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Arab League: 'Reject apartheid system' in Palestine

Arab leaders have demanded a two-state solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid increased unease over the stance of the United States under the administration of President Donald Trump. The heads of Arab League states – attending a one-day summit … Continue reading

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Rodrigo Duterte to US: Why did you not send the armada?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he confronted the American ambassador about the US’ inaction in stopping China’s construction of man-made islands that are now at the heart of a regional dispute in the South China Sea. “Why did you not … Continue reading

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Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman said to be the mother of a man killed last year was shot dead at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City after she allegedly attempted to stab Israeli police, officials and witnesses said. Photos posted on social … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka's leader backs arrests of 'official' killers

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has pledged not to protect anyone guilty of murder during the civil war, signalling a green light for the prosecution of security officers allegedly involved in a death squad that targeted civilians. Sirisena, who has … Continue reading

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China, EU rally for climate action as Trump backs away

China and European Union nations have reaffirmed their commitment to a global plan to slow climate change after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s order on Tuesday, in line … Continue reading

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India crackdown on slaughterhouses stirs Muslim unease

A crackdown on unlicensed slaughterhouses in India’s most populous state has spread to others ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, as Hindu hardliners press a political agenda that risks alienating the country’s Muslim minority. For years right-wing Hindu groups … Continue reading

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Is Brexit Britain suffering from an imperial hangover?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 earlier today and officially started the process that will lead to Britain leaving the European Union. Now, attention turns to what will happen next. Much of the analysis has so far been focused on … Continue reading

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Article 50: What will be negotiated

British Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to leave the European Union and now has two years to finalise the break with what will become a 27-nation bloc. The UK must agree on new … Continue reading

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UN blasts Bangladesh over extra-judicial killings

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The United Nations has criticised Bangladesh’s government in a new report for a “high rate” of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances, as well as “excessive use of force by state actors”.  The report’s publication on Tuesday came a … Continue reading

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Russia's new protest generation

Last Sunday mass demonstrations took place in almost 100 Russian cities. They were the biggest since the 2011-2012 protest wave, called the “snow revolution”. But if the last time election fraud was what provoked the people’s anger, this time it … Continue reading

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