Qatar Says Gaza Payments to Continue as Annexation Date Nears

Starbucks to Pause Advertising on All Social Media Platforms

Starbucks Corp. is suspending ads on all social media platforms, the latest company reevaluating marketing channels as critics accuse platforms such as Facebook Inc. of failing to control hateful and misleading content.

“We will pause advertising on all social media platforms while we continue discussions internally, with our media partners and with civil rights organizations in the effort to stop the spread of hate speech,” the coffee chain said in a statement Sunday. “We believe more must be done to create welcoming and inclusive online communities.”

A growing number of companies, including Hershey Co., Coca-Cola Co., and PepsiCo., have pledged to suspend advertising on Facebook, raising pressure on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to do more. The social media giantannounced Friday that it will begin labeling all posts that include information about voting with a link encouraging users to get facts from the company’s new voting hub, and expanded its prohibition on hate speech in advertising.

Companies Pile Into Facebook Boycott Over Content Policy

Madeleine McCann case: German paedophile identified as suspect

A new development in one of the UK’s most high-profile missing persons cases.

A German paedophile has been identified as the prime suspect in the disappearance of a British girl 13 years ago.

Madeleine McCann was three years old when she went missing while on holiday with her family in Portugal in 2007.

 

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

Foreign airlines to resume flights to China

The easing of restrictions follows an announcement by the US that it is banning all Chinese airlines, starting from June 16.

From Monday, foreign airlines can once again fly into China.

Beijing had refused to let in American passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But the easing of restrictions follows an announcement by the US that it is banning all Chinese airlines, starting from June 16.

Al Jazeera’s Katrina Yu reports from Beijing.

Femicide in Argentina: Not One Less protest held despite lockdown

Thousands defy the lockdown in Argentina to protest against the killing of women.

Thousands of people in Argentina have defied a coronavirus lockdown to join protests calling for an end to the killing of women.

The “Not One Less” movement has been gaining momentum over the past five years as femicide continues to rise.

Rights groups say at least 57 women are known to have been killed since the start of the lockdown.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Venezuelans returning home after Colombia economic lockdown

Venezuelans who fled an economic collapse in their country have begun returning home as neighbouring Colombia restricts economic activity to prevent COVID-19.

Venezuelans who fled an economic collapse in their country have begun returning home as neighbouring Colombia restricts economic activity to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The decision has left many migrants without money, making it difficult to buy food or pay rent.

But heading back home is also a challenge for many.

Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo explains.

Malawi opposition leader sworn in as president

Lazarus Chakwera won the rerun of the presidential election with just less than 59 percent of the vote, marking a landmark result in African politics.

Malawi’s opposition leader has been sworn in as president, marking a landmark result in African politics.

Lazarus Chakwera won the rerun of the presidential election with just less than 59 percent of the vote.

But the new leader faces many challenges.

Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports.

South Africa eases lockdown to revive the economy

While the tourist season begins in September, few travellers are expected as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa.

South Africa has eased lockdown restrictions to restart businesses and revive its economy.

The tourism sector is among the worst affected.

While the tourist season kicks off only in September, few travellers are expected as the country grapples with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Tiffindell Ski Resort, the only ski resort in the country.

Qatar Says Gaza Payments to Continue as Annexation Date Nears

Qatar’s state-run news agency said the country will make more than $10 million in payments to poor families in Gaza “at the start of next week,” citing comments made on Saturday by Mohammed Al Emadi, the chairman of Qatar’s Gaza Reconstruction Committee.

The Qatar News Agency story follows areport from Axios last week that the country would suspend the transfers because of uncertainty around the Israeli government’s plans to annex up to 30% of the West Bank as soon as July 1. Axios’s report cited unnamed Western diplomats.

Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf are grappling with how to respond to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to begin extending Israel’s sovereignty into lands claimed by Palestinians, particularly after ties with Israel have grown closer in recent years.

Israel, UAE to Partner on Virus as Annexation Risks Closer Ties

Though the two countries don’t have diplomatic ties, Israel has permitted Qatar to funnel fuel subsidies and payments to families and civil servants, transfers that have helped Hamas-run Gaza strip avoid an economic collapse.

Al Emadi said that more than 100,000 families will receive $100 dollars each through post offices in Gaza, according to QNA.