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US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

WASHINGTON -UNS/AFP – President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel s capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East. “I have determined that it …

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Respect ‘status quo’ of Jerusalem:Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis, speaking hours before U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, on Wednesday called for the city’s “status quo” to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle East would further inflame world conflicts, reported Reuters. Trump is due on Wednesday to …

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US SC allows full enforcement on Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower …

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This UK teacher reported a six-year-old Muslim boy to police for ‘terrorism’

LONDON -UNS: A supply teacher’s call to police about a six-year-old Muslim boy with Down’s Syndrome led to his family being investigated for terrorism, reported The Independent. Officers launched the probe after six-year-old Mohammad Suleiman allegedly kept repeating the words “Allah” and “boom” in class. …

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Trump attacks British PM after criticism of anti-Muslim videos

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in a diplomatic row between the two leaders. Plunging headlong into a high-profile spat with one of America’s closest international partners, Trump …

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Trump retweets far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos

Donald Trump has retweeted three inflammatory videos from a British far-right group. The first tweet from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, claims to show a Muslim migrant attacking a man on crutches. This was followed by two more videos of people Ms …

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Egypt attack: IS flags carried by gunmen

Egyptian officials investigating the massacre of worshippers at a mosque in Sinai say the attackers were carrying the flag of the Islamic State group. At least 305 people died in the assault, which was launched during Friday prayers and has not yet been claimed by …

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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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Mladic convicted of genocide, sentenced to life in prison

A UN court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief General Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 1992-1995 war. The court in The Hague convicted Mladic of 10 of …

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New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders

WASHINGTON -UNS: The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear program. The measures came a day after President Donald Trump declared North …

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