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Kuwait’s chief lawmaker slams Israeli parliament representative’s comments

Kuwait’s chief lawmaker slams Israeli parliament representative’s comments

ST PETERSBURG: Kuwait’s chief lawmaker reacted furiously to an Israeli parliament representative’s comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an international conference on Wednesday, Kuwait’s news agency, KUNA, reported. “The saying ‘if you have no shame do as you please’ applies to the comments made by this rapist (Israeli) parliament,” National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al Ghanem told lawmakers gathered at Inter-Parliamentary …

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Israel closes Palestinian media groups in West Bank raids

Israel raids, shuts down eight Palestinian media outlets in WB

Israeli forces have carried out overnight raids on the offices of multiple Palestinian media outlets and production firms in the occupied West Bank, closing them down for a six-month period. According to media reports, Israeli troops confiscated equipment and made arrests during the raids in the early hours of Wednesday that targeted eight Palestinian media companies in al-Khalil (Hebron) and …

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300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar

Nearly 300 Rohingya villages destroyed in Myanmar's Rakhine, says HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says nearly 300 villages of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority have been burned in Myanmar since the outbreak of the latest military offensive in restive Rakhine state. At least 288 villages in Rakhine have been partially or totally destroyed by fire since August 25, the HRW reported, according to information gathered on satellite images. According to …

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Danish pension fund blacklists four Israeli companies linked to settlements

Danish pension fund blacklists four Israeli companies linked to settlements

Following a report released by Danwatch in January, Denmark’s third largest pension fund, Sampension, moved to exclude four publicly traded companies from their portfolio due to their investments in illegal Israeli settlement activities. The move is a major win for the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has increasingly come under fire in recent years as Israel and its …

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Israel approves plans for nearly 1,292 settler units in WB

Israel OKs plans for 1,292 new settler units

Israeli authorities have approved plans for construction of 1,292 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a settlement watchdog NGO reports. Peace Now reported that the Israeli authorities approved the plans on Tuesday, noting that further approvals were likely on Wednesday The Israeli committee which oversees the settlement construction in the West Bank is expected to approve the construction of …

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ISIS establishes training camp near Israeli border in Syria

ISIS establishes training camp near Israeli border in Syria

After fleeing from the Syrian city of Raqqa, a group of senior-level ISIS terrorists established a camp in the Syrian Golan close to Israel’s border and are training approximately 300 local youths. Recently, a group of senior-level ISIS commanders that escaped Iraq and northern Syria have set up a camp in an enclave in the Syrian Golan near the Israeli …

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Anger as UK university allows Balfour ‘celebration’

Anger as UK university allows Balfour 'celebration'

A British university has drawn criticism for its decision to allow a Balfour Declaration ‘celebration’ organised by a pro-Israel group. The Manchester Balfour 100 event will be held at the University of Manchester’s main campus later in October and is part of a broader series of events to mark the anniversary of the declaration made by then British Foreign Secretary …

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UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

UNICEF says future of 4.5 Yemeni schoolchildren at stake

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has warned that the future of up to 4.5 million schoolchildren in the war-torn Yemen is uncertain as thousands of teachers refuse to attend classes for not receiving their salaries during the past year. “The future of 4.5 million students hangs in the balance,” Rajat Madhok, the spokesman of the UN the …

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Jeremy Corbyn’s minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Yemen coalition

Jeremy Corbyn's minister for peace calls for arms embargo on Yemen coalition

Fabian Hamilton has called for ban on arms exports to all members of the Saudi-led coalition and for the creation of a Ministry of Peace A Labour government would ban exports of British-made weapons to all members of the Saudi-led bombing campaign against Yemen, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow minister for peace has told Middle East Eye. “We should not be selling …

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11 Palestinian Lawmakers Languishing in Israeli Regime Jails

11 Palestinian Lawmakers Languishing in Israeli Regime Jails

There are still 11 Palestinian lawmakers languishing in notorious Israeli regime jails after the regime released Palestinian Member of Parliament Mohamed al-Tal on Friday. In a statement on Saturday, The Palestinian Commission of Detainees’ and Ex-Detainees’ Affairs said the Israeli regime released Tal after he spent seven months in Ofer jail, pointing out that the legislator underwent surgery a few …

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