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‘US Embassy’ signs appear on streets of Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM – The Israeli authorities on Monday began placing signs bearing the words “U.S. Embassy” on the streets of Jerusalem amid preparations for the new diplomatic mission’s scheduled inauguration next week, according to witnesses. Signs in Hebrew, Arabic and English have reportedly been seen in the city’s Arona neighborhood. An inauguration ceremony for the new embassy, […]

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Trump slams Kerry over Iran deal ‘shadow diplomacy’

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry Monday following reports of back-channel meetings with Iran’s top diplomat and several European officials. Trump said the U.S. does not need “Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy on the very badly negotiated Iran Deal” after the Boston Globe reported a previously undisclosed April meeting with […]

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Erdogan slams int’l community’s apathy for Palestine

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ANKARA – International community’s indifference over the sufferings of Palestinians caused by Israeli attacks shows that no society has a safe future, the Turkish president said on Monday. Speaking at the International Mount of Olives Peace Awards at the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Palestinians are the symbol of […]

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Putin sworn in as Russian president

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MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin on Monday was sworn in as Russian president in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, marking the official commencement of his fourth term in this position. “Consider my duty and the meaning of my life to do everything for the prosperity and well-being of Russia”, Putin told the inauguration ceremony. He thanked […]

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OIC expresses concern over Rohingya, Palestine issue

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ANKARA – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed “deep concern” over the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, adding that the violence “reached the level of ethnic cleansing”. In a declaration on Sunday from the 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the OIC […]

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UK to provide additional £70M to Rohingya refugees

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – The U.K. on Monday pledged £70 million of fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. So far, the U.K. has provided £129 million in humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees, said the British High Commission in Dhaka in a statement. The support which comes ahead of the cyclone and […]

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French manifesto on Quran ‘barbarism, deviance’

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ANKARA – Turkish government ministers have blasted a French proposal to remove some verses from the Quran. On Twitter, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag slammed the French proposal, which took the form of a manifesto signed by 300 French authors and politicians, saying that the signatories “are the Western versions of Daesh” terrorists, suggesting that they […]

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Trump administration is violating its obligations under international law : PLO Secretary-General Dr. Saeb Erekat

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Statement by PLO Secretary-General Dr. Saeb Erekat to Foreign Representations Regarding the Opening of a US Embassy in Jerusalem: By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy thereto, the Trump administration is violating its obligations under international law, including UNSCR 478, and the U.S. own commitments towards the peace process. As Washington pursues […]

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Palestinians to file complaint against Israel at ICC: official

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RAMALLAH, May 7 (Xinhua) — Head of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Detainees Affairs Commission Eassa Qaraqe’ said Monday that Palestine will file a legal complaint against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next Friday. Qaraqe’ told the official Palestinian radio station (Voice of Palestine) that the complaint is about Israeli “crimes against Palestinian prisoners” […]

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President Abbas starts state visit to three Latin American countries

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RAMALLAH (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas started on Sunday a state visit to three Latin American countries, according to Majdi Khalidi, Abbas’ advisor on diplomatic affairs. The visit, intended to garner support for the Palestinian cause, said Khalidi to Voice of Palestine radio, includes Chile, Venezuela and Cuba.

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