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Pentagon chief arrives in Tunisia on North Africa tour

Pentagon chief arrives in Tunisia on North Africa tour

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived Wednesday in Tunisia, his first stop on a North Africa tour where he was set to reaffirm US engagement in the Maghreb region. As the raging conflict in neighbouring Libya has attracted foreign jihadists and world powers backing rival sides, Washington...

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Libyan rivals agree to further military talks, UN says

Libyan rivals agree to further military talks, UN says

Libya's warring sides have agreed to resume military talks next week after meeting in Egypt, the United Nations mission said, adding it hoped the step would pave the way towards a lasting ceasefire. The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in June turned back a...

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Last stand in Yemen as battle for oil-rich province rages

Last stand in Yemen as battle for oil-rich province rages

Hadi Ahmed wearily sets up a tent in Yemen's Marib province, after fleeing fighting yet again in the government's last northern stronghold which is under intense pressure from Huthi rebels. The Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa which lies just 120 kilometres (75 miles)...

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Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Heavy rains trigger collapse at Yemen's newly restored museum

Heavy rains have triggered the collapse of parts of the newly restored National Museum in Yemen's third city Taez, in the latest loss to the country's cultural heritage after years of war. Established as an Ottoman palace, then a residence for one of Yemen's last kings, the building became...

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