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Qatar pays Gaza salaries to ease tensions; Israel says money’s not for Hamas

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GAZA (NewsHeaders) – A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, offering Hamas
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U.N. urges end to U.S. embargo on Cuba, U.S. raises rights concerns

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UNITED NATIONS (HeadlineNews) – The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted its 27th annual resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on
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Saudi-led coalition masses troops near Yemen’s Hodeidah as pressure mounts to end war

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ADEN (HeadlineNews) – The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in
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France’s ban on full-body Islamic veil violates human rights: U.N. rights panel

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GENEVA (HeadlineNews) – The U.N. Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the niqab, the full-body Islamic veil, was a violation of
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Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

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GENEVA (HeadlineNews) – U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming “Aquaman” superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her