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Ecuador says exploring mediation to solve Assange standoff

January 10, 2018   By Reuters   This handout photo released by the press office of Equador’s Foreign Ministry shows Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa speaking during a meeting with foreign correspondents in Quito on Tuesday. (AFP)   QUITO: Ecuador said on Tuesday it was exploring mediation to solve the standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed ...

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French town bans pork-free school meals in move branded ‘anti-Muslim’

Tuesday, January 09, 2018   Decision by far-right local authority in southern France, affecting about 150 mainly Muslim pupils, has been called ‘an attack on the rights of children’   In a newspaper article announcing the policy change, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire said pork-free meals were ‘anti-Republican’. Photograph: BSIP/UIG via Getty Images   By AFP in Beaucaire   ...

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Qatar slammed for funding ‘terrorist’ Muslim Brotherhood in UK

Tuesday, January 09, 2018   By Greg Wilcox   LONDON: Qatar has been strongly criticized for its alleged funding of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK by a senior British Army veteran and counter-insurgency expert, who also called the group a “terrorist organization.” Col. Tim Collins, who served in Northern Ireland and the second Iraq War, was speaking in Westminster ...

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H&M removes ‘coolest monkey’ ad after racism accusation

  8 January, 2018   A black boy models a hoodie with the slogan ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’. Source: H&M   Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.   By AFP – SBS   A photo on the ...

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Zimbabwe Charges Mugabe Loyalists With Corruption

January 08, 2018   Job Sikhala, the lawyer for former foreign affairs minister Walter Mzembi, talks to reporters after court proceedings where he said charges against his client were “really ridiculous,” in Harare, Zimbabwe, Jan 6, 2018. (S. Mhofu/VOA)   VOA Staff   HARARE — Two former Zimbabwean cabinet ministers, who were loyal to ousted president Robert Mugabe, appeared in ...

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Iranian ex-president Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest: Reports

ARAB NEWS | Published — Sunday 7 January 2018   The former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reported to have been arrested for inciting unrest. (AP)   TEHRAN: The former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reported to have been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the regime, Al Arabiya reported, who were quoting earlier media reports with “reliable ...

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