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Palestine calls for international protection amid heightened tensions over Jerusalem

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RAMALLAH/GAZA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — The Palestinian government called Thursday for international protection of the the Palestinian people over “the continued escalation due to the occupation.” Government spokesperson Yousef Al-Mahmoud denounced the “incursion of Al-Aqsa Mosque by Jewish groups” besides the Israeli raids into two university campuses in the West Bank where it seized documents […]

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Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem: FM

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ANKARA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Turkey will open embassy in East Jerusalem after members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared the city the capital of Palestine, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. “Recognition of the Palestinian state is in line with UN decisions. We will strive for recognition of East Jerusalem as […]

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Saudi king vows to continue fighting extremism and corruption

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RIYADH, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud vowed Wednesday to continue fighting extremism and corruption, Al Arabiya local news reported. He made the remarks while inaugurating the second year of the seventh session of the Shura, or consultative council at the council’s headquarters in Riyadh. Some government agencies have been […]

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Spotlight: Islamic world doubts U.S. role in search for peace between Palestinians, Israelis

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Islamic countries have voiced their doubt about the U.S. role in searching for peace between Palestinians and Israelis after U.S. President Donald Trump broke decades of Washington policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Leaders of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected the U.S. decision as “null and void” […]

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Islamic summit recognizes East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine State

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — A summit of Islamic countries held in Istanbul on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine to counter a U.S. decision in favor of Israel. The summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also invited all countries in the world to “recognize the State of […]

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Spotlight: Turkey unlikely to take concrete anti-Israel action despite anger over U.S. Jerusalem decision

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — As representatives of Islamic countries met in Istanbul on Wednesday over how to respond to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Turkey is not expected to take concrete actions against Israel through severing economic or military ties, analysts told Xinhua. “I do not expect Turkey’s President Erdogan to […]

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Muslim countries to hold summit to mull response to U.S. decision over Jerusalem

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Leaders and senior officials from Muslim countries are expected to hold an extraordinary summit Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey in response to a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as the […]

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S. Africans protest against U.S. decision on Jerusalem

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by Zenzile Khoisan CAPE TOWN, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Thousands of South Africans gathered before Parliament on Wednesday in protest against the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The protest, organized by a broad coalition of structures affiliated with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and civil organizations, culminated in a demand that […]

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Jordanian King meets with Saudi King, crown prince over Jerusalem

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AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah held talks with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and met with his Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Discussions focused on the developments related to Jerusalem and the dangerous implications of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there.  […]

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Turkish, Palestinian presidents meet ahead of Islamic summit

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ISTANBUL, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul, one day before Islamic leaders meet in the city over how to respond to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The closed-door meeting lasted for one hour, and no statement was made thereafter, Turkish […]

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