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Quantity of energetic Facebook users elevated despite scandals

Facebook says its user base and and revenue increased significantly in the first three months of 2018, despite the setback caused by the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. The California-based social-media company released its quarterly results on Wednesday evening. The company saw the number of monthly active users increase to 2.2bn, 13 percent higher than in…

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Sinai Peninsula: Sisi’s offensive continues despite guarantees

Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has long been one of the most under-developed areas of the North African country, despite renewed pledges by successive governments to transform the volatile desert region into a promising tourism and agricultural hub. The country’s longest-serving presidents have never been interested in investing resources to develop the area, experts say, including Egypt’s…

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Eight killed in Japanese Ghouta in spite of ceasefire

Military bombardment and shelling have continued overnight, killing at least eight people in the besieged Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta, despite the supposed ceasefire brokered by Russia, according to monitors. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday that in the last 24 hours, the victims were killed following government bombardment across Eastern Ghouta,…

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Kuwait: GCC will proceed to aim without reference to rift

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will continue to operate and carry out its duties despite an ongoing spat between several Gulf countries, Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister has said. Khaled al-Jarallah said on Wednesday that Kuwait aims to continue its role as an active member of the council and will do so by hosting a lawmakers’…

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Muslims succeed in Russia despite xenophobia

Moscow, Russia – Ravshan and Joomshut are two comical characters playing labour migrants from ex-Soviet Central Asia in Our Russia, an immensely popular TV show. Their broken Russian, bad hygiene, servitude to their Slavic boss and complaints about their unfortunate sex lives have made their names a slur – a negative symbol of many Russians’ attitudes…

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Rohingya villages razed in spite of refugee deal: HRW

Myanmar continued to destroy Rohingya villages just days after signing a refugee resettlement deal, according to a rights group. Satellite images of Myanmar published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday revealed destruction in 40 Rohingya villages since October. “The Burmese army’s destruction of Rohingya villages within days of signing a refugee repatriation agreement with Bangladesh shows…