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Nuclear chutzpah in the Middle East | Israel News

Here they go again. Iran has accused Israel of sabotaging its nuclear site in Natanz, portraying the attack as a…

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Asia

Brexit is causing growing tensions in Northern Ireland | Ireland News

Last week’s rioting in Northern Ireland caught the attention of the world. The spectre of people setting fire to buses,…

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Asia

Understanding the dynamics that led to Jordan’s royal crisis | Middle East News

Jordan, currently led by King Abdullah II, has long been perceived as an oasis of peace and stability in a…

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Middle East

What is behind the growing tensions in Ukraine? | Russia News

Over the past few weeks, Russia has been amassing troops at the Ukrainian border, triggering alarm in Kyiv and European…

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Latin America

What is behind the anti-Muslim measures in Sri Lanka? | Sri Lanka News

On March 13, Sarath Weerasekara, Sri Lanka’s minister of public security, announced that the government will ban wearing of the…

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Latin America

In solidarity with French academics targeted by the republic | France News

We write to express our solidarity with the scholars, activists, and other knowledge producers who are targeted by the February…

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Asia

Rich, old prince dies – the media, on cue, loses it | United Kingdom News

Apparently, discerning BBC viewers have had enough. Britain’s public broadcaster gave a famous 99-year-old, pampered, rich prince’s long anticipated passing…

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Latin America

Israel’s democratic immunity is under threat | Middle East News

With clear reluctance and no choice, President Reuven Rivlin has tasked prime minister and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu with forming…

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Middle East

Myanmar has never been a nation. Could it become one now? | Myanmar News

Since February 1, when the Myanmar military carried out a coup against the country’s civilian government, protests, strikes and other…

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Asia

Achieving human rights to water and sanitation amid COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News

Ten years after the United Nations recognised water and sanitation as human rights, the world finds itself reeling from the…

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Africa

Murdering minorities in America: ‘The white man’s burden’ | Racism News

Once again, innocent members of yet another “minority community” have become victims of gun violence in the United States. On…

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Latin America

There are grounds for concern about solar power | Climate Change News

Sunlight is the greatest life-giving force on our planet. It is also a potential source of more clean energy that…

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Middle East

Coming to terms with Gandhi’s complicated legacy | Racism News

Branding Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as “Mahatma” (great-souled) and marketing him to global audiences as an undisputed and all-inclusive icon of…

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Asia

Making America as good as its promise | Human Rights News

This spring could not be more welcome in the United States. As we emerge from a tough winter season under…

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Africa

Aiding Palestine refugees is not political | Refugees News

Mohammad is a seven-year-old boy living in Gaza, which in June will enter its 15th year of a land, air,…

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Africa

The UN should stop playing politics with children’s lives | United Nations News

Children around the world suffer the consequences of war – they are routinely killed, maimed, recruited to fight, and otherwise…

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Middle East

China’s vaccine diplomacy stumbles in Southeast Asia | Coronavirus pandemic News

In May last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that his country would…

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Middle East

The Atlanta massacre and US anti-trafficking laws | US & Canada News

On March 16, the world was rocked by the worst massacre of Asians in modern American history. A white 21-year-old…

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Africa

What is going on with Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccine drive? | Coronavirus pandemic News

As Kenya is ravaged by a third wave of infections and deaths, the government has instituted a partial lockdown to…

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Latin America

I fear for Asian communities in Brazil | Racism News

The March 16 Atlanta spa shootings, in which eight people including six Asian women were killed by a white assailant,…

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Asia

Killings, violence, detention: Myanmar is no place for children | Child Rights News

On Saturday, a 10-year-old boy was enjoying his weekend playing cards with his friend, 13, near downtown Yangon, Myanmar. What…

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Latin America

The future of humanitarian response is local | Opinions News

A little over a year ago, the director-general of the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Many…

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Latin America

It’s time to talk about anti-Asian racism in the UK | Racism News

On March 16, a man opened fire in three spa parlours in the US city of Atlanta, killing eight people,…

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Asia

Donald who? How Biden is outshining Trump (and Obama) | Joe Biden News

Joe Biden is on a roll. The United States president has already surpassed the 100 million vaccinations benchmark he set…

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Asia

The many pitfalls of the new US proposal for Afghan peace | Asia News

As violence continues to escalate in Afghanistan, a new draft peace plan proposed by the United States – calling for…

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Latin America

Ethiopia urgently needs inclusive national dialogue | Ethiopia News

The civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is fuelling a vicious national and regional conflagration. The five-month-long conflict,…

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Middle East

Is the international community failing Ethiopia again? | Ethiopia News

As a founding member state of the United Nations and a member of the League of Nations, Ethiopia has always…

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Asia

My liberation from COVID-19 is near | Coronavirus pandemic News

These are chancy and dangerous times. Each of us has dealt with the nagging peril and uncertainty in our own…

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Asia

The EU needs to face its institutional racism problem | European Union News

The European Union’s anti-racism summit, which took place on March 19, was a critical opportunity for the EU to meet…

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Middle East

A cold civil war is being waged in America | Elections News

In the US, the right-wing voter suppression efforts reached a level not seen since the era of segregation, when white…

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Latin America

The fake and the real in American cancel culture | Racism News

Alexi McCammond is supposedly the latest victim of cancel culture. At least, that is what many Americans in elite spaces…

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Latin America

Can Eritrea’s Afwerki hold on to power after the Tigray war? | Politics News

On March 22, 2021, the European Union sanctioned Eritrea’s National Security Agency with an asset freeze and travel ban, alleging…

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Africa

Why are social media platforms silencing Kashmiri voices? | Social Media News

For decades, India has sought to obfuscate what is happening in Kashmir. Since 1947, it has worked hard to appropriate…

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Middle East

Six years on, peace remains elusive for Yemen | Saudi Arabia News

When a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states launched a military intervention against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 26,…

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Asia

Virus variants point to need to scale manufacturing | Coronavirus pandemic News

As governments around the world struggle to roll out vaccines, we can already see that systemic change is urgently required.…

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Latin America

Arab Spring Cartoon: Citizen Journalism from Syria to Sudan | Arab Spring: 10 years on News

In 2011, Khalid Albaih’s cartoons about the Arab Spring went viral across the Middle East and North Africa. In this…

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Africa

Lula is back, and Brazil is facing a perfect storm | Politics News

The past year has been catastrophic for Brazil. The country not only lost 300,000 people to COVID-19 but also found…

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Middle East

Heroes, not ‘terrorists’: The trial of the ElHiblu3 in Malta | Opinions News

Three young African men stand with bowed heads and folded arms in a courtroom in Malta, quietly listening to the…

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Africa

‘Islamo-leftism’: France enters its McCarthyist era | Islamophobia News

In recent weeks, another wave of political polarisation hit France, as the concept of “Islamo-leftism” occupied centre stage in a…

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Europe

Greed is the problem, not the solution, for vaccine woes | Coronavirus pandemic News

On the anniversary of the United Kingdom’s first lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic, as candles were lit in doorways and…

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Europe

The hidden ideological obstacles to vaccination | Coronavirus pandemic News

So far, most world governments have managed to weather the storm of COVID-19. Countless administrations that have been unable or…

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Europe

COVID-19 vaccinations are proof of Israel’s medical apartheid | Coronavirus pandemic News

The coronavirus does not stop at checkpoints. As an occupier, Israel must provide medical supplies to Palestinians and adopt measures…

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Asia

Weaponisation of aid contributes to death of Yemenis | Conflict News

Six years into a devastating conflict, Yemen is at a tipping point and civilians are paying the price of war.…

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Asia

The morning after the Israeli electoral circus | Middle East News

Israel is about to hold its fourth parliamentary election in two years. Since 2019, it has emerged from one chaotic electoral campaign…

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