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Conflict between Russia and Ukraine may lead to global wheat shortage

The two countries export about 30% of wheat, 19% of corn, and 80% of sunflower oil consumed globally

Morocco protests inflation Thousands protest rising inflation amid government inaction in Morocco

Protests were held in Morocco on the anniversary of the February 20 movement of 2011 that was part of the popular Arab Spring uprisings in the region. The movement had led to the adoption of a new constitution and other political reforms in Morocco

Hundreds killed in wave of attacks in Sudan’s Darfur region and other stories

Today we look at recent armed violence in Sudan’s Darfur region, an agreement between a migrant caravan and the Mexican government, and more

FAO report Food insecurity 141 million suffering from food shortages in Arab world: FAO report

Out of the 420 million total population in the region, 69 million are currently severely malnourished due to extreme food scarcity, war-related famines and COVID-19, with Yemen and Somalia the worst-affected

Algeria recalls envoy to France, closes airspace to French military planes

The Algerian government’s actions come following comments by French president Emmanuel Macron, which the government said amounts to foreign interference in its internal affairs

MENA death penalty West Asian countries lead in global execution list, says Amnesty report

Four countries in the MENA region, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, carried out an overwhelming 88% of all known executions worldwide last year

SIPRI report global arms sale Latest SIPRI data shows 25% rise in arms imports by Middle East and North Africa countries

Complementing the increase in arms imports by West Asian and North African countries, the United States, France and Germany saw a substantial increase in their respective weapons exports, with the US continuing as the world’s largest arms exporter 

Protests in Sudan and Algeria will reshape the region

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha discusses what impact the continuing protests in the North African countries of Sudan and Algeria can have on the region.

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