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  • Why cease-fire with Hamas has formed cracks in Israeli coalition

    Above them, a barrage of rockets reeled through the air toward Sderot, their town on Israel’s southern border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. “We in the southern border area have always supported Bibi,” Madmoni says, using Mr. Netanyahu’s nickname.

    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:39:30 -0500
  • ‘There are no people’: China’s crackdown in the Uyghur heartland

    The high ratio of detentions uncovered in the village, while only one data point, offers further firsthand confirmation that China’s program of mass incarceration of ethnic Uyghurs in political education camps in Xinjiang has swept up vast numbers of people in recent years. Experts and human rights groups estimate that as many as 1 million of the total Uyghur population of 11 million have been forced to undergo “reeducation” in the most serious assault by Chinese authorities on Muslim minorities since the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution. China’s ruling Communist Party since 2016 has intensified a “strike hard operation” against what it views as religious extremism, terrorism, and separatist tendencies among Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic groups in Xinjiang, a strategic frontier with Central Asia.

    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:09:51 -0500
  • In Niger, a reporter seeks a refund and finds astonishing generosity

    It could have been an infuriating experience. And then, suddenly, a Nigerien sales clerk transformed the moment into something entirely different.

    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:06:55 -0500
  • For migrants abused in Libya, Europe extends a thin lifeline

    Critics say it is just a hypocritical exercise to salve Europe’s conscience. But for Alessandra Morelli, the local head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an unusual international effort to rescue refugees from Libya and give them new homes “brings people back to life.”

    Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:00:04 -0500
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