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India dispatching Commandos to Iraq

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India has decided to send its elite Police Commandoes to Iraq apparent to protect Indian Embassy and its diplomatic staff there. According to a report by New Delhi Television (NDTV) the approval for deployment has been given the Ministries of Home and External Affairs. The NDTV report added that India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been tasked to provide ... Read More »

India promoting Israeli defence, other products in Afghanistan, BD and Myanmar

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India serving as a ling between Israeli and Afghan business companies BEIRUT — The Israeli prime minister has endorsed an Indian request to accord license to Indian companies to re-market Israeli weapons to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar. During his last visit to India Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was also introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Afghan former ... Read More »

Military trial of Palestinian teenage Ahed Tamimi postponed

The military trial of Palestinian teenage Ahed Tamimi postponed

Ahed Tamimi has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians The military trial of a teenage Palestinian girl charged viral ‘slapping video’ to the two Israeli soldiers has been postponed until February 13th. Ahed Tamimi, who was charged with assault and incitement after she slapped an Israeli soldier in her village in the occupied West Bank, is facing another delay ... Read More »

Mahmood Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state: Minister

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Abbas and Palestinian leaders are refusing to meet US Vice President Mike Pence Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the European Union to officially recognize the state of Palestine when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc. Palestinian foreign minister Riad al-Malki said Abbas will tell the EU it should take the step “as a way to respond” to ... Read More »

Arab League to lobby UN to recognise Palestinian state

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Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on to follow up on earlier decisions taken by the Arab League Arab states will embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations (UN) to recognise a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war. This was announced by Jordanian Foreign Minister ... Read More »

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Israeli youth refuse to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation

Dozens of Israeli youth sign letter saying: ‘We Won’t Take Part in Occupation’ Israeli youth has sent a letter to country’s leaders including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Education Minister Naftali Bennet and Chief of Israel Defense Forces Lt. Gen Gadi Eisenkot declaring their refusal to serve in Army in protest against Palestine occupation The letter, published in one ... Read More »

King Salman pledges support for Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

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Saudi Arabia condemned the US decision which it said would inflame the feelings of Muslims Saudi King Salman pledged the kingdom’s support for east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state during talks with president Mahmud Abbas. According to SPA news agency the monarch stressed “the legitimate right of the Palestinian people in establishing their independent state with ... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

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