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Trump attack on Iran with Israeli and Saudis words

Trump attack on Iran with Israeli and Saudis words

Israeli and Saudi Arabian authorities have welcomed the recent decision by US President Donald Trump not to certify Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany. On Friday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump’s “courageous decision” on Iran, describing it as an opportunity …

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Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya: UK-based rights group

Myanmar ‘starving out’ Rohingya UK-based rights group

A UK-based rights group has accused Myanmar’s government of intentionally starving Rohingya Muslims in a bid to force the persecuted minority group out of the country. “Rohingya are now being starved out of Burma (Myanmar) and unless real pressure is put on the government and military to lift aid and movement restrictions, most… will be forced out within weeks,” Tun …

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Israel says will quit UNESCO after US

Israel says will quit UNESCO after US

Israel says it plans to pull out of the United Nations cultural and education agency, UNESCO, hours after the US announced its decision to do the same, accusing the body of “anti-Israel bias.” According to a statement released by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday, the premier “instructed the foreign ministry to prepare Israel’s withdrawal from the organization …

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Global Campaign to Break the Siege to launch pro-Gaza activities

Global Campaign to Break the Siege to launch pro-Gaza activities

The Global Campaign to Break the Siege on Gaza has announced its intention to organize activities in solidarity with the besieged population of the Gaza Strip. The pro-Gaza solidarity activities are slated to begin next Sunday and its goal is to shed light on the humanitarian suffering of the population and demand an end to Israel’s unjust blockade and the …

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US withdraws from Unesco over ‘anti-Israel bias’

US withdraws from Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

The United States has withdrawn from Unesco over what it claims is the organisation’s “continuing anti-Israel bias”. The State Department announced its intention to withdraw from the UN’s cultural, scientific and educational organisation and become a permanent observer instead. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at Unesco, the need for fundamental reform in …

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Kurds will freeze acting on independence referendum

Kurds will freeze acting on independence referendum

Iraqi vice president Osama Al Nujafi says the Kurdish president has agreed not to act on the results of the recent independence vote if Baghdad ensures the rights of the autonomous Kurdish region. It comes after Mr Al Nujaifi met with the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, on Saturday. “Mr Barzani said, ‘We will freeze the results …

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Israel forces target Hamas positions in Gaza Strip

Israel forces target Hamas positions in Gaza Strip

Israeli forces have launched artillery attacks on alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. No casualties have been reported from the Sunday night attacks. Israel claims that the attacks were launched is response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip that landed without causing any injuries. The Israeli military frequently targets the Gaza Strip, with civilians being the main victims …

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450 Palestinians arrested since 2015 over incitement on Facebook

450 Palestinians arrested since 2015 over incitement on Facebook

The Palestinian Prisoners Center for Studies said that 450 Palestinians, including women and children, have been arrested since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada in October 2015 on charges of “incitement” on Facebook. Media spokesman for the Center, Riyad al-Ashqar, explained that Israel uses what Palestinian youths publish on social media sites as pretexts to detain them on charges of …

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HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

HRW says Myanmar army raping and executing Rohingya Muslims

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar’s military “summarily executed” and sexually assaulted dozens of Rohingya Muslims during a raid on a village in the west of the country over a month ago. According to a report released by the international human rights group on Wednesday, the Myanmar army attacked a residential compound where a large number of villagers had converged out …

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