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Gaza war comments, ghosts of past anti-Semitism rows haunt UK’s Labour Party

Voters in the northern English town of Rochdale go to the polls Thursday in a by-election that has roiled the Labour party with a new anti-Semitism controversy. Britain’s main opposition party was the clear favourite until its candidate was disowned for espousing conspiracy theories about Israel. The row recalls the party’s anti-Semitism crisis under its […]

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews break tradition to enlist in Israeli military

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox Jews make up 15 percent of the population and enjoy a special status. They do not pay certain taxes and are exempt from military service, a privilege that has been questioned by some politicians since the war against Hamas erupted. But following the October 7 attacks, thousands of young ultra-Orthodox men have come

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🔴 Live: Israeli signals progress in Gaza truce talks, delegation to be sent to Qatar

After an Israeli delegation was sent to Paris for ceasefire talks on Saturday, Israeli discussed of  progress in mediated negotiations on a new Gaza truce to recover hostages held by Hamas. According to local media, the meeting had concluded with the cabinet agreeing to send a delegation to Qatar in the coming days to continue the

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In Spain, Ukrainian civilians prepare for battle at a training centre near Madrid

Located one hour from Madrid, the Toledo Training Command centre is one of the largest military training centres in Europe. Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians who have volunteered to head to the front are training there as part of the EU Military Assistance Mission in support of Ukraine (EUMAM), set up in October 2022. Spain is one

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Israeli ground offensive in Rafah ‘aimed at making Gaza uninhabitable’

Israel has announced plans to launch a full-scale offensive on the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza strip, claiming it is the only way to “completely destroy” Hamas. But according to former French military officer and author Guillaume Ancel, a large-scale military operation in the city that is now host to half of Gaza’s population is of no

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Maidan Revolution protesters lament enduring corruption in Ukraine, 10 years on

Ukraine is marking the 10th anniversary of the shooting of dozens of protesters in Kyiv during the Maidan Revolution, which toppled the country’s Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych and led to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and a pro-Russian separatist movement in the east. FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg spoke with Denys Tarakhkotelik, a protest leader during the

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End to birthright citizenship in France’s Mayotte causes dismay in Comoros

Every year, thousands of people attempt the perilous 70km sea crossing from Comoros to the French overseas department of Mayotte in search of a better life there. But now, the French government has announced plans to take a radical step to deter more migrants from coming: denying citizenship to children born on Mayotte to foreign

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How a wave of disinformation is endangering Rohingya refugees in Indonesia

Dozens of photos and videos that have been either “doctored” or taken out of context so as to negatively portray Rohingya refugees have been circulating on Indonesian social media. This wave of disinformation has become so intense that the United Nations is worried about the refugees’ safety – even in Aceh province, which has, historically, been

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