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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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Kuwaiti defense minister stresses army development

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Thursday stressed the significance of developing the army units and sectors in line with the “Kuwait 2035” vision. He said it is important to pay much attention to military scientific research in order to upgrade the […]

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News Analysis: Trump’s Israel policy likely to exclude U.S. from Middle East peace talks, experts say

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by Matthew Rusling WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could complicate relations with Muslim countries in the Middle East, and even exclude Washington from Middle East peace talks, U.S. experts have said. “His action complicates relationships with Islamic countries in many places around […]

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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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Turkey slams U.S. over extremist-sponsoring remarks

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ANKARA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed the U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster for his claim that Turkey and Qatar have become “the main sponsors” of extremist Islamic ideologies that targets the West. The foreign ministry blast the allegations as “astonishing, baseless and unacceptable,” saying that McMaster should have been […]

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Turkey summons representative of FBI over controversal trial

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ANKARA, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Turkey has summoned the representative of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Ankara, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday. The office representative was summoned to Turkish Directorate General of Security over suspected links to the Iran sanctions case in the U.S., said the report. The move comes after a former police officer, […]

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US Vice President postpones Israel visit

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Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel by several days due to the Congressional vote on tax reforms, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. According to the Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon, the delay in Pence’s visit, earlier scheduled for Sunday, was due to internal […]

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Saudi Arabia invests 19.2 bln USD in stimulating private sector

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RIYADH, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered on Thursday to allocate 19.2 billion U.S. dollars to stimulate the private sector, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The decision was based on proposal submitted by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to promote the national economy. Among the most significant […]

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