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Tributes pour in for late Kenyan scholar Calestous Juma

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:52:38 GMT

The Kenyan academic passed away in the US at the age of 64, drawing emotional responses in Kenya and the world.



Billionaire Sabih al-Masri detained in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:03:54 GMT

Arab Bank chairman Sabih al-Masri detained for questioning during business trip to Saudi capital, family members say.



Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:32:30 GMT

Ibrahim Abu Thurayyah, who lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli air raid, was killed on Friday during a protest in Gaza.



Tax reform plan a 'bid to make US inequality champion'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:18:30 GMT

UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and rights says proposed tax plan will 'greatly increase' income inequality.



Who will replace Zuma? 'Battle for ANC's heart' starts

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:04:10 GMT

Delegates will choose future leader of the African National Congress, with the winner likely to replace President Zuma.



The death of the Russian far right

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:03:20 GMT

How the Kremlin destroyed the far right in Russia, while backing it in the West.



Rwanda needs to take torture seriously

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:53:21 GMT

There is evidence of torture and abuse of civilians in detention which the Rwandan government cannot deny.



Nadezhda Kutepova: Life in Russia's secret nuclear city

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:31:10 GMT

Activist Kutepova on growing up in a city that saw the world's third-worst nuclear accident and being exiled as traitor.



Central Philippines suffers widespread flooding

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:46:07 GMT

Kai-Tak, a major flood risk to the Visayas Islands of central Philippines, threatening two more days of rain.



Online streaming wars: Behind the Disney-Fox deal

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:19:37 GMT

With the purchase of 21st Century Fox, Hollywood heavyweight Walt Disney takes on technology titans in streaming wars.



Former general to play key role in Zimbabwe elections

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:49:43 GMT

Major General Engelbert Rugeje has been appointed as national commissar, sparking concerns of a 'militarised campaign'.



'Fetus', 'transgender' banned in CDC budget: Report

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:49:34 GMT

Trump slammed after Washington Post reports seven words are prohibited in health agency budget documents.



Jerusalem: Media flashpoints and erased narratives

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:00:27 GMT

Tropes, omissions and flaws in the coverage of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Plus, WhatsApp in India.



Does the right to free speech endanger minorities?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:51:42 GMT

Do Muslim communities have a particular problem with the right to free speech, or has Islam been unfairly targeted?



Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:49:50 GMT

Amasa Firdaus 'dress code violation' sparks fierce debate on social media, with many calling for #JusticeforFirdaus.



Debate: Is freedom of speech absolute?

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:44:01 GMT

Should so-called 'hate speech' be restricted, or would doing so threaten democracy?



Hassan Diab case: 'A labyrinth of injustice'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:22:29 GMT

Despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence, Lebanese Canadian professor has spent three years in French prison.



US: Jury deliberation begins for first J20 defendants

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:04:57 GMT

Trial winds down for six facing charges related to their alleged participation in protests against Trump's inauguration.



US to UNSC: North Korea must stop tests, start talking

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:00:03 GMT

US secretary of state says North Korea must stop 'threatening behaviour' before talks with Washington can resume.



Syria blame game continues after failed Geneva talks

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:35:24 GMT

US calls on Syrian government to 'participate fully' in Geneva talks, while Damascus blames stalemate on preconditions.



Austria's far right set to enter government

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:23:37 GMT

Sebastien Kurz to become world's youngest leader as conservative People's Party enters coalition with right-wing FPO.



Palestinians in Lebanon: 'It's like living in a prison'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:08:41 GMT

Trump's controversial Jerusalem decision has compounded the misery of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.



Jerusalem as capital: All the latest

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 06:06:21 GMT

Here are the latest developments since Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.



Q&A: South Africa's ruling ANC faces 'a deep crisis'

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:48:49 GMT

Independent analyst Ebrahim Fakir discusses what ANC's leadership contest means for the party and for South Africa.



Europe's far-right leaders to meet in Prague

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:52:59 GMT

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders to feature in Prague meeting likely to face protests as Czech rightwing gains strength.