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Smoke billows following Israeli strikes on the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) on October 11, 2023.
WORLD / Society
May 13, 2024
Gazans strive to study as war shatters education system
The U.N. estimates that 72.5% of schools in Gaza will need full reconstruction or major rehabilitation.
Smoke rising above buildings after an aerial bombardment in Khartoum North, Sudan, in May 2023
WORLD / Politics
Apr 11, 2024
Iranian-made drones may be turning tide to army's favor in Sudan civil war
Residents say newer drones appear to monitor RSF movements, target their positions and pinpoint artillery strikes in a city that forms part of the capital.
Palestinians gather to receive aid outside an UNRWA warehouse as Gaza residents face crisis levels of hunger on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
'Catastrophic' food shortages make mass death imminent in Gaza, agency warns
The number of people in parts of northern Gaza suffering the most severe food shortages is said to be more than triple the famine threshold.
A supporter of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reacts after presidential election results in Cairo on Dec. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
With few challengers Egypt's el-Sissi secures third term as president
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called the vote a rejection of the "inhumane war" in neighboring Gaza.
United Nations workers arrive to distribute aid to Palestinians in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2023
Scaling up Gaza aid effort faces tangle of challenges
Humanitarian staff and diplomats face a web of political, security and logistical obstacles as they try to build up and sustain deliveries of relief.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Apr 30, 2023
Sudan risks long conflict as entrenched rivals struggle for control
Even with hundreds of people killed and the capital Khartoum turned into a war zone, there has been little sign of compromise between leaders of the two warring factions.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Apr 29, 2023
How Sudan's military factions set path to war as mediation stalled
Alarmed over the potential for bloodshed, a group of mediators pushed for last-ditch talks between the country's army chief and a paramilitary leader. But neither showed up.
Japan Times
WORLD / EXPLAINER
Apr 18, 2023
What's behind the crisis in Sudan?
Tension had been building for months between Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which together toppled a civilian government in an October 2021 coup.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 30, 2021
Gaza truce shifts focus to Egypt's regional role
While Cairo has mediated during previous rounds of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, analysts and diplomats say its efforts have been more visible than in recent years.

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