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'France will never let Lebanon go,' said Macron during his visit to Beirut following the port disaster, which has prompted accusations of creeping neocolonialism

A bust in New Orleans has become the latest to fall amid a nationwide effort to remove monuments linked to the Confederacy and slavery.

Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

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Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

Israel's Knesset has shut after Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker Sami Abou Shahadeh tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Thousands of Israel <em>schoolchildren</em>, teachers quarantined following coronavirus outbreak

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Thousands of Israel schoolchildren, teachers quarantined following coronavirus outbreak

Israel has lifted lockdown measures enacted to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

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Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

The centennial celebrations mostly took place indoors due to a four-day curfew imposed to impede the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Iraq protests ramp up, shutting roads, offices and schools

Protesters in Iraq's capital and the country's south shut down streets and government offices in a new wave of civil disobedience.

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Iraq imposes Baghdad curfew, as more protesters are killed

The Iraqi army has announced a night-time curfew on Baghdad as five protesters were killed by security forces and the Iraqi parliament announced ...

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More Iraqi students join anti-government protests despite deadly crackdown

Iraqi school and university students joined anti-government protests in Baghdad and several other cities, despite the deaths of dozens of people ...

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Egypt sacks hundreds of ‘terrorist’ teachers amid protests crackdown

The Egyptian minister of education has announced that 1070 teachers with 'extremist' ideas will be sacked amid a severe shortage of staff in ...

Palestinian-Israeli leaders declare strike over police inaction

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Palestinian-Israeli leaders declare strike over police inaction

Local governments will shut down services and schools will be closed in Palestinian communities across Israel on Thursday for the one-day ...

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Thousands protest against violence in Palestinian-Israeli city

Schoolchildren in the Palestinian city Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel went on strike on Monday to protest against violence in their ...

Sudan protesters, army finalise power-sharing deal

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Sudan protesters, army finalise power-sharing deal

Thousands of jubilant Sudanese took to the streets of the capital Khartoum when the deal was announced to celebrate the prospect of a civilian ...

Sudan generals, protest leaders agree constitutional declaration: African Union

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Sudan generals, protest leaders agree constitutional declaration: African Union

An African Union mediator said meetings will be held to discuss a formal signing ceremony after Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders ...

Sudan arrests 9 RSF paramilitaries over teenage protester killings

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Sudan arrests 9 RSF paramilitaries over teenage protester killings

Sudan's military rulers say they have arrested nine members of the country's feared RSF paramilitary group amid ongoing talks with protest ...

Four killed during Sudan rally as military-protester talks begin

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Four killed during Sudan rally as military-protester talks begin

Bloodshed on Sudanese streets continued on Thursday, despite talks beginning in Khartoum.

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Hundreds protest in Sudan city against killing of schoolchildren

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated against the killing of six demonstrators, five of which were children, chanting revolutionary slogans that have rocked the country for months.

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Sudan shuts all schools after pupils' killing: state media

Schools in Sudan were shut across the country on Tuesday after five pupils were shot dead in a rally in the central town of Al-Obeid.

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Sudan talks cancelled after 'massacre' of schoolchildren

Demonstrators accused feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces of shooting dead the teenagers at a rally against shortages of bread and ...

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UN urges probe into deadly shooting of Sudan schoolchildren

Protesters accused the feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces of shooting dead the five teenagers at a rally held against shortages ...

Can South Africa maintain its anti-apartheid solidarity with Palestine?

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Can South Africa maintain its anti-apartheid solidarity with Palestine?

Comment: On Mandela Day, South Africa is reminded of the commitments it made to helping Palestinians fight apartheid. The sooner that happens, ...

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EU slams Israeli theft, resell of Palestinian schoolchildren aid

The EU has called on Israel to return aid meant for Palestinian schoolchildren in Bedouin villages, after authorities confiscated the ...

Israel to auction prefab classrooms EU donated to Palestinians

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Israel to auction prefab classrooms EU donated to Palestinians

Israel’s defence ministry plans to hold an auction next week to sell two prefabricated classrooms that were donated to Palestinian ...

Promoting Abbas at the expense of Palestine

Ramona Wadi

Promoting Abbas at the expense of Palestine

Comment: A booklet of Abbas' quotes doesn't represent Palestinians any more than he does, writes Ramona Wadi

The UN is failing Palestine's <em>schoolchildren</em>

Ramona Wadi

The UN is failing Palestine's schoolchildren

Comment: The UN's own charter stipulates education as a basic human right. So why isn't it speaking out against Israel's attacks on Palestinian ...

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