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Human Security

War stops 13 million going to school in Middle East, North Africa - U.N.

A school in Nigeria.Conflicts across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from attending school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued on Thursday.

Special Report - In Egypt, jailed Islamists 'dying of neglect'

Muslim Brotherhood supporters.Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Mohammad al-Falahgi was arrested on terror charges in 2013 and held in prison, but never convicted. Earlier this year, after pleading for medical help, he died "handcuffed to the hospital bed," according to his son Osama.

Somali Islamists warn against "immoral culture" at hotels, beaches

Mogadishu.Islamist militants al Shabaab issued a warning against Somalis who frequent hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture."

ISS: Dead or alive - the seven lives of Boko Haram's leader

Abubakar Shekau.Early in August 2015, the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, announced the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and a possible change in the militant group’s leadership. A purported picture of Shekau’s corpse was circulated in the media, but the Nigerian military neither denied nor confirmed the story.

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