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Why are foreign journalists fleeing China?

At least 20 journalists have been expelled or forced to leave China since last year, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China has said....

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Will Lebanese banks crash Middle East finances?

Lebanon has been known as “the Switzerland of the Middle East” for decades because of its strict banking secrecy laws....

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Microsoft to supply US army with augmented reality headsets

Microsoft Corp snatched a highly lucrative contract to provide US soldiers with augmented reality headsets, US media reported on Wednesday. The deal...

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Germany and Netherlands join Norway in Qatar World Cup human rights message

With the tournament less than two years away, players are now joining human rights campaigners, fans and sections of the...

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Iraq's Yazidis warn of ongoing threats from extremists

In a landmark decision this month, Iraq’s parliament passed the Yazidi Female Survivors Law, recognizing the atrocities committed by the...

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Would Canadian citizenship free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi?

There is new momentum within Canada toward offering citizenship to the dissident Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, which would in theory grant...

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'Saudi Arabia has lost the war in Yemen'

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had hoped to quickly crush Houthi rebels with Saudi Arabia’s intervention in the conflict in Yemen....

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COVID: Pakistan comes under fire for holding Republic Day military parade

Pakistan held its Republic Day parade on Thursday – two days later than initially planned – exhibiting its military might...

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Saudi officials issued death threats over Khashoggi probe, says UN rapporteur

A top Saudi official issued an alleged death threat against the United Nations special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard...

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In Jordan, homeschooling could be just what the education system needed

Alarm clock, breakfast, school — in Reema Bast’s family, mornings haven’t changed much, even though she doesn’t have to rush her three children...

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AstraZeneca: France, UK PM's will receive vaccine

The prime ministers of France and the United Kingdom are set to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus on Friday....

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Spain: Parliament passes law legalizing assisted suicide

Spanish lawmakers on Thursday passed a law to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with severe and incurable illnesses who want to...

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Alexei Navalny describes harsh conditions in Russian penal colony

Freshly shaved head, tired eyes, poker face: Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most high-profile prisoner, conveyed a first photo and message to his...

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Biden: 'Tough' to meet Afghanistan troop withdrawal date

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden told the US broadcaster ABC that it would be “tough” to withdraw the remaining 2,500...

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