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South Africa considers bailing out crisis-hit neighbor Zimbabwe

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The spiraling economic meltdown in Zimbabwe has prompted South African authorities to think about extending short-term credit to Harare and helping it to write off a $7.4-billion external debt. In an interview with the Daily Maverick newspaper, South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the two governments were discussing ways to settle Zimbabwe’s debt to Read More

‘Not a gift’ UNRWA slams Israel decision to close its Palestinian schools

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Israel will close all UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem to replace them with Israeli-run schools in a blow to Palestinians. The agency has complained it was not told of this decision. Israel’s National Security Council decided it will revoke permits for the schools which are run by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in Read More

170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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Up to 170 migrants are feared dead after two accidents in which dinghies sank in the Mediterranean after leaving North Africa for Europe. One of the vessels capsized off Libya after departing the country on Thursday, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organisation Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's they who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's them who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

117 migrants feared dead as dinghy capsizes off Libya

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Survivors from a rubber dinghy that capsized off Libya fear that more than 100 migrants may have died, a rescue official has said. The fragile vessel left the North African country two days ago and it sank in the Mediterranean, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman Read More

Media & paramedics among 30 wounded at March of Return protest in Gaza

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At least 30 Palestinians have been wounded by live Israeli fire at the Great March of Return protest in Gaza, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reports, including two members of the media and three paramedics. *🚨Palestinian MoH – Gaza*Great March of Return Casualties 1812019 – 6:50pm 30 injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live Read More

Twitter up in arms after Trudeau says he’ll ‘continue to condemn BDS’

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has doubled down on his condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel in comments that have drawn the ire of Twitter users. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Brock University in St. Catharines on Tuesday, Trudeau fielded a question about his previous comments about BDS, Read More