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Palestinians slam U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem, resort to global help

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RAMALLAH (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem Monday and called for mourning on Tuesday, after Israeli forces killed 55 Palestinians in Gaza. Abbas addressed a leadership meeting on Monday evening in his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah city, saying “what we saw in Jerusalem today was […]

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U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem to cause more chaos in Mideast

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RAMALLAH (Xinhua) — The controversial transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will lead to more chaos and instability in the Middle East, Palestinian analysts say. An official inauguration of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was held Monday afternoon, as Israeli and U.S. officials gathered in the city amid […]

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Kuwait calls on GCC to keep up with world economic development

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KUWAIT CITY,  (Xinhua) — Kuwait on Monday called on Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to keep abreast of the swift world economic development through uniform visions, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. Addressing the meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee held in Kuwait Monday, the Kuwaiti Minister of Finance Nayef Al-Hajraf said […]

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Netanyahu hails US embassy’s opening ceremony in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM,  (Xinhua) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu praised on Monday the inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem as a “great day for peace,” as 43 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza amidst ongoing clashes. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy, Netanyahu regarded it as a historic moment, saying “we gather […]

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Turkey declares 3 days of mourning over Palestinian deaths

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ANKARA,  (Xinhua) — Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag announced Monday night three days of mourning over Palestinian killings by Israeli forces. As the Rotating Chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Turkey has called for an emergency meeting held on Friday, Bozdag said after a Council of Ministers meeting in the capital Ankara. […]

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Saudi condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters

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RIYADH,  (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabia strongly condemned the massacre of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli forces on Monday, Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement its support for the Palestinians to assert their legitimate rights in accordance with the international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. It also called […]

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UAE condemns Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza

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DUBAI,  (Xinhua) — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday strongly condemned Israeli killing of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, UAE state news agency WAM reported. In a statement released on Monday, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed the Gulf state’s condemnation of the “excessive use of force” by the […]

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Jordan condemns Israel’s escalating aggression in Gaza

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AMMAN,  (Xinhua) — Jordan’s cabinet on Monday strongly condemned Israel’s “serious escalation” of aggression in the Gaza Strip, state-run Petra news agency reported. The condemnation came as clashes broke out in the coastal enclave between Palestinian protesters and Israeli border security forces, killing at least 52 people and injuring over 2,000 others. The council said […]

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Israel to reopen Gaza’s main cargo crossing

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JERUSALEM,  (Xinhua) — The Kerem Shalom goods crossing will reopen on Tuesday, Israel’s military said Monday night, two days after Israel shut down the passage. A military statement said Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to open the crossing following recommendations by the military and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. Kerem Shalom, the […]

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Yemenis preparing for Ramadan amid harsh living conditions, despair

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ADEN, Yemen, (Xinhua) — The holy fasting month of Ramadan, a festal season of spirituality and a joyful occasion, will start throughout the Muslim world on Wednesday. In the Muslim countries, people are eagerly waiting for Ramadan which is considered as an opportunity for unifying all the family members under one roof. But in the […]

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