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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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Buses arrive to ferry Syria rebels out of zone near Golan

  • The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed this week between Russia and Syrian rebels in Quneitra province
  • Rebels will hand over territory they control in Quneitra and the neighboring buffer zone with the Israeli-occupied Golan
By AFP ·

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Singapore’s Arab community traces ancestral roots to Yemen’s Hadhramaut Valley

  • Though the Indian Ocean separates the Asian metropolis of Singapore and the Arabian deserts of Hadhramaut, the ties that bind them run deep and go back centuries
  • Situated at the crossroads of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Hadhramaut was at one time a key post on the ancient spice trade route
By Joanna Tan ·

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Morocco’s litter-strewn beaches kick up a stink

  • Every summer, Morocco’s media publish reports lambasting the condition of sands stretching from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic
  • A nationwide ban on platic bags imposed in 2016 appears to have done little to stem the tide of rubbish piling up on beaches
By AFP ·

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Roadside bomb targeting security convoy wounds 6 in Pakistan

  • Bombing also damaged 10 shops in the busy bazaar in the town of Chaman in Baluchistan province near the border with Afghanistan
  • There was no immediate claim of responsibility
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 ·