NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

NBA website changes Palestine definition after Israeli minister’s letter

Israel’s far-right sports and culture minister has taken credit for the US National Basketball Association’s decision to remove the description “occupied” from its depiction of Palestine on its website, despite the fact that the phrase describes the internationally recognised legal...
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Victory for Assad looks increasingly likely as world loses interest in Syria

Victory for Assad looks increasingly likely as world loses interest in Syria

In recent months, as supplies of aid, money and weapons to Syria’s opposition have dwindled, it had clung to the hope that ongoing international political support would prevent an outright victory for Bashar al-Assad and his backers. Not any more....
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Hey Macarena: Saudi police detain 14-year-old boy for dancing in the street

Hey Macarena: Saudi police detain 14-year-old boy for dancing in the street

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the 1990s hit song Macarena at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah, in a clip that was widely shared on social...
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Hassan Rouhani takes oath for second term with swipe at Trump

Hassan Rouhani takes oath for second term with swipe at Trump

Hassan Rouhani has been sworn in for a second term in office in a Tehran ceremony over the weekend that highlighted European support for the nuclear deal with the west despite Donald Trump’s threats to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement....
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Radiohead’s Thom Yorke responds as Ken Loach criticises Israel gig

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke responds as Ken Loach criticises Israel gig

Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke has responded to criticism by film director Ken Loach over the band’s upcoming performance in Tel Aviv. Loach wrote in a comment piece in the Independent: “[Radiohead’s] stubborn refusal to engage with the many critic...
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