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This Camp In Jerusalem Is A Showcase For Palestinians' Future

Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images<p>Palestinians from the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem watch as Israeli forces replace the collapsed …

Jerusalem

White students made to look black on US site for French college

A French art college has apologised after a photograph of white students was digitally manipulated to make some look black in an attempt to broaden the college’s appeal in the US.<p>Former students of the private Émile Cohl art school in Lyon flagged up on social media that a picture taken of a group …

World News

Palestinians still live under apartheid in Israel, 25 years after the Oslo accord | Avi Shlaim

Twenty-five years ago today the Oslo accord was signed by Israel’s prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat in the Rose Garden of the White House, with Bill Clinton acting as an enthusiastic master of ceremonies. Despite its many shortcomings, the accord represented a historic …

West Bank

Russia accuses U.S. of dropping banned phosphorus bombs on Syrian village

Russia’s military has accused the U.S. Air Force of using banned white phosphorus bombs during air strikes in Syria‘s Deir ez-Zor province.<p>The …

Middle East

Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open Victory Against Serena Williams, Nearly Ruined by a Call, Is Redeemed by Empathy and Grace

When the trophy presentation after the U.S. Open women’s final was announced, the crowd booed. It was an ugly sound, filling Arthur Ashe Stadium, ricocheting off the closed roof. The champion, Naomi Osaka, tugged her visor over her eyes and cried.<p>It had been her dream to play Serena Williams in the …

Osaka

Serena Williams's U.S. Open Loss Was Humiliating—But Not for Her

What happened to the superstar was shocking. It was not surprising.<p>On Saturday, many tennis fans witnessed an emotional, gut-wrenching conclusion to the U.S. Open. They also witnessed exactly what women of color lifting each other up looks like—even during personal devastation.<p>In this case, …

U.S. Open (Tennis)

US police officer walks into wrong apartment, kills man

Protesters in Texas are demanding immediate jail for a Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead …

Law Enforcement

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

The Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss their plans to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro, according to American officials and a former Venezuelan military commander who participated in the talks.<p>Establishing a …

Trump Administration

Belgium shocked by TV weather woman's encounter with racism

BRUSSELS (AP) — Media outlets and politicians in Belgium expressed shock and dismay Friday after two high-profile reports of racism rocked the kingdom this week, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections.<p>Cecile Djunga, a black weather presenter with state …

Elections

Wisconsin Police Detain Black Teen Riding With White Grandmother After He’s Mistaken for Robber

Officers detained a black teenager riding in a car with his white grandmother over the Labor Day weekend after police say they got a report of a …

African-American News

Trump administration moves to detain migrant families longer | The Star

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday moved to abandon a long-standing court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be …

Immigration

A black police organization issued a powerful defense of Colin Kaepernick

The National Black Police Association says police backlash to Nike’s campaign “perpetuates the narrative that police are racist.”<p>When Nike announced this week that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the face of their new 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign, some police groups …

Rights & Freedoms

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Back Syrian Rebels

Israel secretly armed and funded at least 12 rebel groups in southern Syria that helped prevent Iran-backed fighters and militants of the Islamic …

Middle East

York board apologizes for principal’s anti-Muslim postings | The Star

The York Region school board has publicly apologized for the anti-Muslim, “discriminatory and disrespectful” social media postings of an elementary …

Human Rights

They’re not white nationalists, they’re white supremacists

<b>(Getty/AP/Salon)</b><p>If you disagree with them, you’re a race traitor, just like me<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>September 5, 2018 11:00pm (UTC)<p>There was a time when you didn’t run across names like Richard Spencer, Jared Taylor, Jason Kessler, Arthur Jones, and Russell Walker in the press as often as you do …

Rights & Freedoms

Human rights groups cheer Spain for cancelling bombs sale to Saudi Arabia

Human rights organizations are cheering the Spanish government's decision to revoke an agreement to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia, and calling on other …

Human Rights

Opinion: No More Palestinian Refugees

Who said this? “The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from history while the strong, for good or for ill, survive. The strong are …

Israel

Israel's top court says West Bank village can be demolished

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians.<p>The court rejected an appeal to block the …

Israel

Saudi Arabia criminalises online satire

Saudi Arabia will punish online satire that "disrupts public order" with up to five years in prison, the public prosecutor said , as the kingdom cracks down on dissent.<p>"Producing and distributing content that ridicules, mocks, provokes and disrupts public order, religious values and public morals …

Saudi Arabia

Israeli fire wounds protesters near Gaza crossing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire on Tuesday as they protested near Gaza's main personnel crossing with Israel, the Health Ministry in Gaza said.<p>Israel's military said Palestinians hurled rocks at the crossing and damaged infrastructure, prompting troops …

Gaza

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and honourary Canadian, slammed after Myanmar imprisons journalists

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is being pilloried by diplomats and human rights activists after a judge in the southeast Asian country sentenced two …

Asia

New York Yemenis mourn US role in their country's civil war

When the spicy lamb haneeth arrives at the table of New York’s Yemen Cafe, the world’s worst humanitarian disaster can seem very far away.<p>But as the men at the table tear into sheets of charred bread straight from a clay oven, lunchtime conversation on Brooklyn’s busy Atlantic Avenueis dominated by …

Middle East

Israel threatens attack on Iranian assets installed in Iraq

Israel has threatened to attack any Iranian military assets in Iraq as it has done in Syria, following reports Tehran has moved ballistic missiles closer to the Jewish state.<p>Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's defence minister, signalled on Monday it would “contend” with Iranian provocations wherever they …

Middle East

Two Journalists Were Sentenced To Prison For Reporting On Human Rights Abuses In Myanmar

Ann Wang / Reuters<p>Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone leaves the court in Yangon, Myanmar.<p>Officials in Myanmar sentenced two Reuters journalists who …

Human Rights

Our financial system only works for the 1%. It will take another crash to fix it | John Quiggin

Banking has developed an ingrained culture of dishonesty<p>The royal commission into banks has uncovered fraud and misconduct on a massive scale, amounting to nearly $1bn and perhaps more. The usual defences of “bad apples” and “rogue advisers” have fallen apart as it becomes evident the problems are …

Financial Services

Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools

The fact that companies that arm and support human rights abusing regimes are targeting children is extremely concerning Andrew Smith, CAAT<p>Events and challenges run by industry in partnership with schools help to inspire the next generation of engineers Paul Everitt, ADS chief executive<p>Arms …

Human Rights

Deadly air strike on bus in Yemen is an ‘apparent war crime’: rights group

An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen that killed dozens of people in Yemen last month is an “apparent war crime,” an international rights group said Sunday.<p>The coalition backing Yemeni internationally recognized government expressed on Saturday …

Middle East

As Saudi Arabia considers killing a women's rights activist, the United States should offer her asylum

Amid the controversies that have erupted over our southern border, it can be easy to forget why the United States has long maintained a policy of …

Immigration

Army official won’t get US immigration post after anti-Muslim tirades

Guy Sands-Pingot ripped into Muslims, trans people, and immigrants.<p>A senior army official who posted anti-Muslim comments on Facebook has been taken …

Islamophobia