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The US embassy in Khartoum has voiced concern about Sudan's crackdown as arrests of activists, political leaders and ordinary citizens continue.

The second largest release of child soldiers since the civil war in South Sudan has seen 300 children released, with more expected soon.

Protests in Israel over 'dangerous' deportation of African migrants

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Protests in Israel over 'dangerous' deportation of African migrants

Showdown could come to a head as Israel moves to deport 40,000 Africans in a plan the UN described as "incoherent and unsafe"

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

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US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

The US will lift its ban of refugees from 11 countries, including 10 Muslim majority states.

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes ...

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by the wayside, notes Austin Bodetti.

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

Austin Bodetti

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

In-depth: Young Afghan activists such as Hamidullah Barakzai, an educated up-and-comer striving for social change, is providing reasons to hope ...

Israel offers citizens $9,000 for help deporting asylum seekers

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Israel offers citizens $9,000 for help deporting asylum seekers

Israel has tasked its citizens to help in enforcing its plan to expel nearly 40,000 Africans by force - offering them up to 30,000 shekels.

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UN calls on Israel to scrap African migrant expulsion

Israel is set to expel nearly 40,000 Africans who entered the country illegally in a migrant relocation plan that has been described 'incoherent ...

Protests erupt in <em>Sudan</em> as bread prices soar

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Protests erupt in Sudan as bread prices soar

Sudanese police used tear gas to scatter hundreds of demonstrators protesting skyrocketing bread prices, as Sudan's economic woes persist into ...

Banks 'reticent' to work with <em>Sudan</em>, admits finance minister

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Banks 'reticent' to work with Sudan, admits finance minister

Sudanese Finance Minister Mohammed Osman al-Rikabi said on Tuesday that banks across the world are still wary of working with Khartoum despite ...

Israel in touch with '10 countries' over embassy moves

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Israel in touch with '10 countries' over embassy moves

Israel said it is communicating with "at least ten countries" over the possible transfer of their embassies to Jerusalem, a deputy minister said ...

Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem in Christmas message

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Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem in Christmas message

Pope Francis on Monday called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address and highlighted the plight of children scarred by ...

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Top US aid recipients ignore Trump threat on Jerusalem

The biggest recipients of American aid, mainly Muslim or Arab countries rejected the threat, leaving Trump facing a dilemma as it plots a course forward for the Middle East.

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UN: Missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe

The UN managed to safely extract six aid workers that went missing after clashes broke out

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Syria, Iraq most dangerous places for journalists in 2017

New figures published by Reporters Without Borders on Tuesday said sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How IS became a military threat in Iraq, Syria

In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said ...

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Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

Almost two thirds of the remaining population in South Sudan are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

<em>Sudan</em> militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for troubled Darfur

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Sudan militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for troubled Darfur

A former aide to President Omar al-Bashir was arrested last week by Sudan's counter-insurgency forces near his hometown of Mustariaha in North ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> to join Chemical Weapons Convention

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South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention

South Sudan announced it is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms on Friday, leaving just ...

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