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A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday.

Comment: The most sacred of Palestinian rights does not gain its standing from the whims of a US president, but from international law, writes Ahmed Abu Artema

Algeria sacks ground forces chief in army overhaul

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Algeria sacks ground forces chief in army overhaul

Algeria's commander of ground forces has been retired, a day after confirmation of the air force chief's ouster as part of a sweeping overhaul of the military.

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

Al-Masry's gifted Gazan: This week in Middle Eastern football

Uri Levy

Al-Masry's gifted Gazan: This week in Middle Eastern football

Also: the Saudis go on a sacking spree, and Middle Eastern football giants come to a head in the Asian Champions League.

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

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Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

Algeria will accept deportations of its citizens living in Germany.

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's ...

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Ethnic-based attacks erupt in Addis Ababa, leaving several dead

The attacks began late Saturday afternoon in Addis Ababa and spread to areas just outside the capital.

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

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Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

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Mechanic denies lying to agents in US terrorism probe

Farheed Ahmed Khan, 60 was charged for lying to federal agents who suspected him of conducting terrorism-related activities.

Sudan ruling party reveals new, smaller cabinet

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Sudan ruling party reveals new, smaller cabinet

Sudan has unveiled a new 21-member cabinet just days after President Omar al-Bashir sacked the previous government.

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

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Ethiopia-Eritrea land border to reopen after 20 years

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

Saddam Hussein football chant sparks Algeria-Iraq diplomatic crisis

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Saddam Hussein football chant sparks Algeria-Iraq diplomatic crisis

Algerian football fans have sparked a minor diplomatic crisis with Iraq after the terraces erupted with chants praising former leader Saddam ...

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UN Palestinian refugee agency appeals for funds

The head of UNRWA said $200 million is needed to tackle a funding deficit.

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Suspected IS suicide bombers strike Libya oil company

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

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Yemeni detainees in UAE-run jail launch hunger strike

The strike comes weeks after three inmates tried to commit suicide, two by swallowing pills.

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Gunmen storm Libya national oil firm headquarters

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

Palestinians condemn US plan to close PLO Washington mission

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Palestinians condemn US plan to close PLO Washington mission

Palestinians have condemned US plans to shut down the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organisation [PLO], a move amid at widening ...

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Calm returns to Basra, but demands for reform persist

Calm has returned to Basra following protests against the Iraqi government, but residents continue to demand reform.

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Charlie Hoyle

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Israel had paid anti-Iran fighters $75 a month, but had not supported rebel groups in their fight against Bashar al-Assad.

Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

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Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

The KDPI is Iran's oldest Kurdish movement and has seen several of its leaders assassinated by Tehran in the past.

Iraq authorities lift Basra curfew following quiet evening

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Iraq authorities lift Basra curfew following quiet evening

Public anger has boiled over in the southern city of Basra over persistent corruption, unemployment and poor services.

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