Build a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy- but person still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700 -mile desert barrier keep Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for suggesting that Spain emulate his $25 bn dream for the US-Mexico border and” build a wall” across the Sahara desert. According to Spain’s foreign minister, Josep […]

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‘ We don’t care who wins ‘: young Gazans ensure little option in Israel’s elections

On Gaza Citys quayside, Palestinians fear that Benjamin Netanyahus challengers in Tuesdays poll are as belligerent as he is As reflections from the quayside lights twinkle in the water below, the fisherman Maher Abu Hazima takes a five shekel coin from his pocket and holds it face up.” That’s Netanyahu ,” he says before turning […]

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Malta ‘fuelling Libya instability’ by failing to tackle oil smuggling

International observers advise illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities virtually$ 1bn a year Maltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for traffickers of oil from Libya. International commentators have warned that it is contributing to destabilisation in Libya and costing the country nearly$ 1bn( PS740m) a […]

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‘ We don’t care who wins ‘: young Gazans assure little selection in Israel’s elections

On Gaza Citys quayside, Palestinians fear that Benjamin Netanyahus challengers in Tuesdays poll are as belligerent as he is As reflections from the quayside suns twinkle in the water below, the fisherman Maher Abu Hazima takes a five shekel coin from his pocket and holds it face up.” That’s Netanyahu ,” he says before turning […]

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‘ We don’t care who wins ‘: young Gazans consider little option in Israel’s elections

On Gaza Citys quayside, Palestinians fear that Benjamin Netanyahus challengers in Tuesdays poll are as belligerent as he is As reflections from the quayside illuminations twinkle in the water below, the fisherman Maher Abu Hazima takes a five shekel coin from his pocket and holds it face up.” That’s Netanyahu ,” he says before turning […]

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Influx of refugees from Yemen divides South Korean resort island

Arrival of refugees has sparked debate about countrys role in accept asylum seekers Hamza al-Odaini had two routes before him after he graduated from secondary school in Yemen: be forced to pick up a firearm and battle in the civil war now in its fourth year, or flee the country. In the end, his mother […]

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‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers profit as downturn drives European exodus

Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and tax hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Migration and developing ‘Tunisia is finished’: smugglers gain as downturn drives European exodus Growing unemployment, dwindling wages and taxation hikes trigger rise in illegal migration and concerns over terrorism Global development is supported by About this content Simon Speakman […]

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Palestinians do not want to negate Israel. We simply want a future | Atef Abu Saif

We Gazans may be penned in like animals but on Nakba day we will show the world our humanity is unbroken, says the Palestinian writer Atef Abu Saif On the first Friday of the Great March of Return I went to the border between Gaza and Israel with my two youngest children, Yasser and Jaffa. […]

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Trapped in Yemen: Dave Eggers on one man’s astonishing oppose to get home to America

Even before the US travel ban, Californian Mokhtar Alkhanshali found himself stranded on a business trip, left to find his own way out of a war zone In the spring of 2015, I met Mokhtar Alkhanshali outside the Blue Bottle Coffee headquarters in Oakland, California. He had just returned from Yemen, having narrowly escaped with […]

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