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Israeli violence against Palestinians in Gaza protests meets with regional, int’l uproar

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CAIRO (Xinhua) — The recent Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters on Israeli borders with the Gaza Strip has met with both regional and international condemnation and uproar. At least 63 Palestinians have been killed and about 2,800 wounded in confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians, mostly from the Gaza enclave, who protested against the relocation […]

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Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem after U.S. move

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JERUSALEM, May 16 (Xinhua) — Guatemala inaugurated its new embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the U.S. opened its embassy in the disputed holy city. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut a blue-and-white ribbon as the official opening of the embassy. Morales said Israel and Guatemala have a […]

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UNSC condemns massive killing in Gaza, urges independent probe

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Riyad Mansour (C), permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, speaks on an emergency meeting held in response to Monday’s violence in Gaza, which had led to the deaths of at least 60 Palestinians at the hands of Israeli security forces, at the UN headquarters in New York on May 15, […]

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Turkey to host OIC emergency summit over Gaza violence

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ANKARA, (Xinhua) — Turkey will host an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday over Israeli violence on the Gaza border, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced Tuesday. Yildirim has invited his counterparts from five countries, Bangladesh, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar and Algeria, to join the emergency summit by phone, state-run […]

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DPRK says to suspend high-level talks with ROK over ROK-U.S. drills

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PYONGYANG/WASHINGTON, May 16 (Xinhua) — In view of the recently provocative acts such as the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. joint military drills, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has no choice but to suspend high-level talks with the ROK planned for Wednesday, the official KCNA said on Wednesday. The state media also said the […]

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Major Kurdish parties lead in 2 provinces in Iraq’s preliminary election results

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BAGHDAD,  (Xinhua) — The political coalitions of two major Kurdish parties are leading in the initial results of parliamentary polls in the two remaining provinces of Kirkuk and Dohuk, official figures showed Tuesday. The figures by the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) showed the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) was the front-runner, accounting for […]

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UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

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UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua) — United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Mladenov said that Monday was a day of tragedy for the people in Gaza, referring to the clashes near the […]

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Iran says nuke deal talks with EU “constructive”

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European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (R) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2018. (Xinhua/European Union)

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Palestinians mark 70th anniversary of Nakba Day amid outrage, grief

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Mourners and relatives carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border in Gaza City, on May 15, 2018. On Monday, Israeli forces shot dead dozens of Palestinians and injured more than 2,000 others in a day-long confrontation along the Gaza strip-Israel […]

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Italy’s populists, rightwingers want Italexit and ECB to cancel billions in debt

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ROME,  (Xinhua) — The populist Five Star Movement and the rightwing League party are working on a joint government program that includes a possible exit from the eurozone and asking the European Central Bank (ECB) to cancel billions in Italian public debt, the Huffington Post reported Tuesday evening, posting the 39-page draft document on its […]

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