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Trump: Bahrain to Recognize Israel

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain has agreed to recognize Israel, following a similar deal between Israel and the…

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Mali Junta Leaders Resume Three-Day Summit on Plan for Transition Government 

Leaders of Mali’s military junta will resume their three-day “national consultation” Friday to outline a transition to a civilian government, a month after deposing President…

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Mali’s New Leadership Raises Questions About French Counterinsurgency Mission

Over the past seven years, France’s Barkhane counterinsurgency operation in the Sahel has weathered terrorist attacks, flagging political support from its African allies, and growing…

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South Africans Bristle Over Alleged Trump Comments on Mandela

South Africans are angry about comments that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly made in private about South African icon Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first black…

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Sudan Signs Historic Peace Deal with Rebel Groups

Sudan’s transitional government has signed a historic peace agreement Monday with the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups from the regions of Darfur,…

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Former Mali President Returns Home after Being Released by Junta

Former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is back home in the capital of Bamako Friday, a day after being released from a military base in…

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US Top Diplomat Pompeo Visits Sudan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday in Khartoum with Sudanese Sovereign Council Chair General Abdel Fattah el-Burhan as the Trump administration pushes for…

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Pompeo Heads to Mideast as Part of Trump’s Arab-Israeli Push

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday headed to the Middle East, the first of two senior U.S. officials to travel to the region this week as the Trump administration presses an ambitious Arab-Israeli peace push that President Donald Trump hopes wil…

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