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Syria's seven-year conflict has pushed more than 6.3 million people out of the country, the UN said, with Turkey hosting by far the largest number of refugees.

The United States has said that Kenya should investigate investments made by South Sudanese elites in the east African country.

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national interest, writes Austin Bodetti.

<em>Sudan</em> defence firms scrap North Korea deals

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Sudan defence firms scrap North Korea deals

Pressure from the US has prompted Sudan to scrap its defence contracts with North Korea, reports said on Wednesday.

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

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South Sudan faces arms embargo 'if fighting continues'

Should the fighting continue, and a political agreement not be reached soon in South Sudan, the UN will adopt an arms embargo

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A quarter of war-torn South Sudan girls suicidal: report

A new report says that a quarter of South Sudan's adolescent girls have suicidal feelings due to fear of abuse, rape or murder.

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South Sudan defence minister among proposed US blacklist

Six South Sudanese officials including the defence minister could be added to a sanctions blacklist for fuelling the country's war and ...

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Qatar blockade threatens East Africa peace efforts, EU warns

Diplomatic tensions between countries in the Gulf are threatening peace efforts in East Africa, particularly in the Horn of Africa, the EU's ...

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South Sudan peace talks brought to a halt

Peace talks between South Sudan's opposition and government have faltered as the proposed deal was met with discontent.

Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

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Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

More than 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in the past two years across the world.

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

UN sees 'serious threat' in disputed <em>Sudan</em> region

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UN sees 'serious threat' in disputed Sudan region

The UNSC warned the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave threat to ...

US embassy move: who attended?

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US embassy move: who attended?

While the EU chose to boycott the controversial US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there - four ...

<em>Sudan</em> set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

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Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is expected on Monday to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see eight ministers replaced ...

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, ...

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ultraconservative Islamist militia looks very familiar.

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Saudi Arabia to supply oil to fuel-starved Sudan

Saudi Arabia will supply Sudan with millions of tonnes of oil for the next five years to help it tackle a growing energy crisis.

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Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Reports on Saturday said black market fuel prices surged in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns forcing residents to queue for hours outside gas ...

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Bashir closes 13 Sudanese diplomatic missions amid economic crisis

Sudan’s president ordered the closure of 13 Sudanese overseas missions and announced job cuts days after he fired the foreign minister for ...

UN refuses to back elections in <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em>

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UN refuses to back elections in South Sudan

The United Nations opposes a plan by South Sudan's government to move to elections if warring parties are unable to mollify.

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Sudan must 'terminate' North Korea ties before blacklist talks

Washington insists Khartoum must provide a complete assurance it has cut relations with nuclear-armed Pyongyang before terror tag talks can ...

<em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em> aid workers freed a week after abduction

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South Sudan aid workers freed a week after abduction

The humanitarian workers went missing in Central Equatoria, a region that has seen an uptick in abductions of aid workers in recent weeks.

Fresh clashes in Darfur displace 'thousands'

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Fresh clashes in Darfur displace 'thousands'

The United States has said that thousands of civilians have fled new clashes in the Jebel Merra mountains.

UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in <em>South</em> <em>Sudan</em>

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UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

The United Nations is investigating allegations that two girls were raped by Nepalese peacekeeping troops in South Sudan.

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