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Palestinian gov’t slams Israeli intention to “annex” settlements in West Bank

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — The Palestinian government said on Tuesday that Israel is evading all signed agreements through annexing settlements in the West Bank. “Israel’s annexation threats mean that it has no interest in peace or achieving a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” the government said in a press statement following its weekly cabinet […]

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Palestinians slam Israeli law extension over academic institutions in Jewish settlements

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — Palestinian Deputy Foreign Minister Tayseer Jaradat on Tuesday slammed the new Israeli law to extend education law over the academic institutions in Jewish settlements built in the West Bank. The law adopted by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Monday night, is “null, void and means nothing because settlements are illegal,” Jaradat […]

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Coalition meets in Kuwait to examine anti-IS strategy

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — The international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) opened a meeting at the level of foreign ministers on Tuesday in Kuwait, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The meeting, attended by Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, […]

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Lebanese judge sentences Virgin Mary insulters to read verses from Qur’an

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  ARAB NEWS DUBAI: A judge’s punishment meted to three men who insulted the Virgin Mary went viral on Lebanese social media earlier this week. Instead of slapping them with jail time or a fine, Tripoli judge Jocelyn Matta ordered the three men to memorize verses from the Holy Qur’an’s Surat Al-Omran, which glorifies the […]

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Palestinians desire serious peace process based on two-state solution: official

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — In response to Trump’s remarks that the Palestinians “are not interested” in the peace process, a senior Palestinian official said Monday the Palestinians are the most benefiting side out of a serious peace process in the Middle East. In a special interview with Xinhua, Mohamed Ishtayeh, a member in the […]

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Palestine warns of Israeli steps to annex West Bank settlements

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) — Palestinian presidency warned on Monday that any unilateral steps related to Israeli annexation of West Bank settlements will not change the reality since “settlements are illegal.” Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in an official statement, released by official Wafa news agency, that any step in this regard would only […]

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Palestinian leader seeks Russia’s backing over Jerusalem

By   /  February 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion, World  /  Comments Off on Palestinian leader seeks Russia’s backing over Jerusalem

AFP MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas visits Russia on Monday in a bid to secure Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Abbas has refused any contact with US President […]

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Palestinians to ask Russia’s Putin to step into peace process

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RAMALLAH, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas aide said Sunday that Palestinians will ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to step into a multilateral mechanism to overlook the peace process. Abbas’ diplomatic advisor Majdi Khalidi told official Palestinian radio station Voice of Palestine that the president will meet with Putin tomorrow in Sochi. “The […]

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Iranians mark anniversary of Islamic revolution with anti-U.S., Israel sentiments

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TEHRAN, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Hundreds of thousands of Iranians attended nationwide rallies on Sunday to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution in 1979. People in the Iranian cities swarmed to the streets, chanting anti-U.S., anti-Israeli slogans and carrying images of the late founder of the Islamic republic, Ayatollah Seyed […]

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Muslim World League chief calls for effective dialogue between religious and cultural followers

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MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, has called on Saturday for an effective dialogue to spread peace and tranquility among all people of the world. Addressing a conference for unity between followers of religions and peace lovers organized by the Peace Promotion Forum in Washington […]

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