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Beirut turns into a battleground as clashes escalate

Protesters threw stones at security forces who fired back with tear gas and water cannon during the most violent weekend in Lebanon‘s capital since the beginning of mostly peaceful demonstrations three months ago. It was the second consecutive night that violence erupted as people grow frustrated by the worsening financial crisis[…]

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No more arms: Libya protagonists pledge to halt weapon transfers

Several significant powers signed a landmark agreement to limit foreign interference in the war in Libya and to push the country’s warring factions towards a peaceful end to the fighting. Speaking to journalists after a much-anticipated summit in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday’s agreement advances[…]

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Turkey lifts ban on Wikipedia

Turkey has restored access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia after the official publication of a Constitutional Court ruling that the more than two-year block was a violation of freedom of expression. The detailed version of the ruling published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday opened the way for an end to[…]

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Microsoft CEO Nadella criticises India’s citizenship law

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Nadella has criticised a new citizenship law passed by India’s Hindu nationalist government last month that critics say goes against the spirit of the country’s secular constitution. The legislation, which makes faith as the basis of citizenship, has triggered nationwide protests against the government[…]

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