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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.

Yemeni Separatists Relinquish Control of Buildings in Aden

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

The separatists’ takeover of Aden has strained a Saudi-led military coalition formed to confront the Iranian-aligned Houthis, who bombed a Saudi oil facility on Saturday.

Peace Road Map for Afghanistan Will Let Taliban Negotiate Women’s Rights

Posted on Saturday August 17, 2019

Afghanistan must “be free of fear and abuse” under a final peace deal, says the country’s ambassador to Washington. An agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban, for new talks with Kabul, raises concerns that women may lose rights in future Afghan governments.

In Tlaib’s Ancestral Village, Grandmother Weathers a Global Political Storm

Posted on Saturday August 17, 2019

Suddenly pulled into an international uproar, the 90-year-old grandmother of Representative Rashida Tlaib has barely kept up with the dizzying drama.

Tlaib Renounces Trip to West Bank Under Israel’s Conditions

Posted on Saturday August 17, 2019

Israel said Ms. Tlaib could visit her grandmother in the West Bank if she agreed not to “promote boycotts.” Ms. Tlaib initially agreed then canceled.

The Anti-Boycott Law Israel Used to Bar Both Omar and Tlaib

Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

The nation has used the 2017 law to deny entry to some foreign supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Israeli Decision on Omar and Tlaib Inflames Politics in Two Countries

Posted on Friday August 16, 2019

Mr. Trump’s call to bar the two congresswomen was an extraordinary step to influence an allied nation and punish his political opponents at home.

Gibraltar Releases Iranian Tanker, Hours After U.S. Asked to Seize It

Posted on Thursday August 15, 2019

The government in the British territory said Thursday morning that the United States had applied to seize the Iranian vessel. By the afternoon, it had been released.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray gives support to South Mumbai fishmongers

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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.