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Yemen war: Parties agree Hudaydah port withdrawal plan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hudaydah is a lifeline port for millions on the brink of famine Yemen’s government and the rebel Houthi movement have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal of forces around the key port of Hudaydah, the UN says. A statement said the two sides …

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UK family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 The family of Shamima Begum – the teenager who went to Syria to join the Islamic State group – has called on the UK to bring her back …

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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi: Egyptian president may rule until 2034

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, a former army chief, has been in power since leading a military coup in 2013 Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly voted to approve draft constitutional changes that could extend President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s time in office by another 12 years. Mr Sisi …

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Iran warns neighbours after bombing kills Revolutionary Guards

Image copyright AFP Image caption The bus carrying the Revolutionary Guards was torn apart by the car bomb blast Iran’s president has warned its neighbours not to let “terrorists abuse their territory” after a suicide car bombing killed 27 Revolutionary Guards. Hassan Rouhani blamed the United States and Israel for …

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Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 27 Revolutionary Guards’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Iran’s Fars news agency released a photo showing what it said was the wreckage of the bus A suicide attack in south-eastern Iran has killed at least 27 members of the Revolutionary Guards, state media say. The bomber targeted a bus transporting personnel in Sistan-Baluchestan …

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Iran suicide bombing ‘kills 20 Revolutionary Guards’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Revolutionary Guards personnel have been targeted before by Sunni Muslim militants At least 20 Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Iran, state media say. The bomber targeted a bus transporting personnel on the road between the cities of Zahedan …

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Syrians held in Germany for suspected crimes against humanity

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Syrian government has long been accused of killing or mistreating detainees (file image) Germany says it has arrested two former Syrian intelligence officers alleged to have been involved in torturing critics of President Bashar al-Assad. Both men seem to have sought asylum in …

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Bouteflika seeks fifth term as Algeria’s president

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Bouteflika was spotted voting in local elections in a rare public outing in November Algeria’s 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will seek a fifth term in April’s elections, the state news agency APS announced on Sunday. A message to the nation would be release …

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