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France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen said it formed a committee to help those affected by its deadly war on Yemen.

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a ...

Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

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Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

Israel's military claims that Syria's army has violated the 1974 Golan Heights ceasefire agreement by using heavy tools on construction sites in ...

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's mandate.

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Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

A statement from prosecutors Friday says the Libyan and 14 other suspected militants face terror-related charges, including killing police ...

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Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the cities of Hodeida, Saada and Taiz had to stop providing clean water in recent days due to ...

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

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Fuel running out for Yemen hospitals, UN warns

Dangerously low supplies of fuel could mean Yemen's hospital generators and pumps for clean water could be out of action in three weeks' time ...

Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion

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Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion

Air strikes bombarded an aid warehouse in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on Wednesday, days after the first delivery of food and medicine to the area in ...

Indian man claims ungoverned land between Egypt and Sudan

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Indian man claims ungoverned land between Egypt and Sudan

"I declare this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil as my country from now to the eternity of time" Suyash Dixit said in a Facebook post.

Saudi-led coalition airstrike 'destroys Sanaa airport navigation aids'

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike 'destroys Sanaa airport navigation aids'

Authorities in Yemen's rebel-controlled capital said a Saudi-led air strike on Tuesday destroyed a navigation station at Sanaa airport, which is ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

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Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel.

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly ...

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new ...

Suicide bomber attacks security in southern Yemen Suicide bomber attacks security in southern Yemen

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Suicide bomber attacks security in southern Yemen

A bombing hit a security post in Yemen's government bastion of Aden on Tuesday, killing and wounding several people, witnesses and police ...

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

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Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

Riyadh has said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports, days after closing them over a ...

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the ...

Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syrian capital

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Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syrian capital

Twenty-four trucks full of humanitarian relief arrived in Douma in a joint operation between the United Nations and the ...

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