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Myanmar: Coup opponents announce 'unity government'

A Myanmar council of ousted lawmakers announced on Friday they are forming a “National Unity Government,” including anti-coup activists and ethnic...

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Coronavirus: Arab countries struggle with high vaccine hesitancy

Earlier this week Mahmoud, an Iraqi civil servant, had an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in Baghdad. The 34-year-old...

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Pakistan blocks social media platforms amid protest crackdown

Pakistan placed a temporary ban on several social media websites on Friday. Platforms that will be unavailable include Facebook, Twitter,...

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Fact check: How effective is the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine?

President Vladimir Putin has touted Sputnik V as “the best vaccine in the world,” and the Russian media have regularly touted the...

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Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say 'no'

Sex work. The issue of whether a country should criminalize the industry is a polarizing one — and no less...

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How social media is manipulated — and how Russia is involved

It costs between 1 1/2 and two rubles, or around two cents, to buy a like or a repost on...

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UAE: A model for women's rights in the Middle East?

Successful women have been making headlines in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just this week, 28-year-old Noura al-Matroushi was named the...

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Denmark tells Syrian refugees to return to Damascus

Aya Abo Daher had just graduated high school in the Danish town of Nyborg and was looking forward to celebrating the...

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Saudi Arabia executes 3 soldiers for 'high treason'

Saudi Arabia executed three soldiers on Saturday for treachery and threatening the kingdom’s military interests, officials said. The trio had...

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Chad's president set to extend his 30-year rule

­­­­­­­­At least 7.3 million voters are expected to vote in Chad’s presidential election on Sunday. Ten candidates appear on the ballot paper,...

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China slams US history of 'humanitarian disasters'

Beijing has accused the US of causing humanitarian disasters through military intervention and proxy wars around the globe in a report...

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Gun control: Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence

US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced six executive actions that his administration will take in an effort to fight the...

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Coronavirus digest: New Zealand suspends travel from India

New Zealand on Thursday said it will temporarily suspend entry for all travelers arriving from India. The announcement comes after...

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United States to restore funding to Palestinians

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday restored aid to the Palestinians, promising $235 million (€198 million) in assistance to the...

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