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Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Deutsche Welle Burundian correspondent Antedisteste Niragira has been released following his arrest last week on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the German broadcaster. Niragira was arrested by the Congolese intelligence agency on Wednesday while reporting … Continue reading

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Manchester attack: Salman Abedi named suicide bomber

British police have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the person who carried out the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester that left 23 people dead, including the attacker. An improvised explosive device went off late on Monday as thousands of mostly young fans … Continue reading

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Can Trump solve the Middle East conflict?

Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have touted a strong friendship since well before the 2016 US elections. Trump’s trip to the Middle East could be seen as showcasing that relationship. He is the first US president to … Continue reading

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Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

US President Donald Trump has wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories where he met Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Speaking to a group of Israelis in occupied Jerusalem on … Continue reading

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James Bond actor Roger Moore dies aged 89

Roger Moore, the longest-serving actor to play the iconic British spy James Bond, has died in Switzerland aged 89 after a brief bout with cancer. His family confirmed on Tuesday via Twitter that “our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away … Continue reading

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Location of the Manchester Arena attack

At least 23 people, including the attacker, were killed and 59 injured in an apparent suicide blast near the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on the night of May 22. Some children were reportedly among the dead. An impovised … Continue reading

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Siyakha Traore: When Bouna's 2005 death sparked riots

Clichy-sous-Bois, France – On October 27, 2005, 15-year-old Bouna Traore, Zyed Benna and Muhittin Altun, both 17, were playing football with a group of friends. It was Ramadan and the time to break fast was approaching in Clichy-sous-Bois, an isolated … Continue reading

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The Nakba did not start or end in 1948

Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world, numbering about 12.4 million, mark the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, referring to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the near-total destruction of Palestinian society in 1948. The Palestinian experience of dispossession and loss of … Continue reading

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Ramadan 2017: Why it is so important for Muslims

Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours, but what is it really about?  What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast … Continue reading

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Outrage at India award for 'human shield' soldier

The Indian army has commended an officer accused of tying a man to a jeep and using him as a human shield in Kashmir, sparking outrage from the victim and rights activists. Major Leetul Gogoi, who is still under investigation … Continue reading

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