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Iraqi militia registers as political party ahead of elections

26 May, 2017

An Iran-backed militia, Asaib Ahl al-Haqq, has received a licence to form a political party in order to stand in Iraq's upcoming elections.

Egypt's Sisi denies Bashir's allegations of backing Sudan rebels

25 May, 2017

Egypt's president has denied accusations levelled by his Sudanese counterpart that Cairo has been supplying Darfur rebels with military equipment.

Haftar forces seize control of disputed southern Libya airbase

25 May, 2017

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar said they had taken control of an airbase in southern Libya following a stand-off with the rival GNA faction.

Yemen: scores of civilians massacred in Taiz

25 May, 2017

Houthi shells targeting residential areas in Taiz have killed and injured dozens in the span of three days, as the city struggles with a salary crisis and a cholera epidemic.

After Manchester: It's time to rethink Prevent

24 May, 2017

Comment: As the dust settles on the Manchester attack, the government must take an honest look at the domestic and foreign policies that can lead to radicalisation, writes Tom Charles.

US says it will support UN-backed Libyan government

24 May, 2017

The US ambassador to Libya has officially backed the UN-endorsed government in Tripoli, as the country countries to remain split between rival factions.

Sudan seizes Egyptian tanks from Darfur rebels: President Bashir

23 May, 2017

The Sudanese president claimed his army had captured '59 military vehicles' from two convoys connected to rebel groups in Darfur.

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

23 May, 2017

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, writes Hadani Ditmars.

UK law penalises British citizens for marrying non-Brits

23 May, 2017

Comment: UK government plans to further increase the income requirement for UK sponsors hoping to live with a foreign spouse are discriminatory and harmful, writes Imogen Lambert.

UN Libya envoy reveals 'road map to peace'

22 May, 2017

The UN special envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler, revealed details for an initiative designed to resolve Libya's political deadlock on Sunday.

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