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Arab FMs mull reaction to US Jerusalem move

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CAIRO – The Arab League convened Thursday at the foreign-minister level to discuss a draft resolution on recent developments regarding Jerusalem. A 15-recommendation plan is being discussed in response to the recent relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and Israeli massacres perpetrated against unarmed Palestinian protesters. Recommendations include cutting ties with countries […]

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Trump says some migrants are ‘animals’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump described some migrants as “animals” Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement. “We have people coming in to the country, or trying to come in,” Trump told California Republicans visiting the White House, “we are taking people out of the country.” “You wouldn’t believe how […]

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Putin, Erdogan seriously concerned about deadly Gaza clashes

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MOSCOW,(Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Wednesday expressed serious concerns about the many deaths in recent violent clashes in the Gaza Strip. In a phone conversation, the two leaders paid particular attention to the mass protests in the Palestinian territories in connection with the opening of the U.S. […]

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Canada calls for ‘immediate’ probe into Gaza violence

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OTTAWA, Canada: The Canadian prime minister has called for an “immediate” independent investigation into the violence along the Gaza border that took place on Monday. In a statement Wednesday, Justin Trudeau said his government was “appalled” that a Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani, who was treating wounded Palestinians, had been injured. “Canada deplores and is gravely concerned […]

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Malaysia’s Anwar says Najib likely headed to jail

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KUALA LUMPUR: Newly released Malaysian political heavyweight Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday he expects ex-premier Najib Razak to be jailed over multi-billion-dollar graft claims. In an interview with AFP a day after he walked free from custody — where he had languished since 2015 on what supporters say were trumped-up charges levelled at Najib’s behest — […]

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EU announces 3-mln-euro emergency aid for Gaza after deadly clashes

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BRUSSELS, May 17 (Xinhua) — The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced a 3-million-euro emergency aid for civilians of Gaza Strip, days after a flare-up of violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces. The EU will funnel the funding “exclusively through international humanitarian partners to deliver health, water and sanitation assistance to Palestinians in […]

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Gaza protesters wane in number but Hamas vows to continue

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GAZA: Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, with Israel on Wednesday pointing to what it said were Egyptian efforts to restore calm after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Gaza’s dominant Hamas movement denied that it was under pressure from neighboring Egypt to scale back […]

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Turkey to continue aid efforts for Rohingya in Ramadan

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ANKARA : Turkish charitable groups aim to reach thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) plans to deliver food parcels to 5,000 families living in refugee camps and in villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The agency is also set to set up tents […]

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US trial of Turkish banker political: Turkish deputy PM

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ANKARA : The U.S. prison sentence given to a Turkish banker lacks any legal foundation, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag on Thursday, blasting it as a politically motivated decision. The District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday sentenced former Halkbank Deputy CEO Mehmet Hakan Atilla to 32 months in prison […]

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British PM loses vote on Brexit bill in House of Lords

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LONDON, May 16 (Xinhua) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords Wednesday as the crucial European Union withdrawal bill continued its stormy passage through parliament. By a vote of 294 to 244, the peers backed an amendment calling for the creation of a watchdog to enforce […]

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