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Israel is ‘terrorist state’:Erdogan

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a “terrorist state” and vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the country s capital. “Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is …

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AL urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move

CAIRO -UNS : Arab foreign ministers on Sunday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a “dangerous violation of international …

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Muslim World regrets ‘Trump’s irresponsible decision’ on Jerusalem as Israeli capital

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – Muslim world largely condemned and  slammed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling the move “unjustified and irresponsible”.Pakistani parliament National Assembly,President of Pakistan,government of Pakistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,Iran,Turkey and many Arab State condemned the …

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Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem: Letting a genie out of the bottle

By James M. Dorsey US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In taking his decision, Mr. Trump was implementing …

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Erdogan calls Islamic summit next week on Jerusalem

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday. “In the face of developments that …

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Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh killed

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former president and longtime strongman who ruled the country for over three decades, was killed Monday, according to multiple Yemeni officials, as his loyalists and Houthi rebels battled for control of the capital. Circumstances of his death remained unclear but some …

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Abbas warns US against Jerusalem recognition

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would jeopardise the White House’s nascent West Asia peace efforts. President Mahmoud Abbas’ comments came amid a diplomatic push by him to rally international support against the possible American move later …

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Iran inaugurates first phase of Chabahar port

TEHRAN -AP-UNS- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the country’s strategic Chahbahar Port, opening up a transit route between Iran, Afghanistan and India that bypasses Pakistan. The first phase of the project, known as the Shahid Beheshti port, is being …

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Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait on Dec. 5-6 despite Qatar row

KUWAIT CITY: An annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state will convene in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Gulf officials said on Wednesday, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of group. A rift between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members Saudi Arabia, …

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Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 235: state TV

Gunmen attacked a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday and set off a bomb, killing at least 184 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque roughly …

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