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Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

The racist comedy trope, unacceptable in the West, is alive and well in mainstream Arab media.

Sudan Erupts in Celebration After Army and Civilians Agree to Share Power

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

The deal signals an end to eight months of popular protests, the ouster of a dictator and a bloody military-led crackdown.

Ebola Outbreak Spreads to 3rd Province in Eastern Congo

Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

Two new cases were confirmed in South Kivu, according to the Health Ministry.

As Gang Murders Surge, South Africa Sends Army to Cape Town, and the City Cheers

Posted on Tuesday August 13, 2019

Cape Town has become one of the world’s most dangerous cities, and the government has deployed troops to quell the violence. Many residents welcome the soldiers’ presence, but worry about what’s next.

Car Bomb Kills 3 U.N. Staff Members Outside a Benghazi Mall

Posted on Monday August 12, 2019

The attack came even as Libya’s warring sides said they had accepted a cease-fire proposed by the United Nations ahead of a Muslim holiday.

More Than 60 Killed in Fuel Tank Explosion in Tanzania

Posted on Saturday August 10, 2019

At least 62 people were killed and 70 others injured on Saturday when a crashed tanker exploded while a crowd was trying to siphon off fuel.

Tanzanian Police Say 62 Killed When Siphoned Tanker Explodes

Posted on Sunday August 11, 2019

A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its kind in the East African country.

A Coup Offered Hope to Zimbabwe. Has Its New President Delivered?

Posted on Saturday August 10, 2019

In a rare interview, President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa defended his political and economic record.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray gives support to South Mumbai fishmongers

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - Bureau Chief India July 19, 2019

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Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - Bureau Chief India July 19, 2019

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Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

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Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

Super 30, featuring Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur, is set to hit screens on July 12, 2019.

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

One Minute It Was an Afghan Wedding. The Next, a Funeral for 63.

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings have provided a rare respite from the violence. On Saturday, a bomber took away even that.

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban in Show of Strength After Tumult

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests.

Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.

Teenage Brides Trafficked to China Reveal Ordeal: ‘Ma, I’ve Been Sold’

Posted on Saturday August 17, 2019

With women far outnumbered by men in China, some Chinese men are importing wives from neighboring countries, and using force to do so.