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Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after US move

Workers hanging from the side of a building place a banner welcoming the opening of the new Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem, in the complex hosting the new embassy in Jerusalem, May 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States made ...

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Israel orders Turkish consul in Jerusalem to leave

Israel ordered the Turkish consul in Jerusalem to leave for an unspecified period of time Tuesday, the foreign ministry said, after Turkey demanded the same of the Israeli ambassador in Ankara over violence on the Gaza border. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had also launched a bitter attack on Israeli ...

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Turkey and Israel exchange jibes, expulsions in escalating row

Turkey and Israel on Tuesday ordered envoys to leave in tit-for-tat moves and exchanged bitter accusations as a row over the Israeli army’s killing of dozens of Palestinians threatened a 2016 reconciliation deal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter by calling Israel ...

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Israel faces outcry after 60 killed on Gaza border

Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against US embassy move to Jerusalem. Reuters Israel was under mounting international pressure amid calls Tuesday for an independent probe after its forces killed 60 Palestinians during violence along the Gaza border as the United States ...

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ICC vows to ‘take any action warranted’ over Gaza unrest

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court vowed Tuesday that she was watching closely the unrest in Gaza and would “take any action warranted” to prosecute crimes. “My staff is vigilantly following developments on the ground and recording any alleged crime that could fall within” the tribunal’s jurisdiction, Fatou ...

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Kuwait wants draft Gaza resolution, US defends Israel

Surrounded by fellow Arab ambassadors to UN, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour (3rd from R) speaks during a press briefing following a UN Security Council meeting. (AFP)   The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday on the violence in Gaza, with Kuwait preparing ...

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Ramazan moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

The holy month of Ramazan will begin in Saudi Arabia and UAE from Thursday (May 17) as the moon was not sighted. Authorities in Saudi Arabia and UAE announced that there was no sight of Ramazan crescent (1438 H) today. In Pakistan, the meeting of Ruet-e-Hilal Central Committee for sighting ...

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Saudi car show puts women in the driving seat

A car show in the Saudi capital is drawing in many women, who from next month will be allowed to drive in the kingdom as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s modernization plans. The event also attracted banks ready to offer financing for women buyers. “Anything related to cars ...

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