From wedding dresses to soap: Gaza event highlights Israeli siege

School supplies, medical equipment, power generators, and even children's bicycles - these are just some of the items displayed at a new exhibition in the Gaza Strip showcasing more than 1,000 "basic commodities" banned from entering the coastal enclave due to Israel's crippling blockade. Business owners, commerce officials and several non-governmental groups attended the event on…

Is there any way to stop guns printed in 3D?

A US court has barred a self-described "crypto-anarchist" from publishing the software blueprints for 3D printed guns. But information is already available on the internet and if publications had gone ahead it would have immediately become a lot easier to download the plans for the weapons. And with the quality of 3D printers rapidly rising…

Mali election: The winds of change, or deja vu all over again?

The results from Mali's presidential election were finally announced on Thursday, with incumbent President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's share of votes falling short of the 50 percent required to secure an outright victory. The 73-year-old Keita - or "IBK" as he is known in Mali - won 41 percent of Sunday's vote. He will now seek…

Afghan asylum seekers on hunger-strike protest against eviction

Glasgow, Scotland - Rahman Shah was born in a refugee camp in Peshawar 32 years ago and has never been to Afghanistan. But because Pakistan does not grant citizenship to children born in camps, he had no passport for travel. He came to Scotland to seek asylum 12 years ago by an arduous overland route. On…

Portland: What to expect from the far-right Patriot Prayer rally

Portland is bracing for potential clashes at a far-right rally this weekend, just a month after a similar gathering descended into what police in the Oregon city labelled a riot.  On Saturday, demonstrators plan to flood the northwestern US city for a "Freedom March" organised by Joey Gibson, a prominent far-right figure, supporter of President…

‘Nothing to do’: Displaced Rohingya lament life in no-man’s land

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - With a blue and white-checkered lungi tied around his waist, Nur al-Amin gazes across a narrow muddy canal running along rows of tarpaulin-roofed bamboo shacks. "There is no work here and nothing to do," he says, recounting his monotonous routine. "I wake up at dawn to pray, I read Quran, I take…

Iraq’s farmers hit hard by water shortages

Radwaniya, Iraq - The canals branching out of the Tigris river and into the adjoining farmlands are empty and dry. Devoid of water, the rice, wheat and barley fields are left without vegetation. The Tigris today is far shallower than it was a year ago, and for farmers in Iraq, this is a catastrophe. Omar Di'ibil,…

Zimbabwe: Chamisa rejects Mnangagwa’s poll win, vows legal action

Harare, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has rejected President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory as fraudulent, saying he will pursue legal and constitutional means to challenge the result. His comments on Friday came as Mnangagwa denied the opposition claims, hailing "a free, fair and credible election". In the early hours of Friday, the electoral commission said Mnangagwa, of…

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