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Analysis: China can’t do much to help Russia’s sanction-hit economy
World

Analysis: China can’t do much to help Russia’s sanction-hit economy

Will China help Russia cope with the fallout from economic sanctions? That has been the big question since Russia invaded Ukraine last week.…
Burn or spurn? What to do with Western waste
Environment

Burn or spurn? What to do with Western waste

Western countries must increasingly deal with hard to dispose of plastics because China and many southeastern Asian countries no longer…
20% of IS militants are citizens of European countries: Dar El Ifta
Egypt

20% of IS militants are citizens of European countries: Dar El Ifta

The state-run Dar al-Ifta issued a statement on Wednesday in which it warned of the consequences that result from the return…
Rushdie warns of new dangers to free speech in West
Books

Rushdie warns of new dangers to free speech in West

Violence against writers and a misplaced sense of political correctness pose new dangers to freedom of speech in the West,…
Syria rebels insist no role for Assad despite Western overtures
Middle East

Syria rebels insist no role for Assad despite Western overtures

Syrian opposition forces say they will never accept President Bashar al-Assad's rule, after signs that Western powers may be willing…
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