Bank

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Pelosi warns against unilateral Israeli annexation of West Bank

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Israeli annexation of the West Bank would undermine US national security interests.

Australia bans anti-racism protest citing coronavirus fears

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Australia bans anti-racism protest citing coronavirus fears

In Australia, a Black Lives Matter demonstration has been cancelled, with authorities defending their actions on the grounds that such a ...

Libya's UN-recognised govt claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

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Libya's UN-recognised govt claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

Libya's UN-recognised government says it has 'full control' of Tripoli and its suburbs.

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

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US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

European diplomats say those responsible for the hold up in selecting a UN envoy for Libya 'carry a very heavy responsibility'.

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Libya government forces retake Tripoli airport from rival Haftar

Ceasefire talks resumed on Wednesday between Libya's rival powers as pro-government forces reclaimed the capital's international airport.

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UAE-backed Haftar's forces using internationally-banned landmines in Libya

Pro-Haftar forces retreating from Tripoli last month laid internationally-banned landmines, posing a grave risk to civilians.

UK urged to ban riot gear sales to US

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UK urged to ban riot gear sales to US

There are growing calls for the UK to ban sales of riot gear to the US.

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Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan has appointed a new defence minister amid tensions with Ethiopia over an attack by an Ethiopian militia group in Al-Qadarif province.

Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

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Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

The Caesar Act is a US legislation that sanctions the Syrian regime, including its head Bashar al-Assad, for war crimes against the Syrian ...

Haftar's forces retake key town from Libya rivals: spokesman

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Haftar's forces retake key town from Libya rivals: spokesman

Haftar's forces lost the town of al-Asabaa to UN-backed government forces last month, but regained the town after airstrikes on Monday, ...

UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

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Maltese PM visits Libya for talks on migration

Malta's PM signed an agreement on Mediterranean migrant crossings with GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj, including the establishment of two ...

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Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants

Libya's UN-recognised government vowed to track down the killers of 30 migrants in an apparent revenge attack after 'clandestine migrants' killed a Libyan smuggler for unknown reasons.

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

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UN concerned by claims Russia sent jets to Libya

The UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that, if proven, the claims against Russia would "constitute a flagrant violation of ...

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

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