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Yemen’s government, separatists agree on ceasefire, Saudi-led coalition says

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Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and southern separatist forces have agreed on a ceasefire and will begin talks in Saudi Arabia on implementing a peace deal,...

Yemen separatists seize remote Socotra island from Saudi-backed government

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Southern separatists have seized control of Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea, deposing its governor and driving out forces of the Saudi-backed...

Afghan Taliban kidnap dozens of civilians amid peace efforts, officials say

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Taliban militants kidnapped about 60 civilians in central Afghanistan over the past week, officials said on Sunday, with more than half still being held...

US to impose sanctions aimed at blocking Syria military victory

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The United States will impose sanctions on Wednesday aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government in a bid to...

UN rights experts condemn Israel’s annexation plan and US support

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UN human rights experts said on Tuesday that Israel’s plan to annex significant parts of the occupied West Bank would violate international law banning...

Afghan government, Taliban agree to Doha as venue for first peace talks

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Afghanistan’s government and the Islamist Taliban group have agreed that Doha will be the venue for the first meeting in their peace talks, both...

Iran urges Russia, China to resist US push to extend arms embargo

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Iran on Wednesday called on Russia and China to resist a push by Washington to extend a UN-imposed arms embargo due to expire in...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

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Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to...

Taliban, al Qaeda retain ties despite US-Taliban deal, UN monitors say

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Ties between the Taliban, especially its Haqqani Network branch, and al Qaeda remain close, independent UN sanctions monitors said in a report made public...

Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

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Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi’ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims -...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...