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‘Racist’ Israeli homeland law ‘legalizes apartheid,’ say Palestinians

  • The law gives 'license to ethnic cleansing at the expense of the Palestinian people,' says Hanan Ashrawi.
  • The nation-state bill won’t make us disappear, but it will massively harm democracy: M.K. Ayman Odeh.
By Daoud Kuttab ·

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Syria rebels agree to surrender frontier with Israel

  • If verified, the move would mark another major victory for President Bashar Assad
  • Putin, Assad’s most powerful ally, cited the need to restore the situation along the Golan borders
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Few takers for Hezbollah offer to repatriate Syrian refugees

  • A number of refugees from the town of Flita were reluctant to return after hearing of revenge incidents
  • “Hezbollah’s mission in Syria has not yet been completed and as long as the threat of terrorists lingers there, Hezbollah will stay no matter the number of fighters”
By NAJIA HOUSSARI ·

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Turkish court rejects Australia’s request to extradite Daesh recruiter

  • Ties between Turkey and its allies fighting Daesh, particularly the United States, have been frayed by Washington’s support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia
  • Australia had been pressing Turkey to extradite Prakash since he was first detained
By Reuters ·

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North Korea puts reunion of war separated families in doubt

  • South Korea's current liberal President Moon Jae-in wants to expand ties with North Korea, but repatriating any of the women would be a delicate matter
  • There has been mounting speculation that some of the 12 North Korean women might have been truly duped into coming to South Korea
By AP ·

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Why Juventus could prove to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s toughest, most rewarding challenge yet

  • Portuguese superstar has moved to Italian giants in deal worth nearly $120 million
  • Ronaldo scored 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid
By DANIEL FOUNTAIN ·

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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

  • Indians forward more messages, photos and videos than any other country in the world
By AFP ·