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Dec14

Twitter CEO acknowledges plight of Rohingya Muslims

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey is under fire for failing to address the humanitarian crisis involving the Rohingya Muslims during his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar. Dorsey published a thread on his Twitter page last Sunday praising Myanmar’s people as “full of joy,” and heaping equal praise on the nation’s cuisine. Critics angrily accused Dorsey of ignoring the plight of more than 700,000 Rohingyas who fled from northern Rakhine state into neighboring Bangladesh to avoid a scorched earth campaign launched by the military in response to a series of attacks by Rohingya militants on security outposts. A special United...

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Dec07

Pakistan urges US to exit Afghanistan as “friend” not “failure”

By: Ayaz Gul Source: VOA News ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military says it is taking “every step” required to help the United States successfully achieve a political reconciliation in Afghanistan and exit the war-shattered country “as friend of the region, not as a failure.” The statement comes a day after U.S. special envoy for Afghan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Islamabad and sought cooperation from the Pakistani leadership for Washington’s renewed push for finding a negotiated end to the 17-year-old war with the Taliban. Army spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor told reporters in Rawalpindi, where the military is headquartered, that...

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Dec02

The Iranian disinformation machine

By: Reuters Source: Reuters LONDON, WASHINGTON: Nile Net Online website promises Egyptians “true news” from its offices in the heart of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, “to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world.” Its views on America do not chime with those of Egypt’s state media, which celebrate Donald Trump’s warm relations with Cairo. In one recent article, Nile Net Online derided the American president as a “low-level theater actor” who “turned America into a laughing stock” after he attacked Iran in a speech at the UN. Until recently, Nile Net Online had more than 115,000 page-followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But its contact telephone numbers, including...

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