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Arab league cancels Guatemala’s cooperation deal over its embassy relocation in Jerusalem

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

CAIRO, May 23 (Xinhua) — Arab League (AL) has cancelled on Wednesday a memo of understanding with Guatemala over its stand regarding Jerusalem cause, the AL said in a statement. The AL has notified the Guatemalan side of not proceeding any kind of cooperation after the transfer of its embassy to Jerusalem, the statement said. […]

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Arab League chief slams opening of Paraguay’s embassy in Jerusalem

By   /  May 22, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

CAIRO  (Xinhua) — Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned on Monday the opening of Paraguay’s embassy in Jerusalem, warning the move will have a negative impact on ties between the Latin American country and the Arab world. In a statement, the AL chief urged world countries to refrain from taking similar steps […]

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Jerusalem sees peaceful 1st Ramadan Friday amid Israel’s high alert

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERSUALEM (Xinhua) — The Israeli police said Friday that the first Friday prayer services of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended peacefully at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Israeli police said about 90,000 attended prayers at the holy site on the second day and the first Friday of Ramadan. Israeli security forces are on high […]

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Arab FMs mull reaction to US Jerusalem move

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

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

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

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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Jordan urges EU to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

AMMAN, May 16 (Xinhua) — Jordan on Wednesday urged the EU to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, which is a prerequisite for attaining peace and stability in the Middle East region, the state-run Petra news agency reported. The remarks were made by Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi at a meeting with ambassadors […]

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Oman voices support for Palestinian statehood with East Jerusalem as capital

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

MUSCAT,  (Xinhua) — Oman on Tuesday expressed its support for the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported. Oman “calls for a political solution to the ongoing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis in a way that ensures the two states […]

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Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Jerusalem

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

CAIRO, May 15 (Xinhua) — The Cairo-based Arab League (AL) will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation of Jerusalem after the United States moved its embassy to Israel to the disputable holy city, official MENA news agency reported Tuesday. The meeting has been called for by Saudi Arabia and it is […]

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Israel expels Turkish consul in Jerusalem

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM,  (Xinhua) — Israel on Tuesday ordered the Turkish consul to Jerusalem to temporarily leave the country after Ankara expelled the Israeli ambassador to protest the killing of Palestinian protesters in Gaza. The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish consul, Husnu Gurcan Turkoglu, and instructed him to return to his country “for consultations for a […]

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Palestinians hold minute’s silence in Cannes to protest Gaza deaths

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Life & Style, Religion  /  No Comments

CANNES: Hollywood actor Benicio del Toro joined Palestinians at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday in a demonstration against the Israeli army’s killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border. More than sixty people were killed on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, by Israeli gunfire or tear gas, in what Palestinian authorities called a […]

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