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Israel continues to pummel Gaza, as pressure for a ceasefire grows

Leaders on both sides take stock after a week of fighting THE FIGHTING between Israel and Hamas is about to enter its second week. The bombardment of Gaza is “continuing with full force” and “will take time,” says Binyamin Netanyahu,...

Kuwait strongly condemns barbaric Zionist offensive

GAZA: Palestinians recover the body of a child from the rubble of a destroyed building in Gaza City’s Rimal residential district yesterday following massive Zionist...

Israel bombards Gaza as it confronts mob violence at home

Things continue to escalate in the Holy Land FOR THE past four days, the world has anxiously watched Israel’s border with Gaza, where, on the Israeli side, infantry and armoured battalions have been massing. Palestinian militants in Gaza have launched...

The reinvention of Africa’s biggest lake

THE OLD fishermen at Cape landing site in central Uganda can remember when they first came, in the 1990s, to this sliver of rock that lies between a forest and the lake they call Nnalubaale. There were nine settlers...

Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia plays the diplomat

AS A YOUNG buck, Muhammad bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, thought he could take on the world. He charged into Yemen, detained Lebanon’s prime minister and had his people chop up a mild-mannered dissident, Jamal Khashoggi, in the...

Nigeria’s economy is stuck in a rut

TALK THAT everything is expensive fills the air at a market in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Since February the minibus fare from home to the market has doubled, says Emmanuel Mokwe, who sells kitchen utensils. So has the price...

Why camel traders are getting the hump

In Somaliland women are disrupting traditional ways of selling camels IN 1906 LORENZ HAGENBECK received a request from the German government to supply its colonial army in South-West Africa (modern-day Namibia) with 1,000 camels. The animal trader sought out the...

Israel and Hamas move closer to war

WHAT BEGAN last month as a dispute over metal barricades in Jerusalem has now, in the surreal logic of the Holy Land, brought Israel and Gaza to the brink of war. Since May 10th Palestinian militants in the territory...

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