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It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic legacy.

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before slamming into the Java Sea.

Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of why a jet fell from the sky

Morocco arrests Lebanese man for alleged fraud, identity theft

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Morocco arrests Lebanese man for alleged fraud, identity theft

The Lebanese national is alleged to have used stolen passports to garner the trust of his victims.

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

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Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

Lawyers for the families of alleged victims of torture are targeting a pedigree Arabian show horse which has competed in international ...

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US officials link Iran to voter intimidation emails

The activities attributed to Tehran mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in ...

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In US election, Biden is out-advertising Trump

Barack Obama's former vice president is projected to spend twice as much as the Republican billionaire incumbent on television advertisements by ...

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

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Yemeni man goes on rampage killing 14 family members

At least 12 people were killed after a man went on a rampage in Yemen's al-Bayda province on Monday, according to local reports.

Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

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Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

The Jiblah District Prosecutor in central Yemen's Ibb Governorate has directed police to arrest anyone who downloads or uses Whatsapp.

UN Yemen envoy condemns deadly clashes in Hodeida

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UN Yemen envoy condemns deadly clashes in Hodeida

Clashes have flared up between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and government forces south of the port in Hodeida.

China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang

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China running hundreds of detention centres in Xinjiang

The number of detention centres in China's Xinjiang province is around 40 percent greater than previous estimates, researchers have found.

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

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Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The latest Numbeo Index has ranked Qatar as the safest country in the world, local reports confirmed.

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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Saudi Arabia opens hajj registration for foreign residents

Foreign residents in the kingdom can now register for this year's limited hajj registration, Saudi Arabia said on Monday.

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Trump signs order on police reform, doesn’t mention racism

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Trump signs order on police reform, doesn’t mention racism

Trump and Republicans have been rushing to respond to the mass demonstrations against police brutality and racial prejudice.

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Amnesty sounds alarm over Bahrain, Kuwait coronavirus tracking apps

Highly invasive and unjustified surveillance tools are being used by Kuwaiti and Bahraini authorities to tackle Covid-19, Amnesty warned on ...

US warns against dealing with top Iran shipping company

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US warns against dealing with top Iran shipping company

The United States warned that it would punish any country that deals with Iran's top shipping company, accusing it of contributing to Tehran's ...

US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

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US Democrats press anti-racism reforms as protests continue

Democrats vowed to press legislation to fight systemic racism in US law enforcement as the battle for change triggered by the police killing of ...

Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US takes off

Iran's foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his ...

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