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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…