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Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen claimed responsibility for a deadly attack that was carried out on Sunday.

A Mauritanian blogger jailed for 'blasphemy' is still in prison despite serving his two year sentence.

Jordan criticised for gender discrimination with nationality rules

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Jordan criticised for gender discrimination with nationality rules

Human Rights Watch has criticised Jordan's gender biased nationality laws that discriminate against women.

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

The EU finds itself obliged to either include Western Sahara in renewing the agreement, a breach of its own law, or cancel the trade accord with ...

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social ...

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UN disputes Morocco's claims of incursions in Western Sahara

The UN has said they have not observed fighters from the Polisario Front making incursions into Western Sahara.

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UN: Conflict is the main cause of global hunger

Around 60% of the 815 million chronically hungry people who don't know where their next meal is coming from live in conflict areas.

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Senegal closes dozens of schools linked to Turkey's Gulen

Dozens of schools linked exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen in Senegal have been closed, in a sign of Turkey's growing influence in West ...

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French 'Islamic State executioner' killed: sources

Maxime Hauchard, a French jihadist sought by French and US authorities since emerging in an Islamic State execution video in Syria, has been ...

Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital

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Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital

Multiple attacks targeted 'French interests' in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday, authorities confirmed.

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Erdogan's first visit to Mauritania in West Africa tour

The Turkish leader arrived from Algeria and was met by Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz who is expected to seal the accords at the ...

Erdogan on new Africa tour to push Turkish influence

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Erdogan on new Africa tour to push Turkish influence

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday embarked on a five-day tour of West Africa in a bid to ramp up Turkey's growing influence throughout ...

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

Behind Algeria's Iranian book ban

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Behind Algeria's Iranian book ban

Blog: Fears of Iranian influences sparking sectarian divisions in Algeria are unlikely to stop future cooperation between Algiers and Tehran, ...

Hashish sparks Algeria-Morocco war of words

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Hashish sparks Algeria-Morocco war of words

Chances of a swift resolution go up in smoke as Algeria's accusations against Morocco threaten to deepen the rift between the two countries.

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The other one-percent: Mauritania slammed for laxity on slavery

The African Union slammed Mauritania after a slave owner was sentenced to just two years in prison, in a country where 1 in 100 are still slaves

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Saudi-backed Yemen PM welcomes 'new UN Envoy to Yemen'

“Peace is possible in Yemen if the international community can persuade or oblige the Houthis to implement the international resolution”, Prime ...

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UN chief taps British mediator as new Yemen envoy

Diplomatic sources say Martin Griffiths is set to replace Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as the UN's envoy to Yemen.

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UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the French and British leaders

Africa: IS-linked group claims attacks on US, French troops

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Africa: IS-linked group claims attacks on US, French troops

A group linked to Islamic State has claimed responsibility over attacks on French and US troops in west Africa, in the Sahel region south of the ...

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Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism' Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism'

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Saudi crown prince's military alliance targets 'Palestinian terrorism'

A video at the opening meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance in Saudi Arabia caused a stir after using footage of Palestinian ...

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

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