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Tortured, persecuted, deported: a tribe’s ordeal at the hands of Qatar

  • The tribe’s ordeal began in 1996, when some of their members voiced support for Sheikh Khalifa Al-Thani
  • Another member of the tribe twice lost his job at Qatar Petroleum, in 1999 and 2003, simply because he was a member of the Al-Ghufran tribe
By Arab News ·

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Europeans at UN urge Israel not to demolish Palestinian village

  • The eight countries are France, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Britain, Belgium, Germany and Italy
  • They warn the demolition ‘would severely threaten the viability of the two-state solution’
By AFP ·

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Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

  • The drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets
By AP ·

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India cancels talks with Pakistan

  • India’s Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson pointed to the killings of Indian security personnel by “Pakistan entities” in Jammu and Kashmir and the recent release of series of 20 postage stamps by Pakistan “glorifying terrorists”
  • Modi government under pressure from opposition to respond to killing of policemen by militants
By Sanjay Kumar ·

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Danske Bank money laundering ‘giga scandal’ spreads to Britain

  • By 2013, the number of UK-registered customers in the branch’s non-resident portfolio had topped 1,000
  • Danske Bank Chairman Ole Andersen said that the lender had made an assessment of whether it violated any US laws
By Reuters ·

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Facebook accused of discrimination with job ad targeting

  • It charges that job ads on Facebook targeted male users only
  • Facebook lets advertisers target ads on the basis of gender and age, which is against the law in America
By AFP ·

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Arabic cinema wins over movie-goers

By REBECCA SPONG ·