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Erdogan says Turkey to open embassy in East Jerusalem

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Turkish leader has been one of the loudest voices in a global chorus of condemnation over Donald Trump’s announcement President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed hope that Turkey would soon be able to open an embassy to a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, as he again denounced Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. Erdogan has sought to ... Read More »

OIC rejects US decision, declares East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and invited other countries to follow suit. Following the summit, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen held a ... Read More »

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, sparking anger across Muslim world

It is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,’ says Trump US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperilling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Speaking in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room, Trump also announced his plan ... Read More »

Yemen’s former President killed as fighting continues in capital

Mr. Saleh’s death signaled a turning point in the country’s war by shattering the alliance between his loyalists and the rebels. Former president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh being killed by Huthi rebels on Monday as he fled heavy fighting in Sanaa after the collapse of his alliance with the Iran-backed insurgents. Abdullah Saleh, who ruled with an iron fist ... Read More »

At least 235 killed in terror attack on mosque in Egypt

Dozens were killed and injured in a bombing and gun attack targeting worshippers at this mosque. STR / EPA

At least 235 people killed and another 109 injured in the attack on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region Gunmen attacked a crowded mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in recent memory, state media reported. Another 109 people were injured, the official MENA news agency ... Read More »

Turkey rebuilds more than 400 war-hit schools in Syria

ANKARA — During last eight months Turkey has rebuilt more than 400 damaged schools in Syria enabling more than 152,000 children to continue their education. According to Turkish official Anatolia news agency, as part of Operation Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey’s National Education Ministry launched a massive educational campaign for Syrian children and re-build a total of 458 schools in Aleppo’s ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince pledges ‘return to moderate Islam’

Saudi Crown Prince pledges 'return to moderate Islam'

Mohammed bin Salman says Saudia will move to moderate Islam, to destroy extremist ideas Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged to promote moderate Islam in order to remove the extremist ideas in the region. Mohammed bin Salman spoke that Saudi Arabia is breaking ultra-conservative clerics for portraying a positive image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. ... Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan aims for diplomatic push to solve Qatar crisis

Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum, opponents plan to challenge

“We clearly disapprove of the sanctions on Qatar” Turkish President Erdogan said As the world reacts over the recent move four Arab states dramatically announced that they were cutting transport links with Qatar, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants to resolve the lowering Qatar tension dispute through diplomacy and mutual dialogues. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has spoken by phone with the ... Read More »

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was at its worst in 2016, with at least 652 children killed, the UN’s children’s agency said on Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said at least 255 ... Read More »

Attack on Syria aid convoy kill dozens as ceasefire fails

Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends The United Nations confirmed Monday that an airstrike hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killing and injuring several people including aid workers, which came hours after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia. ... Read More »

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