Tue12122017

LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 2pm

Israeli Retaliation Strikes Kill Two Palestinian

GAZA: Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings.

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U.S. Embassy’s Move To Jerusalem Should Take At Least Two Years, Tillerson Says

 

PARIS: Middle East politics dominated Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s agenda Friday: He met with the Lebanese prime minister who took back his resignation, listened to allies criticize the administration’s Jerusalem decision and chided Saudi Arabia to be more “measured” and “thoughtful” in waging war in Yemen.

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SA Council Of Churches Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Move

JOHANNESBURG: The South African Council of Churches has described US president Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital a monumental geopolitical move that could trigger lasting repercussions.

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US Top Court Blocks Release Of Trump ‘Dreamer’ Immigrant Documents

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WASHINGTON DC: The US Supreme Court yesterday granted a request by President Donald Trump’s administration to block the release of documents concerning his decision to end a program that shielded from deportation hundreds of thousands of young adults dubbed “Dreamers” brought into the country illegally as children.

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Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’

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LONDON: The Saudi Embassy in Washington on Friday offered a new explanation for the record-breaking $450.3 million purchase last month of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.

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United Nations Adopts Malaysia's Resolution Of Moderation

 

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NEW YORK: Malaysia created history at the United Nations (UN), when the world body adopted Malaysia’s resolution of moderation at its 72nd session of the General Assembly, here, today.

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Fatal Protests As Jerusalem Plan Heralds 'Darker Times'

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At least two Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured as Day of Rage protests continue across the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip over the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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N Korea Agrees To Communicate Regularly With UN At Various Levels

Jeffrey Feltman

SEOUL -- North Korea has agreed to communicate regularly with the United Nations at various levels, South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted Pyongyang's state media as saying on Saturday, following a visit by a senior UN official.

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UK Disapproves Of US Decision On Jerusalem, Has No Plans To Move Embassy

Matthew Rycroft

UNITED NATIONS -- A British envoy said Friday that his country does not agree with the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and has no plans to move the British Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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Zimbabwe Not Yet Ready For Its Own Currency: Finance Minister

Zimbabweans celebrate Robert Mugabes resignation

HARARE -- Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Friday the country is still far from having its own currency, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

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