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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, first Arab leader to visit war-torn Syria since 2011

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Syria over the weekend for an official visit, Syria’s state-run news agency SANA reported. Omar Al Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Al Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace. Bashir became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil […]

AU calls for a lasting political solution in Syria

The African Union commission in a strongly worded statement on Monday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria but cautioned against responding without ‘undeniable evidence’ and compliance with international law. The statement released by the continental body comes days after the United States, Britain and France launched military air strikes on multiple government targets […]

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United States lifts travel ban on Chad

US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban imposed on Chad about six months ago. According to the White House, Chad is “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States,” and has “shown willingness” to make improvements in immigration and border management. Chadian foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene, welcomed the lifting […]

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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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Sudan hopes US travel ban would not affect sanctions lifting

Sudanese Foreign Ministry official Abdelghany Naeem, on Tuesday, said his country hopes the revival of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Sudanese citizens will not affect the planned lifting of US economic sanctions on the conflict-stricken nation. The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday partially lifted an injunction against the travel bans issued […]

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Tunisia: Interior Minister Warns against Return of Foreign Fighters

The Tunisian interior minister Wednesday sounded the alarm against the looming threat the North African country is facing with the eminent return of the country’s citizens who have been fighting in the ranks of the Islamic State group (IS), now in peril in Libya, Syria and Iraq. Hedi Majdoub was speaking at the opening of […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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Libya: US Intensifies Airstrikes against IS in Sirte

More shells from the US airpower have fallen on the Islamic State group (IS) positions in Sirte over these past days as forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) try to end the bout with the terrorist group. Airstrikes have doubled as of mid-October. Around 36 airstrikes were launched from Friday to […]

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Morocco: 10 Individuals Handed 32-Year Jail Sentences for Terrorism

Ten people have been sentenced altogether to 32 years in prison for terrorism related acts, and apology for terrorist organizations by the court of Criminal Appeal of the city of Sale, reports say. A total of 13 cases were tackled by the court on Thursday during a trial which lasted four hours, local media Al […]

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Tunisia: Suspected Terrorist Arrested Near Libyan Borders

Tunisian home ministry Monday announced the arrest of a suspected terrorist  near the Libyan border as he was attempting to join terrorist groups in splintered Libya, reports say. Tunisia authorities have been on high alert at their borders with division-ridden Libya, as they fear free crossing into Tunisia of elements of the Islamic State group […]

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