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Forget the geopolitics. Let’s focus on the human cost of the exit from Afghanistan
As the Taliban exploits the hasty US withdrawal, the fallout on
the ground could be disastrous, especially for women

Emma Graham-Harrison

11, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan withdrawal: a retreat into uncertainty | Editorial
Editorial: Joe Biden’s actions will be felt most keenly in Kabul, but they pose a broader question for an army-dominated Pakistan


05, Jul, 2021 @6:20 PM

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Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa
Military victories combined with new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforce militants’ position across much of continent

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Afghanistan withdrawal: an unwinnable war | Editorial
Editorial: Joe Biden has called time on America’s longest war. The decision exposes the limits of US power and leaves an uncertain future


15, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Deaths of 19 civilians in French airstrike in Mali disputed by Paris
Witnesses describe aerial attack on a wedding but French officials claim gathering was of armed extremists

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

30, Mar, 2021 @3:54 PM

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The world has a vested interest in Somalia. Will it act to stop its collapse? | Vava Tampa
Starvation, al-Shabaab and postponed elections have made the country a ready gun. If the trigger is pulled, global trade is at risk

Vava Tampa

24, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Islamic extremists planning 'rash of attacks' after Covid curbs lifted, says UN
Report says pandemic gives Isis and al-Qaida opportunity to undermine governments in conflict zones

Jason Burke

05, Feb, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Mike Pompeo claims without evidence that Iran is al-Qaida's new 'home base'
Move seems designed to restrict Biden administration’s options as secretary of state confirms killing of al-Qaida leader in August

Julian Borger in Washington

12, Jan, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Harrowing ordeal of Guantánamo prisoner comes to the big screen
The Mauritanian tells the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was held in the notorious prison for 14 years without charge or trial

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Imperial War Museum to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11
Museum plans series of events to mark anniversary of al-Qaida attacks on US that claimed almost 3,000 lives

Caroline Davies

27, Dec, 2020 @2:22 PM

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Israeli agents in Iran kill al-Qaida's top lieutenant – report
Intelligence officials say Abu Muhammad al-Masri was gunned down in Tehran more than three months ago

Staff and agencies

14, Nov, 2020 @3:04 AM

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Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri obituary
Ruthless Iraqi politician and military leader once seen as a possible successor to Saddam Hussein

Lawrence Joffe

29, Oct, 2020 @5:17 PM

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