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Israel cancels travel of Gazans to J’lem for Friday prayers

Israel cancels travel of Gazans to J'lem for Friday prayers

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has cancelled permission for hundreds of elderly people from Gaza to travel to Occupied Jerusalem to perform the Friday prayer at the Aqsa Mosque. Quds Press quoted an official source from the civil affairs ministry as saying that the IOA informed the Palestinian side in Gaza on Wednesday that it cancelled the travel of 300 …

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22 Killed, 35 Injured in Terrorist Bombings in North Nigeria Mosque during Prayers

22 Killed, 35 Injured in Terrorist Bombings in North Nigeria Mosque during Prayers

Two terrorist bombings by female individuals at a local mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri have killed at least 22 people during morning prayers, officials say. One of the assailants reportedly blew herself up inside the Umarari Mosque on the outskirts of the city and the second terrorist detonated her explosives outside the building as survivors were fleeing …

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Pentagon: US armed forces not ready to respond to crisis

Pentagon: US armed forces not ready to respond to crisis

Top officials from four branches of the US military warn that the armed forces are currently not ready to respond to an unexpected crisis after years of combat and budget cuts. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, General John Paxton, assistant commandant of the US Marine Corps, warned lawmakers that the Marines might not be able …

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Budget 2016: UK watchdog to slash growth forecasts

Budget 2016: UK watchdog to slash growth forecasts

Britain’s fiscal watchdog will slash its UK growth forecasts in the Budget this week, forcing the Chancellor to implement more austerity to meet a goal of balancing the books by 2020. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is expected to downgrade its forecast for UK growth to 2.2pc in 2016, from a projection of 2.4pc in November. Some economists believe …

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Anti-gun activists censure Trump’s policies before his tower

Anti-gun activists censure Trump’s policies before his tower

Anti-gun activists have staged a die-in protest in front of the Trump Tower to censure Donald Trump’s campaign for the 2016 presidential election. Trump had said he could still run even if he shot someone on the Fifth Avenue in New York, angering the country’s anti-gun activists, who took to the avenue Wednesday to lie down on the sidewalk in …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Support For Syrian Refugee Children

Ronaldo backed by 5 year old son of Syrian children

To show his support, the internationally renowned soccer player for Real Madrid posted to his social media channels a selfie with his 5-year-old son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., holding a photo of very special soccer-loving Syrian refugee boy, named Ayman, who is also five years old. Born when the Syrian war began, life in a war zone took a devastating toll …

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Woman arrested in France for T-shirt critical of Israel

Woman arrested in France for T-shirt critical of Israel

France has ratcheted up its draconian repression of free speech about Palestine with the arrest of a woman for wearing a T-shirt supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. The activist was taking part in a march for International Women’s Day in Paris last Sunday when undercover police swooped in and detained her for wearing a piece of clothing …

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US peace activists rally against war, Trump

US peace activists rally against war, Trump

Hundreds of peace activists have taken to the streets of New York City to condemn US military involvement in the Middle East and Europe and criticize anti-Muslim statements by US presidential candidates. The protesters gathered on Sunday near the United Nations Headquarters and chanted anti-war slogans. They also called for an end to the war in Syria and NATO expansion …

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Israel stops Indonesia FM’s West Bank visit

Israel stops Indonesia FM's West Bank visit

Israel on Sunday refused to allow Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to visit the occupied West Bank, where she was to hold talks with Palestinian leaders, the Palestinian foreign ministry said. Israeli authorities control access to the West Bank, where the Palestinian political capital Ramallah is located. Marsudi was to hold talks in Ramallah with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and …

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Palestinian officials slam Israeli raid on Ramallah-based TV

Palestinian officials slam Israeli raid on Ramallah-based TV

Palestinian officials have denounced Israel’s closure of the offices of a satellite television channel in the occupied West Bank in yet another instance of Israeli crackdown on the media. Palestinian Authority spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud described the Israeli raid on Palestine Today TV station in Ramallah as “part of the aggressive occupation policy towards Palestinian media.” Tel Aviv has targeted Palestinian …

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