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December 21, 2017 5:57 PM UN rejects US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Isreal’s capital

UN member states met in the General Assembly on Thursday to debate a draft resolution that rejects the US President Donald Trump’s decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki referenced the US threat that it was “taking names” of those who vote in favor of the measure in his remarks to the assembly 67

October 25, 2017 3:21 AM Vietnam in Group D of AFC U23 Championship 2018 finals

A draw for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship 2018’s final round took place in China on October 24. Vietnam’s U23 squad is placed in Group D with Syria, Australia, and the Republic of Korea. The host China is in Group A together with Oman, Uzbekistan, and Qatar. Palestine, Thailand, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Japan 122

September 13, 2017 4:40 AM Nigeria in search of a nation

“It was never intended that the area now called Nigeria or any of the area granted to other countries would metamorphose into a nation. It was intended to be a fief for exploitation of raw materials such as palm oil, palm kernel, groundnut, cocoa, rubber and cotton to meet the industrial demands of Europe!!!” IN THE BEGINING: Once upon a time and indeed 78

August 1, 2017 5:07 PM Secret cables reveal US efforts to prevent 2007 Hamas takeover of West Bank

Memos show US Security Coordinator had less funding than Iranian and Qatari support for Hamas in 2007. It has been just over 10 years since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip. The Office of the US Security Coordinator (USSC), established in 2005, played a key role in preventing the chaos there from spreading, yet key aspects of how it achieved that have gone unreported 44

July 19, 2017 3:25 AM Chinese President backs Palestinian statehood efforts

Chinese President backs Palestinian statehood efforts Building Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territories should be stopped immediately, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. “China supports Palestine in building an independent, full sovereignty state along the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Xi said after meeting Palestinian 33

July 17, 2017 10:53 AM Macron Denounces Anti-Zionism as ‘Reinvented Form of Anti-Semitism’

For decades, many French have held on to the idea that their ancestors were either victims or resisters of Nazis, or of the collaborationist regime that was set up in Vichy, France. President François Mitterrand, who worked as a low-level Vichy administrator before joining the Resistance, declared in 1992 that “the French state was the Vichy regime 52

July 16, 2017 9:18 PM Macron decries France's Nazi past during Netanyahu visit; calls for renewed peace talks

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced France's collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who negate or minimise the country's role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths. Commemorating 75 years since a mass round-up of Jews during the darkest chapter of modern French history in his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister 25

July 16, 2017 8:41 PM Netanyahu: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian bases in Lebanon, Syria

Jerusalem maintains that Iran is not only interested in sending military advisers to Syria, but also is keen on establishing ground and air bases there. PARIS – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel opposes the US-Russian-brokered cease-fire in Syria because it perpetuates Iran’s military presence in the country and told French 47

July 7, 2017 8:02 PM Palestinians hail UNESCO Hebron vote slammed by Israel

The Palestinians hailed a UNESCO decision Friday to add the heart of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to the endangered world heritage list, but Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called it "delusional". "This vote is a success for the diplomatic battle fought by Palestine on all fronts, in the face of Israeli and American pressure on member states 26

June 30, 2017 5:34 PM Week ahead in Parliament

The last time I noted a quiet-looking parliamentary week ahead, the prime minister went and called an election, so it is with some trepidation that I suggest that next week's agendas in the Commons and Lords look a little short of drama. Labour MPs are on a two-line whip for a humdrum week of non-controversial legislation and several general debates 56