December 7, 2021
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Lebanon wants ‘best relations’ with Saudi Arabia, GCC, Aoun says

aljazeera– Lebanese President Michel Aoun says his country wants the “best relations” with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries amid an ongoing diplomatic rift with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Aoun said on Monday evening that his country is seeking to reconcile with Saudi Arabia, which severed diplomatic […]
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Mass surveillance fuels oppression of Uighurs and Palestinians

aljazeera– Tech-enabled control of a persecuted population. Abusive facial recognition. Severe restrictions on movement. Branding peaceful dissent as “terrorism”. For many readers, the scenario brings to mind China’s mass human rights violations against millions of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim people. Yet this description would also apply to Israel’s treatment of
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Artists denounce Israeli ban on Palestinian civil society groups

bbc– More than 100 high-profile figures, including musicians and authors, have pledged support for six Palestinian civil society groups that Israel has designated as terrorist organisations. A statement condemns what they call the “unprecedented and blanket attack on Palestinian human rights defenders”. Israel says the groups are a front for a militant
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As Israel threatens power cuts, how can Palestine pay its bills?

aljazeera– The Palestinian Authority’s finances are at a “breaking point”, a United Nations official warned on October 20th. But that didn’t stop Israel’s state-owned electric company from reportedly threatening a week later to cut power to the occupied West Bank if the PA didn’t pay $120m in overdue bills. The threat to plunge Palestine into darkness […]
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Sudan coup: Three killed in protests against military takeover

bbc– Sudan’s security forces have fired live rounds and tear gas at pro-democracy protesters, killing at least three people, a doctors’ committee says. Thousands marched in the capital Khartoum and other cities on Saturday, demanding the reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok. The interior ministry denied that live rounds had been fired.
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How Pakistan finally ended its World Cup drought against India

aljazeera– Jubilant cricket fans poured onto the streets across Pakistan on Sunday to hail their team’s rout of India at the T20 World Cup in Dubai. Pakistan romped to a 10-wicket win, its first ever at the World Cup level over their South Asian neighbours. Firecrackers, blaring car horns and bursts of gunfire rang out […]
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Man falls to death from hot air balloon in Israel

bbc– A man has died in northern Israel after he fell from a hot air balloon and landed on top of a moving car. Israeli media reported that the man, in his 20s, was a member of the balloon’s ground crew who was left hanging on to the balloon’s basket after it took off. The balloon’s […]