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Malaysia: Najib Razak, his fundamental other banned from leaving country 0

Malaysia: Najib Razak, his fundamental other banned from leaving country

Ousted Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have been blacklisted from leaving the country, immigration authorities said on Saturday. The statement by Malaysian Immigration Department was issued moments after the scandal-plagued former prime minister said in a Facebook post that he and his family were taking a holiday overseas starting from…

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Women unwanted: ‘This is no longer a nation for women folks’

Montenegro suffers from the strong traditional priority of continuing the family line by conceiving a boy, a feat seen as a near obligation for young couples. Difficult to eradicate, the tradition has pressured couples into undergoing selective abortion, choosing to continue a pregnancy only if the unborn child is male. The practice, commonly known as…

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Democratic Republic of Congo: a nation on the brink

On January 21, Therese Kapangala, a 24-year-old Congolese woman studying to be a nun, left her home in Kinshasa to attend church in the Commune of Kintambo. Therese never returned home. She was shot by security forces outside her church, just after Sunday mass. The bullet entered her arm and went to her heart. She died on…

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UN Jerusalem resolution: How every nation voted

The United Nations has voted by a huge majority to declare a unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”. At an emergency session of the body’s General Assembly on Thursday, 128 countries voted in favour of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision on December 6. Nine countries voted…

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Can you lead a country you do no longer adore?

In the fifth episode of the podcast Closer Than They Appear, Wallace talks to two people who have had political power or fought for political justice in the American system. Political commentator Van Jones and podcaster, activist, and lawyer Rabia Chaudry talk about love and power – their complicated love for the US, and whether or not…

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Assad to Putin: Thanks for ‘saving our country’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for “saving” his country and for Russia’s support in Syria. The two heads of state met for talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Monday, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday. They discussed the fight against “terrorism” and the possibilities…